Anybody buying the PRS guitar strings?

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  1. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    Not psyched to hear that as I’ve just bought a pile of those.
     
  2. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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  3. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Only cuz this place rubs off on people.
    OK, that sounds a little off...
     
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  4. GADonis

    GADonis New Member

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    Probably not a widespread issue (fingers crossed). As an update I sent a message just to let them know. They replied the same day that they were going to have someone check their stock for any issues. They also are sending me a couple 9s and 10s. I"ve been using DR since about 2001ish and it has only happened three times.

    On a somewhat related note, with all this I remember that I started using DR when I bought my first McCarty and I was looking for something other than the Dean Markleys I had been using. The DRs were recommended. I tried them and have been using them on everything ever since. I recently tried their acoustic strings but didn't care for them. I'll probably stick with the Elixirs on my acoustics.
     
  5. helmi

    helmi single & satin

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    I don't see why PRS is wasting their time on things like "strings".
     
  6. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid just another Alan

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    Because Paul's philosophy is that Every Piece Matters.
     
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  7. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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    And, they are really good strings.
     
  8. mad monk

    mad monk Your father's Oldsmobile

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    I bought a set of the new ones and the classics. They are what all of those types of strings are. Really bright when you put them on, they settle in for a while, then go dead.
    I'm sticking with what I found five years ago. They sound the same (good for me), from when I put them on until fret wear and dirt and sweat take their toll.
     
  9. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Out Lobstering...

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    I really like the original strings. I'm not sure what makes them different from regular D'Addarios, but they seem to last longer without getting rough and corroded. I always wipe both sets off when I'm done playing. I have not tried the high end ones yet. I'm wondering if they are like re-branded NYXL or something?
     
  10. Big Mike

    Big Mike This space for rent

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    I sure they’re great but you won’t be prying my curt mangans off me anytime soon
     
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  11. Jkater

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    I also discovered the Paradigm and I am very impressed with the feel and the sound. Someone said that they are hard on frets overtime. Is there truth to that?
     
  12. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    I’ve been playing DR (mostly Pure Blues, Tite Fits on a couple guitars) exclusively for several years now, and I don’t think I’ve ever had a problem, so don’t worry too much. I’m not trying to discount GADonis’ experience, I can totally believe it happened, but likely it’s a rare thing.

    I do need to get my paws on some of the new PRS sets though.
     
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  13. GADonis

    GADonis New Member

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    I agree it isn't likely a widespread issue. And if I were to find out it was something I had done to cause the issue I wouldn't be overly surprised even though I'm fairly sure it isn't. I've been using the DR Pure Blues for about 18 years and I can think of only 3 times this has happened.
     
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  14. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    Right on. TBH I kinda forgot about DR strings, I used to used them pretty much exclusively, but then all the guitar stores around me started closing, and I got in the habit of buying whatever strings were available.
     
  15. Lacire

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  16. Glennyj

    Glennyj New Member

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    Yeah. I'm actually going to bring this new PRS down to guitar center. I have changed hundreds of sets of strings. I am not sure what strings are on it. I know they are 10/46's.
    They have actually lasted 40 hours longer than the fenders I used to use.
    I'm going to take it over to a few of the amps they have and see if they sound the same. I am probably going to use the nyxl. Let see what the tech says.
    I will let you all know what I find. This guitar and the strings that are on it now have been so much fun to play... I don't care what it costs for a pack of strings.
    Funny thing is I have found different strings apply different tensions to a neck. Don't ask me why. I don't know. All I know is new, This PRS was SCREAMING!
    I want to keep it that way for a year or two. SMILE!
     
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  17. Glennyj

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    Just as a side note... I haven't played in a long time. Things have changed. WOW. The strings I used to use went dead in 5 hours no matter how much you kept them clean.
    I bought them a hundred packs at a time.
    SILLY ME.
    I love my PRS guitar!!!!!!
     
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  18. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    Been using them for years. They're sprayed with an ultra-fine coating of Magic Skill Sauce that greatly improves my playing.
     
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  19. Glennyj

    Glennyj New Member

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    I don't know.
    I'm so old it was pre social security, LOL.
    Just saying these strings that came on this guitar have been awesome.
    For the first time in years I have had fun playing again.
    Thanks for all the replies. You folks are GREAT!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  20. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I'm so old I thought Johnny Cash was a pay toilet!:rolleyes:
     
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