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  • I tried some "Snake Oil Brand" strings on my strat.........

    AAAAH........they suck ass!! Flat and muffled best describes them. They start off OK when first installed............they sound great at higher volumes because they kill some of the shrilly treble.....but once they are broken-in(a week).........they suck suck suck suck! Can't wait till one breaks, so I can go back to my old "Ernie Ball" strings...........hell, I might just change them even if they don't break
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    Thanks for the warning!
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    • #3
      i put a set on my strat and so far they dont sound bad. still, hasnt been a week haha.
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      • #4
        I have Snake Oils on my tele for over a month now and they are still going strong. Not what they were when I put them on but far from being bad sounding.
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        • #5
          Are they pure nickel wrapped?
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          • #6
            They're supposed to be a mellow string. Ground down a bit I think. Dull sounding is how I heard it. They didn't seem to last any longer than anything else. Name fits them.

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            • #7
              Interesting. I heard they were a warmer sounding string; the company specifically recommends you don't put the vintage set with humbucker-equipped guitars because they'll be too dark (unless you want a jazz tone). I've ordered a set for myself and some bass strings for my wife. She doesn't like treble so if they're as dark as you say, it might be a perfect fit.

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              • #8
                i love em on my melody maker!!
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                • #9
                  Think I'll stick with the EB's.
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                  • #10
                    i love em on my melody maker!!
                    I luv 'em on all (3) of my guitars. But you might have to adjust your pickup's height to them, because pure nickel has less magnetic pull than stainless steel.

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                    • #11
                      I luv 'em on all (3) of my guitars. But you might have to adjust your pickup's height to them, because pure nickel has less magnetic pull than stainless steel.


                      But that would make it sound more compressed, and I'm after an open/airy sound..............like I said before, new and at high volumes they're great.
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                      • #12
                        Tried both the "vintage" and "rock" strings and thought they were great. Lasted long, sounded good. The "rock" strings were a bit better for 'buckers IMO. Went back to D'Addario though because they're a lot cheaper and easily available.
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                        • #13
                          Update.....I still have the same set on my strat and they sound awesome now.....I wasn't impressed with them at first, but the flatness(sound-wise) of the strings actually tames the strats ice-pick sound..........
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                          • #14
                            Hybrid Slinkys for a strat. There is no substitute.
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                            • #15
                              Update.....I still have the same set on my strat and they sound awesome now.....I wasn't impressed with them at first, but the flatness(sound-wise) of the strings actually tames the strats ice-pick sound..........





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