Strings!!! Whatcha’ using?

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  1. davesultra

    davesultra New Member

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    Bored, so I thought I’d ask around and see what folks here like. For me, I’ve gone through just about all of the different manufacturers, but always come back to regular ol’ Ernie Ball Super Slinky’s. What say you?
     
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  2. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    D’Addario- NYXL’s. 9 to 42’s after 4 hand surgeries.
     
  3. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Ernie Ball Super Slinkies since 1987.
     
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  4. PRSfanboy46

    PRSfanboy46 Don't lick doorknobs and stay in school

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    I've experimented with a lot, cleartone, ernie ball, d'addario and I liked the EB the most personally. From trying the base pack to the coated ones, I liked the base ones. I tried cleartone a few times and they're ok but not worth the money, and EB is now putting coating that they put on the 15 dollar packs on all the strings.
     
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  5. El Fenix

    El Fenix New Member

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    PRS DGT strings.
     
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  6. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    NYXL 9-42 and 10-46
     
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  7. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier New Member

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    Pyramid Strings on every guitar and stringed instrument (violin, bouzouki and bass). Anyway always Pyramids. :)
     
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  8. Black Plaid

    Black Plaid Other Alan!

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    Whatever non-outrageously priced pure nickel ones I can find. Currently DRs, but previously the d'Addario pure nickel, and the Sono-Tones that sucked me into it.
     
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  9. Mark Ray

    Mark Ray New Member

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    D'Addario 9.5's
     
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  10. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    D 'Addario XL, NYXL, and XT Mostly 10s, maybe 9s, 12s on acoustic. I put XL 10s 1st string change then move to NYXL once I like the gauge and setup . Lately I've been trying XT some too.

    I do have a couple pairs of Elixirs to try one of these string changes..
     
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  11. sadmoodyfrazier

    sadmoodyfrazier New Member

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    Well, to be more accurate I use 10/46 on most of my electrics just because 9s are too thin for my absurdly low action. There was a time when I loved to have a regular/high action to not have buzz. Now I prefer to go for a little buzz but the most comfortable. My tenditis is asking to me to stay comfortable. Just on 7.5" Strats I have a little higher action. Also I'm using 10/38 on just one of my Strats and 11/48 on short scale Mustang and Jaguar. Normally I use pure nickels on Fenders, Nickelplated on PRS and Gibsons, Stainless on my Cort and black coated on Steinberger. I always use 10s on every Acoustic guitar of mine, Ph/Br. As said always Pyramid Strings.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CI8AoKkBG1G/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
     
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  12. bodia

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

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    Optiweb 9s
     
  13. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Elixirs. Sound good, last longer.
     
  14. Wakester

    Wakester Re Member

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    Ernie Ball on Everything.

    Paradigm Super Slinky 9-42's on the Custom 24 and Santana SE,
    Paradigm Acoustic Light 80/20 Bronze 12-54's on the A55E
    Hybrid Skinny Top Heavy Bottom 10-52's on the SE245
    Hybrid Slinky 45-105's on the Kestrel Bass
    Earthwood 45-95's on the Ibanez Acoustic Bass

    I may stray from that from time to time to test a set, but I always come back to these sets.
     
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  15. Davey

    Davey Just Jammin'

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    D'Addario XL's or Elixir.
     
  16. Lacire

    Lacire New Member

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    I have always liked the feel of pure nickel wrapped strings on electrics and currently I’m using Ernie Ball classic 2253 super slinky’s on my PRS. I used Elixir’s on my Taylor acoustics for about 10 years but changed to Cleartone phosphor bronze about 7 years ago on my Collings and on my mandolin I use Thomastik 154’s.
     
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  17. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I probably have at least a dozen different sets of strings. Each case has the wrapper for what I put on them so I can use the same thing if I liked them. A few of the guitars I use different strings almost every time I change them.
     
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  18. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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    All D’Addario
    EXL110 10-46 - E, Eb, Drop D
    EXL140 10-52 - D, C#, Drop C
    EJ22 13-56 - B
     
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  19. JohnPRS

    JohnPRS New Member

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    NYXL 10-46 for the last few years, was using Slinkies for many years but find NYXL superior
     
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