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...would make great strings.

 

and put the string companies out of business

 

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Research and market rationing (automatic these days) would keep it manageable. And there's always the timbral differences to play. lol

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Ah, but how about rust? Even plastic rusts here on beach in Thailand...

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I think in reality the quest is on to make strings that go 'stale' in the packet. That's capitalism.

And before you criticise my comment consider the dating and expiry "on the shelf " of inkjet cartridges.

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No wonder your guitar's a Grouch.

 

HAHA. That one is an Ibanez AF95, older one with lovely inlays, etc, not like new fangled ones. Hardware was gold plated, plating must have lasted a couple of weeks. Put in some StewMac pickups and is great... oh, and some Gretsch knobs (they corroded pretty soon too).

Okay, response about "..strings that go 'stale' in the packet. That's capitalism." I got box of Ernie Ball slinky in nice metal container. All in supposed enviro pack to keep fresh. I should make video of opening a pack: the unwound strings ALL have rust patches. My guess is some sweat from packers somehow got 'cooked" here in Thailand. Sometimes I can sand off rust and still use, others corrosion so bad string will just snap off when trying to string guitar. Oddly have some Martin etc strings simply in paper envelopes that are just fine after year or more (strings spendy here so bring lots back with me from trip to USA)

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I have D'adarios still sealed must be 20 yrs old.

 

that`s kind of hard to believe but go open them then ,ha ha.if they were 20 years old and sealed i still think they will have spoiled, i`ve opened old ones before and the thin plain strings tend to have a small corroded patch right through the string which renders them pretty useless.. like chordite says i think the string company`s mission is a one gig set of strings then you have to change them,, come to think of it some people do that anyway ha ha .i still have the same set of D'adarios on my acoustic ,must be knocking on well over a year now and it gets played all the time and they are fine ,i do use 12`s on the acoustic though and may be the reason they don`t lose intonation and i like the mellow tone of oid strings combined with a nice guitar.

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I looked for some DOB or expiration date; nothing obvious. Anybody know how their numbers work?

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Opened one and it's clean. It's been filed like record albums in a small tool box ever since.

 

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you`ll be able to sell them on ebay ,"one opened pack of 20 year old D'adarios guitar strings, but you`d better hurry now,they might melt like vampires now they`ve seen the light "

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I have 14 more unopened sets. After I strung my 2 Carvins with the 14, 18, 22s I stopped using the D'addario 11s. I should put this set on something before it rots. Practice bending or something.

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going of track a bit here ,11`s feel nice for bending on my jaguar ,little bit tough on strats though , i`m actually going through a phase of not bending strings ,i find i`m more fluid when jamming, bends can be a bit of a cul de sac.once your stuck up a bend waggeling away like kossoff , love to here him play though

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After 14s, 11s play like 9s. The scale won't be a problem. Speed, yes. I'm slow handed anyway. No danger of injury.

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ha ha spinning off on a tight bend ...wow 14`s .is that concert pitch tuning ,spose they`re ok if there`s no bending involved.

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Fender scale. Regular E tuning. A 443 most of the time. Bends are like 1/2 step max. I like the tone mostly.

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make adjustments, make memories, let each instrument speak to you...

 

I thought this was about a guitar that would stay in tune until the cows come home...

 

so what is the deal on composite materials for good sounding, throw it in the trunk, guitars?

 

Playing a bass with biggers strings, within reason, helps me play thin strings easier YMMV

 

 

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make adjustments, make memories, let each instrument speak to you...

 

I thought this was about a guitar that would stay in tune until the cows come home...

 

so what is the deal on composite materials for good sounding, throw it in the trunk, guitars?

 

Playing a bass with biggers strings, within reason, helps me play thin strings easier YMMV

 

 

Stay in tune and much more. No uneven stretching hence intonation, no timbral change from brand new, no breakage of course, No rusting.

Ample ferrous content, no iron.

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Fender scale. Regular E tuning. A 443 most of the time. Bends are like 1/2 step max. I like the tone mostly.

 

ooh yer such a brute ha ha ,don`t take that the wrong way... i think if you want to play without all the typical rock and blues bends it would be best to put yourself in a position where it`s virtually impossible to be able to bend the strings in that fashion, 1/2 bends sounds like a George Benson kind of approach ,i like that ,i may look into upping the girth of my electric guitar strings ,sounds like a plan. thanks for that spark.

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Fender scale. Regular E tuning. A 443 most of the time. Bends are like 1/2 step max. I like the tone mostly.

 

i missed that before, why 443 htz and not 440

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i missed that before, why 443 htz and not 440

 

A lot of the poor pop tunes I like and wear/wore into the ground learning to thread the changes are around 443. At least with my touch and intonation. I think brighter sells better. i'm glad you're interested in trying suspension bridge cables. The keep you honest if nothing else.

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One important thing and I'm sure Freeman will agree here. You'll have to widen the nut slots and there's no going back.

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A lot of the poor pop tunes I like and wear/wore into the ground learning to thread the changes are around 443. At least with my touch and intonation. I think brighter sells better. i'm glad you're interested in trying suspension bridge cables. The keep you honest if nothing else.

 

.i grew up listening to Jimi and his Eb tuning and then other stuff which was back in concert so i was always swapping tuning s around anyway, if it sounds right to me i`m ok with that .443 brighter eh ok will have to check that one ,,,,. so yes, next time i`m in town i`m gonna buy some 14`s what do you use for the 3rd string plain or wound ,i spose wound might be best.

wow a wound 3rd on an electric i`ve never done that before ha ha ,no worries about the nut grooves i can sort that myself and yes the truss will probs want tightening.

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The plains are 14, 18, 22. The wounds are standard 12 set 32, 42, 52. I never liked wound thirds except on Classical guitars. Reason being they'll break before you can get a reasonable bend out of 'em. Strat thirds were originally wound. That's the reason for that dumb magnet stagger.

 

You may have to adjust the neck somewhat but surprisingly the heavy gauge doesn't bother it one bit.

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