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    I play a Fender Strat and an Ibanez RG and I'm ready to restring. I play really hard on my strings. What should I buy? And which strings does Ed play?

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    i use ernie ball slinkys and rps slinkys 9-42. but in the 5 to 7 dollar range there is no real best string just a matter of what you like. eddie is using peavey wolfgang strings 9-42.
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    Use 14-72, that'll toughen ya up

    I use 9-46 of whatever I can get, generally D'Addario
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    Ernie Ball slinkys are the only strings I will use.

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    I use thin metal ones with a bobbly bit on the end....

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    I know everyone has their own brand that they prefer, and if you're a tone freak, then I'm sure you will find something and stick with it. If you play for hours on end, buying the cheapest is something to think about. Changing strings every other day can get expensive.

    I prefer D'Addario because I broke less of those when I was learning and have stuck with them. (They also look cool when I string my wolfgang, because the colored balls are visible).
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    Originally posted by xaminer:
    (They also look cool when I string my wolfgang, because the colored balls are visible).
    Uhhhhhh huh huh... he said "colored balls"... huh huh...

    Seriously though, it's a matter of how much you want to spend and what feels good to you. I played D'addario 9 - 46s for years, until I started really getting into playing Hendrix & Stevie stuff, now I can't go below 10s without slaying strings. (Word of advice... for a really good Stevie/Jimi single coil strat tone, anything below 10s tends to sound very thin and watery. I'm seriously considering switching to 11s on my strat as I played my buddy's nearly identical strat strung with 11s and it really did seem to make a difference.) I really dig Elixirs, they last about 3 times longer than regular strings, but they're almost twice the price, too. I just dig the slick feel of the nanoweb coating on those, although they don't seem to be quite as bright sounding as the D'addarios.

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