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    For all of you electric guitar players, what strings do you prefer, both brand and size? I just got my guitar fixed up and the guy threw on some D'Addario EXL140s (probably because they were the cheapest 10-52s they had.) I haven't played since I picked up my guitar, but it just made me curious what other people prefer.

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    D'adario, usually lights, now i think im playing fender bullets on my american start because its new, and some other fender light gauges on my buddy guy, and some gibson strings on my dano, but whatever you like

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    DR strings both guitar and bass

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    whatever is the cheapest

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    they honestly dont make much of a difference to me.
    hes says, son can you play me a melody...
    im not really sure how it goes...
    but its sad and its sweet and i knew it complete..
    when i wore a younger mans clothes...

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    No diff for me...
    But I hate thick strings so I get Blue Steel lights
    i haz returned lolz

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    GHS are the best!!! I use 10-46 light and Willie and MArk from Lamb of God uses them too. Zakk Wylde have signature TNT (Thin-Thick) strings too.

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    it depends on your style on my fender i have a set of 9s for effects and bending and blues on my gibson i have 12s for a harder clear sound for metal

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    Alright, so I just played it, and I don't know if it's the strings or the bridge adjustment or the truss rod adjustment or what, but I absolutely hate it. I was using 9-42s, but they died quickly because I play hard (though I don't produce a hard sound like the guy at the shop must have assumed). He suggested going to 10-52s. Now, for some reason, playing my guitar now at the same volume and gain level of my is REALLY hard and distorted. I didn't know it would make that much of a difference, but I can't stand it, and I'm kind of pissed now.

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    if you want a hard sound try 11s or 12s sounds like your a metal/ hardrock type of guy

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    i just get the standard squier guitar strings for my guitar


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    dean markely mediums. i tried the lights but i didnt like them very much.

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    i use ernie ball super slinky 9 gauge, i find them easy for my type of playin, they break commonly though. just today i broke 2 different strings (5th and 4th) within 5 minutes grrrr
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    Quote Originally Posted by sk8 then rock
    if you want a hard sound try 11s or 12s sounds like your a metal/ hardrock type of guy
    No, I don't want a hard sound. That was my point. These made it sound too hard. The music I write has a nice bright sound to it.
    Last edited by timorousme; 02-26-2006 at 06:58 PM.

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    I'm playing with fender bullets on my tele. I'll probably stick to those, but I usually always by elixers other then that. Just an amzing sound and they last forever.

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    I love thick strings on guitar my B string keeps breaking when I play

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    Quote Originally Posted by timorousme
    No, I don't want a hard sound. That was my point. These guitar made it sound too hard. The music I write has a nice bright sound to it.
    so get new strings, and learn how to restring yourself, its saves money and its not hard at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti-Hero
    so get new strings, and learn how to restring yourself, its saves money and its not hard at all
    Actually, I sorted out the problem by tweaking my amp a bit. And I can restring, there were other repairs that needed done, and if I were to restring to bigger sizes like he did, I would have had to do bridge and truss rod adjustments, which I don't want to do myself.

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    Ernie Ball Super Slinkys for me

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