Strings!!! Whatcha’ using?

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  1. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Don't be so stringent!
     
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  2. dogrocketp

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

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    I forgot....DR Zebras on my SE AL 15, and my archtops. The best strings for acoustic electric nobody knows about.
     
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  3. Axis39

    Axis39 New Member

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    I was using GHS Burnished Nickel Rockers (10's) on my PRS up until recently. Then I made the switch to my usual Thomastik Infeld flatwounds. Now, all of my non-slide/open tuning electrics have T-I Jazz Swing 10's.

    It's mah jam.
     
  4. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Energized Bunny

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    D'Addario .010-.046s, or possibly Curt Mangan 10s. (Thicker tone without the extra string gauge thickness)
    Elixir .010 Nanowebs for acoustic.
     
  5. Anthony Novello

    Anthony Novello New Member

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    Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky
     
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  6. GADonis

    GADonis New Member

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    DR Pure Blues. I've tried a lot of different brands and these sounded the best to me.
     
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  7. Gie663

    Gie663 Flanders (Belgium)

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    PRS classic 09-42. Ideal for a lot of blues bending.
     
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  8. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    Ernie Ball 10 to 52 for years and years. I read the Billy Gibbons/BB King string story and lightened up to EB 9 to 46. Bought some PRS 9 to 42 for the SE's from the PRS store and really like them!

    I do want to try the BG 7 set someday.
     
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  9. John

    John https://deathbenotproud.bandcamp.com

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    For years, I've been using D'addario 12-54's for my PRS in drop C.

    Lately, I've tried messing around with lighter gauges such as 11-52, even one with a 10-52 set. They still work out fine for me, even if they're a bit on the slinky side at first in regards to feel.
     
  10. dougdnh

    dougdnh Part time musician, living in new Hampshire

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    I've used DRs for years. Great sounding, long lasting. 11s or 10s Tite-Fits on my electrics, 12 Rares on my acoustics.
     
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  11. ducmike

    ducmike New Member

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    I played SOS 9s for a long time, then switched to DR pure blues when SOS became unreliable on delivery. Sucks, cause they were amazing strings.

    Started breaking strings (on all of my gits), tried a few brands and then solved the problem by going up to 10s. Been playing Daddario 10s on everything for 10 years now, except on my Santana, I like the PRS classic 10s. I know they should be the same, but the PRS strings feel better on that guitar. Daddarios are so consistent and only about 3.50 a pack when I grab the 10 packs on sale from time to time.

    Decided to do some experimenting after watching the Rick Beato video. I grabbed some EB 8.5s to try, all I could find locally. Strung ap a Strat and a LP with them. Really digging the feel, but not the tone of the EBs. I have experienced this before with other brands where the wound strings sound quieter or muffled compared to the bare, and it goes away when I restring with Daddario. So gonna order some Daddario 8s and 8.5 to try since I'm digging the feel. So much easier playing bar chords in F and F#, we seem to do a lot of songs that have those chords. I have worked on lighting my strumming hand a lot over the last couple years, so hoping not to break them. Plan to get some PRS 9s for the Santana too.
     
  12. DreamTheaterRules

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    you guys keep putting all this out there now, and you'll ruin the official "Summer Solstice String Thread." :mad:

    I just hope Hans doesn't see how out of control this has gotten. :eek:
     
  13. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Howie’s just giving us the wraparound!
     
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  14. bodia

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

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    I read “reach around” :eek::confused:o_O
     
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  15. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Giggle!

    Yeah when I typed it I wondered if it might seem too rude!
     
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  16. DreamTheaterRules

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    Why am I not surprised? :eek: :p:p
     
  17. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    I've tried A BUNCH of different ones over the last few years...I keep going back to the EB Regular Slinky 10-46s. I've pretty much stuck with them for over a year now. So, I guess they're my official go-to strings now.
     
  18. bodia

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

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    I’d be shocked if you were :D
     
  19. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    At least he has the common courtesy to do this...
     
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  20. Toejam

    Toejam New Member

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    10-46 Fender Bullets for the trems on my PRS and G&L. I do have a set of D'addario 9.5s I might try soon, though.
     

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