What kind of strings on your Epi Les Paul

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  1. captainraven40

    captainraven40 Senior Member

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    I am just curious to see what everyone uses. What brand and gauge do you use? What kind of music do you primarily play? What is your least favorite brand of strings and why? Just a little something to talk about I thought.
     
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    ernie ball 2215's on all of my electrics.

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    Ernie Ball 9-42, super slinky. I mostly play punk and rock. They just work for me. I sometimes use Ernie Ball 10-52 if I want to down tune for awhile.

    Least favorites strings? Toss up between Dunlop and D'Addario. The Dunlops break so easily for me. The D'Addario just feel and sound off, and they tend to cut into my fingers much more than other brands.
     
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    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    Elixir 11-49 on all my Les Pauls. I prefer somewhat heavier strings on a Gibson scale.
    I like the slick feel of Elixirs and they don't die of rust within a week, especially in the summer.
     
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    D'Addario XL 10-46 for me. I like how they start out pretty bright and mellow a little after a day, then they stay at that mellow state for quite a while.
     
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    Jymbopalyse Senior Member

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    Right now I'm rockin D'Addario XL 10-46 on all three of my LP's.
    I'm testing out different pickups and I want to keep the guitars as similar as possible.

    Once I'm done I'll be back to a set of D'Addario XL 10-46 on one LP, and XL 10-52 (light bottom - heavy top) on another.

    I think I'll experiment with different string types on the third.
     
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    Walt_T Senior Member

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    Regular Slinkys 10-46 on all my guitars. Been that way for years, never had a reason to change. Second choice has always been D'Addario XLs. Dean Markley are good as well.
     
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    Dun Ringill Premium Member

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    GHS Boomers 10-46. 9's on my strats/superstrats.
     
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    still so new to the world of guitars ( relatively speaking), I'm still experimenting quite a bit... currently have on my lp's.... d'addario Pure Nickel epn-110, d'addario exl-110 w\ wound g, ernie ball super slinks 9's, Gibson VRs 10's ( on my 50s Tribute), GHS Burnished nickel 9s, and DR PHR 10s Pure Blues. Been keeping notes as I try each string type on each guitar. Liking the DR Pure Blues, the Gibson VR's and the Ernie Balls,,,
     
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    Long shinny ones..
     
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    it's lookin' like a set up:jam:
     
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    Love the feel, love the sound.
     
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    Really liking the Ernie Ball Cobalts. They seem to keep that 'new string sound' a really long time. Although, I put some Cleartones on another guitar and really like them as well, I'll try them on the SG and if they feel and sound good Lester will be getting a set.
     
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    I'm quite the amateur, I grab whatever's on sale. You know, GC frequently has D'Addarios or Ernie Balls 3 sets for nine or ten bucks. If I want to be a big spender, I'd probably go with GHS Nickel Rockers.
     
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    Ernie Ball Hybrid...9-46 on all my Gibsons and my one Epiphone.
     
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    Ernie Ball 8's since like 1973, whenever it was that they became available. D'Addario 8's if the EB's are out.
     
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    D'Addario XL120 & XL120+

    For over 23 years.
     
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    DR Pure Blues 10s
     
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    I have been using Dean Markley HELIX for quite awhile now. They are great sounding strings that stay lively for a long time. I use GHS Fast Fret after each real playing session and it helps keep them extra smooth and sounding great. This stuff has been in my guitar bag for many years.
     

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