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DanL

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Never tried vintage reissues, but none of their other strings have impressed me. Dean Markley Blue Steel for me.
 

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been using ernie ball strings forever want something different any body use the gibson brite wires are they any good


I've been using Brite's since buying a new Lester with those on it a couple years back. Used DaDs for about forever until I played Brites... working in and now owning a shop, I've played a lot of strings... Hooked on Brites now... Me likely long time... :)

Have them on my Lesters (minibuckers and TTops), Hamer Monaco (Duncans) , Strats...


Sounds good on anything...
 

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Three words: Burnished Nickel Rockers. The end.
 

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I found the bright wires to be really nice! I tried them in 10s, and they were very slinky, and great for bends.
 

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I'm gonna *guess* that Inside Guy is telling us Gibson strings are made by Ernie Ball... similar packaging. Maybe he can drop another hint; is that just Brite Wires or does it include Vintage Reissue strings?

I like the VRs a lot and haven't found similar affection for any EB string I've tried. I would not be surprised if Brite Wires are made by EB, but will be surprised if VRs are.

Of course "made by" doesn't necessarily mean same-string-different-package. Inside Guy, more hints please! :)

Looking at the packaging, my guess is GHS.....
 

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I switched over to them everal years ago and never looked back.

I like them and the price/quality is really good.

I also tried the Vintage Reissue, but didn't find much difference in them.
 

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Tried Bright Wires....didn't like 'em.....felt kinda stiff and went dead quickly. Ernie Ball slinkys have never disappointed me. Good luck!:fingersx:
 

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I mostly use Gibson Vintage Reissue strings on my Les Paul, but I can only get them online. No-one stocks them locally, so if I need a new set ASAP, I go with Ernie Ball.
 

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Looking at the packaging, my guess is GHS.....

Could be. Could also be Ernie Ball. Maybe someone who knows will tell us.


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New Gibsons come with a card saying they're supplied with Cleartone strings. Maybe they make Brite Wires too.
 

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Could be. Could also be Ernie Ball. Maybe someone who knows will tell us.

From my limited experience in a factory, the EB set was not sealed/cut by the same packing machine as the other 2. Look at the serrated edge on Gibson/GHS vs EB.
 

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From my limited experience in a factory, the EB set was not sealed/cut by the same packing machine as the other 2. Look at the serrated edge on Gibson/GHS vs EB.

You nailed it...you win a Cigar!
 

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