Stings for a CE24

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  1. Hully

    Hully New Member

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    What strings do you like for a CE24. The think the PRS 10's that are on the guitar can only be purchased through the PRS site and there is a $20 minimum plus shipping. Thanks.
     
  2. siamese

    siamese New Member

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    I use D'Addario NYXL strings - they last longer than any string that isn't coated, I've NEVER broken one, and they have an added midrange to them that is exceptionally pleasing. Add in they get in tune faster and stay there longer than any other string I've ever tried and I can't imagine EVER using anything else.
     
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  3. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    I haven't got a CE24, but I do like the D'Addario 10-46 balanced tension I tried on my bolt-on EG-3 quite a lot. Now I'm curious about the PRS strings, though. Are they made in-house or are they an imprint? The marketing about consistency and the construction lingo sounds quite similar to marketing used by Dunlop, DR and D'Addario. It looks like quite a few online music stores carry the PRS Strings, Sam Ash and Elderly were the first two places I found 'em listed. Good luck!
     
  4. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenf├╝hrer

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    I believe the PRS strings are rebranded somethings, D'Addario? I don't remember.

    I like Ernie Ball Cobalt, D'Addario NYXL, and Rotosound ... somethings, I forget. I should have ordered some 6-string sets when I ordered my Bareknuckle pickups, they're cheaper than they are through JustStrings.com or the like.
     
  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    NYXL user here. Just bought some Elixir Coated strings to try for some finger problems.
     
  6. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    I use D'Addario hybrids. 9 high, 10 low.
     
  7. AP515

    AP515 Mostly Normal

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    PRS strings are rebranded D'Addario's. I use 10-46's on CE's.
     
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  8. Bob Turner

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  9. G-Man

    G-Man New Member

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    Xl 9-46. I'm a girl wristed wimp.
     
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    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    I've been pretty happy with NYXLs on all my guitars
     
  12. The Fight

    The Fight Long Hair Demigod

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    I use the Ernie Ball Slinky "cobalt" in 9s and they work great for both of my CE s.
     
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  13. Ovibos

    Ovibos Naughty Wood Librarian

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    Nancy Wilson plays 10s, and Lzzy Hale plays 11s.

    Just sayin'.
     
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  14. CatStrangler

    CatStrangler PRS Enthusiast

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    I usually don't go above 8.5s, if it makes you feel manlier :)
     
  15. Luminandy

    Luminandy New Member

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    I don't really have a problem with most branded strings. Use the gauge you are used
    to, and set up accordingly. I recently got an axe with 9 gauge strings, snd only had to tighten the claw screws to go up to tens. Strings will feel tighter the higher the action is on your guitar. I like 11 gauge on a fixed bridge for some reason. Strings are different for everybody. I would just stick with what you like. Your CE will sound, and play phenomenal regardless.
     
  16. G-Man

    G-Man New Member

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    Coming from a Strat player which always used 9's, the 10's on the ce 24 an d 22 felt like ropes on the neck. I went to 9's and was much happier. I use 10's on the cu 22 and am happy there as well. Go figure.
     
  17. WiredGuitarist

    WiredGuitarist Authorized PRS dealer
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    I'm using our own prototype progressive tension strings on my main CE24 right now. It's hard to equate them to a normal string since they are wound a bit differently than a normal string. They are roughly 50 - 10 for drop C and 9 - 48 for E.
     
  18. alphasports

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    Elixir 9-42s, sound great, last forever, bend like mad.
     
  19. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    This. Well, I don't own a CE, but I think almost all of my other PRS "normal" electrics have 10-46s, excepting the baritone of course, but also the HB with piezo sometimes has 11s. Can't remember what it has right now.

    Maybe I should measure that - where is my micrometer...ah, the HB has 10-46s, it appears, as does my P24. Neither with a wound G, which is odd for HB at least, I usually have 11-49 with wound G on my HB. Must have swapped them out for a reason, I wonder what it was...
     
  20. Guitar_Brat

    Guitar_Brat New Member

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    I've been stringing all of my PRS guitars with D'Addario 9.5's. (I try to compensate for scale length differences on various models, 10's on my Les Pauls and 9's on my Fender guitars).
     

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