String Help

Discussion in 'Tonefreaks' started by JLH, May 13, 2007.

  1. JLH

    JLH Senior Member

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    This should get some attention:
    Looking for what every one thinks about the strings they use and why?????
    I am looking for the best set of strings to install on my R9's and I use .009's at the high end and do not intend to change so, For all you .009's users, what do you like and why!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:slash:
     
  2. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Member

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    I just got into using D'Addario Chrome Flatwound strings (after being an 8-year Slinky user). I too only play 9's, which poses a problem to one aspiring to use flatwounds...so here's what you do. Keep the plain 009 e string on, then use the e string they give you (an 011 or 012) as the B, the B for the G, and so on. I dig the flats because they last longer, they don't muck up like rounds, they're 1000x easier to play, and they have a very warm tone to them. Hope it helps!
     
  3. dogbone94

    dogbone94 Senior Member

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    d'addario xl10's.. great attack.... they seem to last a bit longer.... or snake oils...they feel great...
     
  4. Gavin Morse

    Gavin Morse Senior Member

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    +1 for Snake Oils.
     
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    waynesmith Senior Member

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    ++1 for S.O.B.'s
     
  6. LoKi

    LoKi V.I.P. Member

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    I play D'addario 9-46. They seem to last a lot longer in this climate than the Hybrid Slinkys, which I used to swear by.

    I play my favorite Les Paul at least 2 hours a day though, and I'm a pretty light touch player, unless its during a show. I get 2 nights or gigging out of a pack of strings, or a week+ of practice/rehearsals.

    I havent' broken a string in over 10 years... knock on wood!
     
  7. hedzeppelin

    hedzeppelin V.I.P. Member V.I.P. Member

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    Ernie Ball Regular Slinky, yellow package...high E = .10
    I used 9's for a long time and decided to "graduate" to 10's. They sound better than the 9's. More metal=more magnetism, it's a no-brainer.

    the 9's sound too thin to me. The 10's took awhile to get used to. Killed my
    fingers for about 2 months. Now, when I play a guitar that has 9's on it,
    I can wrap the strings around the neck.
     
  8. jakeddy

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    I did (and still do at least till they are gone) use Snake oils on my LP but I've gone to D'addario's on my strats. Fot $3.00 a set you can't beat em.

    .010's here too on both.
     
  9. ashbass

    ashbass V.I.P. Member

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    Sorry, I know what you said but jump to some 11s, man! Daddario's kick it.
     

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