What brand of strings is recommended?

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Cobiwan
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What brand of strings is recommended?

Post by Cobiwan » May 28th, 2014, 5:28 am

Hey,
I have to replace strings on both my acoustic and electric guitar, not that I have trouble with replacing the strings themselves but I was wondering if anyone could recommend a set of decent NPL strings for my electric and steel strings for my acoustic that are between£5-£15 per set.

I'm not familiar with brands of guitar strings or what's trustworthy/what isn't. Thanks for any help.

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Re: What brand of strings is recommended?

Post by dogbite » May 28th, 2014, 8:08 am

acoustic I use Martin mediums phosphor bronze. \\
my electrics all get Ernie Ball Super Slinky's 10-46 nickel. you should be able to find these on either side of the pond.

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Re: What brand of strings is recommended?

Post by Jagolsch » July 30th, 2014, 12:00 pm

I'll give a hell yeah on the Ernie Ball strings. Pretty much the only brand I buy these days.
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Re: What brand of strings is recommended?

Post by von_duke » August 2nd, 2014, 6:46 pm

Been using D'addario for over 20 yrs. No problems, great tone. I have tried other brands, but they never sound as good.

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Re: What brand of strings is recommended?

Post by notes_norton » August 10th, 2014, 3:51 pm

I like D'Addario strings for a couple of reasons:
  1. They sound good
  2. Minimal packaging 100% recyclable (good for the environment)
  3. The packaging is moisture proof so they don't rust in the pack here in South Florida like some other brands do
My advice though is to try different brands and see what suits you best.

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Re: What brand of strings is recommended?

Post by kent_eh » August 15th, 2014, 5:44 am

notes_norton wrote:
My advice though is to try different brands and see what suits you best.
That's probably the best advice you're going to get on the subject.

Strings can be a personal preference thing.

Myself, I'm still experimenting. I haen't found some that I absolutely hate yet (though Squire Bullets come close), nor have I found some that I can't live without.

Most have been acceptable.
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