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littleuch
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Aug 19th, 2019 08:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

I got to try out the 10-46 in a live situation the other day. Previously I found them a little too light under performance duress, lol. They felt just right.

LudwigVonFender
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Aug 23rd, 2019 08:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

Ok soooo, what brand does everybody like. I want to change the strings on my G&L Comanche which has 10's on it. I don't do a lot of string changes with so many guitars that I have and don't gig so, that makes me a 'string changing novice'. 8)

With so many brand choices out there, it's hard to chose. So, what brand is everybody using? Thanks

(This message was last edited by LudwigVonFender at 09:40 PM, Aug 23rd, 2019)

ninworks
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Aug 24th, 2019 01:40 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have used GHS Boomers for over 40 years. I went through many different brands back in the day and the Boomers seemed to check all my boxes.

littleuch
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Aug 24th, 2019 05:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

Ernie Ball Slinky or D'Addario. It's been a long time since I've expanded outside those 2 brands. I still have a few sets of Ernie Ball Power Slinkys (11-48) that I'll use on the Gibson scale gits.

Cal-Woody

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Aug 24th, 2019 10:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have found that EB Cobalts retain good sound and stability, plus intonate better, more often than any other strings I have used.
However, for other convenienal brands, the GHS Boomers have held up well, even when using a whammy bar.
But the most consistent strings I have used have been the EB Cobalts. The regular EB's have been kind of a crap shoot on the heavier wound strings, mostly the 'A' strings. I'm not sure what is happening there but when installed, the A string has been causing the overall intonation to be flat and must move the saddle forward to get it to intonate. I did email Ernie Ball to tell them that this has become a problem, even when buying different runs of production and remedied the issue by using a different brand of strings. D'Addario are alright, but I find that they lose their luster quickly!! They just go dull fast and require more string changes to get back the sparkle and chime, even with consistent wipe downs. The Cobalts have great life and will sound consistent, performance after performance!!
Our band plays a lot in warm to hot weather and these strings have just outstanding and reliable.
Hope this helps you in your search for good strings.
Best regards, Woody

LudwigVonFender
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Aug 24th, 2019 11:20 AM   Edit   Profile  

Ok, let me just say that (8^D)I lie!(8^D)...sort of. 8) I'm very proficient at changing strings. I just don't feel a need to change then that often because they don't get abused like they would if I was in a band a played out alot.

Thanks for the recommendations and the reasons, especially, as to why you use what you use.

I have ordered a set of EB stainless regular slinkies that I will be putting on my G&L and also a set of D'Addario Environmental XL's in a 3 pack I'll use on some other less played guitars I have and a set of Elixir nanowebs for a Taylor I have. All are .10-.46 ga. We'll see how these work. Thanks! 8)

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Aug 24th, 2019 11:51 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've tried dozens of brands big and small. If roundwound, I like GHS boomers and Daddario. I do like some other brands like pyramid and DR but the first two are just easy to find and affordable. I get price breaks at stewmac on Daddario as well.

Flatwounds are a bit different, but right now I am looking Daddario Chrome's. Thomastik are very nice as well.

Acoustic guitar, ghs vintage bronze, silk and bronze, Daddario phosphor. They are all good. Kind of depends on what the specific guitar is for or the recording I am working on.

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