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HJM

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« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2005, 02:12:53 PM »
Nah TO - you've just got more brass.....

I used to like Thomastik strings, and DRs, but I prefer to get a better deal and change often, very often. New or nearly new strings of any reasnoble brand are better than a set of expensive strings that are twice as old imo!

Using Everly strings at the moment - on the last box so I might give Boomers a try, they're half the price of DRs and 1/3rd the price of Thomastiks!
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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2005, 03:32:12 PM »
I've been using DR Hi-beams for a few months now, and I think they're great tone-wise and bend-wise. I've tried D.M. Blue Steels a couple of times since cos I heard they were the ultimate, but I thought they sounded cold and sterile (read: 'really overly clean'). Could have been the icy blue packaging, perhaps....who knows what the subconcious is capable of :?  :roll:

To me DRs seem to have a midrange grindyness which I love. I've never heard people say they go out of tune easily, though. I've been having tuning stability probs with my Organic ever since I bought it with Titefits on, having used them on a Pacifica for not more than 2 or 3 weeks previously. Up until now I've assumed it was the nut, but the nut seems really well cut (its graphite, and cut specially for DR .11-.50s).

How bloody confusing.
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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2005, 03:36:46 PM »
Quote from: HJM
Nah TO - you've just got more brass.....

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« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2005, 03:36:47 PM »
DR make some incredible strings, particularly the Rare Bronze acoustic strings (I don't use anything else). But having said that I personally believe D'Addario are probably THE string for the the rock/metal/working guitarist. They make strings in massive volumes so their manufacturing process control is second to none, they're relatively cheap so you can change them frequently (professional guitar players don't do more than one gig on a set of strings) and the range of strings they offer, like light tops heavy bottoms etc, is superb. Forget the small time marginal string vendors, go for the people who have the development budget, that's my advice.
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« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2005, 04:34:05 PM »
GHS Boomers for me... for a lot of years...
I read their Burnished Nickel are wonderfull too (great volume balance betwen  strings). But pretty hard to find.  :cry:

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« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2005, 04:46:35 PM »
Over here D'Addario do the 25 set packs for $59 from Musicians friend.  I've tried many other strings and like John Pearse and Scalar (Dean Farley's strings before Snake Oil), but D'Addarios are a loth cheaper and sound good for the price.
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« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2005, 05:45:13 PM »
wow, that's pretty excellent value. 5 a pack is standard for d'addarios here :( although you can get cheaper on stringsdirect.co.uk etc

prs strings are really nice in my experience, only ever had one set of them but they sounded very good. i dont like the wound G on the 11 guage sets though.

HJM, what kind of thomastiks do you use? power brights?
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« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2005, 07:50:41 PM »
I'm with HJM on this one, change regular and often.All my axes have new strings every show but then again with the amount of water and pyro flying around it's like playing a gig in the middle of a battlefield :lol:
Like I said before, GHS Boomers, 3.50 a set, not cheap but not mega bucks either, are a great everyday string....and they work!
We've just got hold of Framus strings which I'm putting in with the pickups now(all BKPs come with a set)and they're really good too......no idea what they are, which is sometimes a good thing as you just get on with it!
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« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2005, 08:24:47 PM »
I'm a bit lame when it comes to strings! I've only ever used Ernie Ball Super Slinkys!
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« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2005, 11:12:58 PM »
I use Fender strings- they seem ok to me- bullets on the 1960's r/i . I use fast fret on them and they seem to last ok but I do change them before they break.
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« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2005, 02:02:10 PM »
I was recommended some strings called 'DR Duck' and they really are better than the D'Addarios I've previously been using forever.  The Ducks have lasted well over a month and still sound great. I get them direct from Dr Duck in the US and they work out cheaper than buying D'Addarios here in the UK by the box.  I even got a free string winder  :D

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