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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:39 pm    Post subject: Noob question about strings Reply with quote

Are there certain guitar strings that are better for certain sounds or guitars than others? How do you know which ones to choose?

I've used GHS Nickel Boomers on a BT Jazzmaster and D'Addario XLs on a Casino and Duo-Sonic because that was what was recommended at the time. I see certain people recommending Ernie Ball Super Slinkys, too, but how do you really know which brand or type to go with? As an aside I'm picking up a Bullet Strat today, so any recommendations for string for it would be appreciated.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In terms of tension, not sound, most here have been using a heavier string for shorter scale guitars (I use 12s for my peavey).
If you stay in the realm of round-wound strings, an increase in string gauge will cause an increase in tension.
I don't think (though I could be terribly horribly wrong) that brand has much to do with sound, unless your name is Eric Johnson.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, man. I decided to try the Ernie Ball Super Slinky .9s on the Bullet as I've never tried that brand before and it was the same price.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

plaidbeer wrote:
Thanks, man. I decided to try the Ernie Ball Super Slinky .9s on the Bullet as I've never tried that brand before and it was the same price.


dont take super slinky take regular slinky if youre trying ernie ball.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is like people comparing griptape on skateboards. It's all just personal preference.
I enjoy D'addario because of the colored string ends, the points that earn you rewards, and they usually offer 3 or 10 packs in the size I use.
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