Best Strings for an LP

Discussion in 'Gibson Les Pauls' started by pink, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. pink

    pink Junior Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    hey guys, im new here at MLP.. i was just wondering, what is the best brand of strings in your opinion for a Les Paul..:confused: thanks! :fingersx:
     
    Goldtop Rock likes this.
  2. MIDNIGHT

    MIDNIGHT V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    2,911
    Likes Received:
    33
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    welcome to MLP liz :thumb:

    well that's a good question you've posted there :laugh2:

    what do you guys think? i dont know much bout electric guitar strings..

    are the D'Adarrio's ok? the regular Gibson strings? Etc Etc?

    :confused:

    :hippie:
     
  3. WildeStarr

    WildeStarr V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    3,040
    Likes Received:
    738
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
  4. WBPickups

    WBPickups Guest

    I really liked the Curt Mangan Fusion Matched Guitar Strings that Big Mike turned me on to. Very well balanced.. And they hold up very well with my tester guitars...

    Phatdaddy Guitar Works
     
  5. Kramble

    Kramble Senior Member

    Messages:
    299
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2007
    Pure nickel. You choose the brand.
     
  6. WBPickups

    WBPickups Guest

    That too...:)
     
  7. rd_artist

    rd_artist Senior Member

    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    47
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Dittos on the nickel, steel sounds awful, nickel is the way to go.
     
  8. BCRGreg

    BCRGreg V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    12,488
    Likes Received:
    9,692
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2007
    I have mine made by DR. Pure nickel wrap on a round core.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. WildeStarr

    WildeStarr V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    3,040
    Likes Received:
    738
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    I use Stainless Steel on all my basses, but the nickel does sound better on the guitars.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. waynesmith

    waynesmith Senior Member

    Messages:
    327
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    I have been using Snake Oil Brand vintage nickel 10's for a couple of years now and I love them....
     
  11. HHB

    HHB Member

    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2007
    I've had really good results w/ the Gibson vintage reissue pure nickle 11's, my fav on the LP
     
    Mad Scientist likes this.
  12. MIDNIGHT

    MIDNIGHT V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    2,911
    Likes Received:
    33
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    nickel's the winner! :rofl:
     
  13. LoKi

    LoKi V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    6,238
    Likes Received:
    111
    Joined:
    May 4, 2007
    Nickel doesn't last in this climate. I get about 5 days out of them, where swedish steel (d'addario) lasts a full 10 days or more...
     
  14. GeeJay

    GeeJay Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,494
    Likes Received:
    1,794
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2007
    I have Curt Mangan's on at the moment, but also like Gibson Vintage series...
     
  15. sgberry

    sgberry Senior Member

    Messages:
    257
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2007
    I`d go for Gibson Vintage Reissue strings, they sound good and they last for a long time!!!!
     
  16. terence_tez

    terence_tez V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    2,111
    Likes Received:
    56
    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2007
    i've trieed most of the popular brands.for me,only dr strings and curt mangan make the cut....
     
  17. mmcquain

    mmcquain V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    5,126
    Likes Received:
    5,725
    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    I'm probably in the minority but I've had really good luck with Dean Markley Blue Steels. The nickel strings I've tried (Ernie Ball, D'Addario, etc.) just don't seem to last as long here in FL's humidity. I know that some people say the Blue Steels are too bright sounding, etc. but I've gotten some good tones out of 'em.
     
    neoclassical likes this.
  18. Bluesjam

    Bluesjam Senior Member

    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2007
    DR Pure Blues!
     
  19. boogie1

    boogie1 Member

    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2007
    Let's start out right off the bat with this: use .010-.046 gauge. Only wimps use .009's!

    I like the DR strings. I use them on all my guitars now, hardtails and tremelos alike. They last long and don't break too often.
     
  20. WildeStarr

    WildeStarr V.I.P. Member

    Messages:
    3,040
    Likes Received:
    738
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Well.... I use 13-56

    :applause:
     

Share This Page