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  • What is a REAL good string brand for electric?

    I have been using GHS boomers(cost me $3 a pack) and am NOT happy with them at all.
    what is a string brand that has warmth,but still is powerful, and clear and great intonation?
    I will be using a very presence toned pup n my guitar(EMG 81) and may need pure nickle wrap strings?

  • #2
    DR Handmade. I use the "Tite-Fit" (.10's) and love them.

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    • #3
      You're going to get a slew of responses with a slew of opinions; ultimately you'll have to decide for yourself.

      I use DR or D'Addarrios...hate GHS, Ernie Ball, & Fender strings. JMO, YMMV.

      ~Blackbelt

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dmtnt
        DR Handmade. I use the "Tite-Fit" (.10's) and love them.


        I have heard good things about these

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Blackbelt1
          You're going to get a slew of responses with a slew of opinions; ultimately you'll have to decide for yourself.

          I use DR or D'Addarrios...hate GHS, Ernie Ball, & Fender strings. JMO, YMMV.

          ~Blackbelt


          the D'addario's are also only $3 a pack are they warmer/better than the GHS boomers?

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          • #6
            I love boomers myself.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by GCDEF
              I love boomers myself.

              really?
              well so so does zakk wylde,lamb of god and a gazilion other great players but DAMN i have no luck with em
              they sound very brightand brittle?
              and dont last long at all for me

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              • #8
                I'm a big fan of GHS Boomers, myself.

                I also don't think there's really much difference between strings of the same composition. To each his own, though.
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                • #9
                  I 've heard that everybody has fairly unique 'finger chemistry' - we all leave different types of acid and dirt on our strings.

                  Apparently this is why different strings last different amounts of time for different people.

                  I don't know how true this is...

                  Anyway, personally I find Ernie Ball strings to be complete rust-magnets, whereas D'addario XLs last a long time and I like their tone.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Codmate

                    Anyway, personally I find Ernie Ball strings to be complete rust-magnets

                    you,me and many,many others have found this with EB

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                    • #11
                      Everyone has their own prefs...buy several different brands at a time and see which brand you like best.
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                      • #12
                        For crisper tones, DR Tite fit.

                        For warmer rounder tones, DR pure blues.

                        For twangy, spikey, probing tones (esp with a strat) D'addario XLs.
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                        • #13
                          I use Elixirs, primarily. At present I'm working through that free set of Cleartones. At first, they sounded absolutely dead and they even junked with my intonation a bit. I gave them some time to settle in and now they sound alright. They're not as smooth/slippery as a good set of Elixirs, though.

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                          • #14
                            Thomastik Infeld Powerbright's for me.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jackson soloist usa

                              really?
                              well so so does zakk wylde,lamb of god and a gazilion other great players but DAMN i have no luck with em
                              they sound very brightand brittle?
                              and dont last long at all for me


                              I was at my local shop the other day and was discussing that very issue with one of the shop guys. He said that depending on your body chemistry different string brands will last longer for different people. For me the boomers last a long time for me but in the last year I have had a lot of them break on me so I switched to Ernie balls, the Ernie Balls don't seem to break and don't require a ton of stretching like the GHS but I notice they corrode for me more. A friend recommended a brand called Live wires out of Canada but I can't seem to find them. He said they sound awesome, require little to no stretching and never break. He did say they were a little more expensive but worth it. I'm trying to find some to try out.
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