What kind of strings on your Epi Les Paul

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  1. Eddie 70

    Eddie 70 Senior Member

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    Currently on my Epi are a set of NYXL 10's. I like them and they seem to last quite a long time. I'm happy with them.
     
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    fry Senior Member

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    Pond life? That's completely unnecessary. Maybe you should go find a better class of people to hang out with if you feel that way about this group.
     
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    Speaking as a single cell flagellated protozoa, I resent this remark!
     
  4. RayTorvalds

    RayTorvalds Senior Member

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    I will have to agree with that. The amount of f*cks given equals the amount of six legged snakes found in the wild.

    I don't have my Epiphone anymore ( :doh: I still regret selling that one. It was a JB Gold Top). I had Ernie Ball Regular Slinkies on the guitar.
    I also tried out D'Addario EXL 140 10-52 but went back to the EB ones.
     
  5. Fuelish

    Fuelish Senior Member

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    I typically use EB Slinkys, have been using them reliably for about forever, but.....am not particularly brand loyal, per se....it's more the gauge than the brand, and I run 10s on all my guits....plus the local mom'n'pop instrument store always has 'em in stock. I don't consider $4 a pack expensive, and they've always been reliably consistent. But I would make the blanket statement thqt I'm a 10s guy, not necessarily an EB guy
     
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    Guitar Rod Senior Member

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    I use 10-46 Ernie Ball Regular Slinky on my Epi and the rest my guitars excluding the R9 and Kramer Ferrington. The Ferrington thinline acoustic has 10-52 Skinny Top Heavy Bottom strings and I like them enough that I might start using them across the board. There is a little discrepancy between the tension of the low and high strings, but not as bad as I found with the Hybrid Slinky.

    As far as brand, nearly every legendary guitarist and every legendary rock recording uses Ernie Balls. People tone chase and spend hundreds/thousands on pickups and amps/speakers that their favorite artist or recording used, then skip the simplest and most cost effective tone influencer, the strings. And picks for that matter.
     
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    sibyrpunk Senior Member

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    Ernie Ball Colbalt 10-46
     
  8. Petergrifindor

    Petergrifindor Senior Member

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    Ernie Ball Super Slinky 9-42
     
  9. I Break Things

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    I didn't know a thing about strings when I started, so I bought a bunch of different gauges and brands. Ernie Ball strings were the only ones I didn't break constantly, so I stick with them. I've tried other strings recently with the same results. Ernie Ball just works for me. Plus, I hate the sound of brand new strings, and they tend to settle into this balanced, warm tone pretty quickly for me.
     
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    Capitano, hi! These come usually with 0.010ers Daddario. But I changed to 0.009ers. Fits me much better, I got small hands......
     
  11. Zard

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    I've never come across a set of strings that I actually didn't like, though they may be out there. I like to vary and rotate brands for variety - I don't find much difference between most types. Always 10-46. I use D'Addario XL, Ernie Ball, Gibson Les Paul Signature Hex-Core, and Roto Sound British Steel. The Roto's have the most distinct sound and feel. I like them all.
     
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    I like 9.5s and prefer NYXL 9.5-44s.
    It seems silly to me that such a slight difference matters,
    but I really think the 9.5s are perfect (for me).
    I was OK with 9's and 10's, but just OK.
    When I went to 9'5s, I felt like Goldilocks.
    They were just right.
     
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    I believe it. 9's just feel too loosey goosey to me, but 10's are perhaps a bit too stiff bending on the first few frets. Might have to give them a whirl.
     
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    Money f'Nuthin Junior Member

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    All of my guitars have D'Addario 10's.
     
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    Gibson Vintage reissue 10-48 replacing the G with a .018 wound Diaderio wipe em down after and before every playing with a string cleaning rag by Diaderio forgive the spelling errors! Ken
     
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    That's the reason I've stuck with Ernie, too.

    I kinda feel like 10s in the various major brands are all pretty comparable, but that Ernie Ball Slinkies are least likely to prematurely fail.
     
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    PierM Premium Member

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    Elixir Optiweb 10/46. Game changer for me.
     
  18. C_Becker

    C_Becker Dat Gibson smell Premium Member

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    I switched over to 10-52 with the bass strings top-wrapped recently.
    I'm really finicky about string tension and after a lot of trying that weird combination just works really well for me.
     
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    Are these the new option for Elixir? I haven't tried them but have used the nanowebs for quite some time.
    Didn't like the polywebs.
     
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    Buzzin_Cousin Senior Member

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    Interesting
    What did it change for you?
     
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