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What Strings Do You Use On Your Les Paul?

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rparker
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Hi All, just curious what you LP players use for strings, and, what those strings give you that you were looking for.

Roy
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I use ernie ball regular slinkys for the lp. of course i use ernie ball on everything so.. lol :D

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The trouble with this question is that if you get twenty replies you'll get thirty different answers.

After checking out any number of brands, I use Rotosound yellows.

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Me I'm still undecided.. right now I switch between Ernie's 10s' and D'Add XL 10's. I like them both.

What I don't like on my LP is that "New" string sound. I like the broken in string sound better.

I look for durability and length of life. Course I do wipe down my guitars after I play/practice on it.

Strings are a personal preference, Keep trying different brands and types till you find yours. But don't switch sizes. If you go with 10's stick with 10's or you'll have to setup your guitar all over again or have someone do it for you.

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I use D'Addarrio XL 10's because 10's are what it came with and I like D'Addarrio's. They break in quick (in my opinion) and last longer than most.

Took trying a lot of strings to settle on them and who knows, I may change again since I am getting ready to try a set of Elixer electrics on them.

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I like the Dean Markley's Blue Steel .09's for my LP...Their sound seems to really last a long time and they feel great when playing. I am going out today to get soem for my acoustic (however these will be .11's)...


   
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Gibson Brite Wires. Why? Because they SCREAM on solos!!! IMHO


   
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rparker
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The trouble with this question is that if you get twenty replies you'll get thirty different answers.

That makes it all the better. I'd love to hear what people use. I just changed mine last night with some EB 10's. That got me wondering what others use and why they use 'em. Who knows, I might be inspired to go snag a couple different brands next time out.

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D'Addario 10's my self. No real reason why D'Addario, they sound great to me, never bothered to experiment with it. 10's, I just prefer the feel of. 9's are to thin sounding to me.

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D'addario 10's. Used EB 10's before, didn't like 'em. Also, I wrap them around the stop bar at the end - tried it once because I read Zakk Wylde did it because it loosens the tension a bit, haven't stopped since. :)

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What I don't like on my LP is that "New" string sound. I like the broken in string sound better.

Same here, it sounds too metallic and brite to me. I usually find that I like them best after I've had a good hard practice on them, where they get dirtied up a bit and lose the metallic sound, but are still smooth and easy to play on.

I use D' add XL 10's, didn't experiement much, they have always kept good tuning and sounded good to me.

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Hmmmmm. Lot's of d'addarios. I'll have to give 'em a shot nest time.

Roy
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Gibson Brite Wires. Why? Because they SCREAM on solos!!! IMHO

I'm with Tracker on this one.

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Hmmmmm. Lot's of d'addarios. I'll have to give 'em a shot nest time.

First try the Gibson Brite Wires. :wink: Trust me.................


   
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OK, OK. I'll go with some gibsons. 10's?

Roy
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