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    Default Needing help with strings

    I know this probrally doesnt deserve its own thread, but I am still a noobie with my axe.
    Blew a string already.
    What do you guys recommend I get? I was just browsing tonight at GC and the prices vary greatly.

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    We all have different opinions, I have been playing Ernie Ball Super Slinkies for years.
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    Thanks Brett, i will check those out.
    only 20 bucks to. Thanks man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    We all have different opinions, I have been playing Ernie Ball Super Slinkies for years.
    Same here. I won't play anything else.

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    I've found I really DON'T like Ernie Ball strings at all. I'll use GHS or D'Addario most of the time.

    Buy a different brand of strings the next few times you change them. See if you notice a difference in tone, feel, etc. from one brand to the next. Also make note of how long they last and the tone they develop over time.

    It's just like picks--you try out lots until you find what you like. No one can really tell YOU what you're going to like.

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    I prefer nickel strings all the way! -Red43j
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    I absolutely love D'addarios...used to use the Ernie Ball super slinkies, and Rock n' Rolls a lot...GHS boomers are pretty decent as well...
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    GHS Boomers. Cheap and I never break them. Really though, they are all made by the same two or three companies, so find one that works for you and go with it.

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    On my number one Strat I only run Fender Pure Nickel Super Bullets. It's mostly used for Blues and Classic Rock and those strings deliver the patented Strat twang...

    I've been trying out Elixir Nanoweb strings on a couple of guitars that I play but not quite as frequently. I like the tone of the Nanoweb coated ones best.

    GHS Boomers are an old standard I've used for years. Mostly just use them on a strat I mostly use for slide playing.

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    i tend to use either ghs boomers or super slikys aswell it depends on what guitar it is.
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    I love Elixirs. I get a pretty good tone out of them.... plus I don't have to change strings every freakin' week. I left a pair on my backup for a year (seeing how long they would last)... never broke a string, I could notice the tone getting weak by the 6th month. I'll change them on my main one about every 4 months.
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    I've used DR Hi Beam .11s for years.

    But, I have an endorsement with them, so they only cost me something like $4 a pack.
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