best 8-42 strings?

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  1. RSRD

    RSRD Member

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    Need to restring my Suhr Modern with a floyd rose. Its set up for 8-42. I usually use elixirs but they dont seem to have this set. Any suggestions?

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  2. chrisrocksusa

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    Sweet Jesus that's a light guage. I used to rock 9's (Ernie ball). They felt awese but they wore out rather quickly. Now I play d'addario 10's with half a kind to try blue steel.

    D'addario has been good to me, excellent customer service. I once had an issue with a pack of strings and they fed exed me a new pack right away. I feel that deserves some loyalty on my part.
     
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    I played 9's in the 80's - but I'm 10's or 11's now depending on the guitar

    How do you play string that light? Each to their own and all, but you'll get a much better tone on bigger strings.

    Not much help I know : )
     
  4. J3F

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    Christ here we go....

    I use EB 9's and I've never had a problem with them, but playing light stings, I tend to change them every gig anyway.


    Ignore all the "omg I didn't know they made strings that light" and "you'll get better tone out of heavier... Blah blah" crap you're gonna get on this thread...
     
  5. RSRD

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    Thanks. In this case I'm really not interested in ppls opinions on gauges. I just want to know what ppl use for 8s. Thats what my modern was set up for and I'd like to keep it that way.
     
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    I tried

    D'Addario 8-38
    Ernie Balls 8-38
    Dunlop Rev Billy 8-40

    I think the D'Addario's were the best
     
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    Perfect thanks for the info. Im pretty much leaning on the D'Adds and will substitute guages as I get to the A and low E.
     
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    Billy Gibbons strings, Dunlop, are very good. I've used them before. Feel very nice and smooth, like they've been played-in.
     
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    Since those to to .40 they may be the way to go. Great stuff! thanks. I think im set. Now for strining a floyd for the first time :bonk
     
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    I thought the Rev used 7's!!!
     
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    Rev Willy Strings make 7-38 and 8-40s

    I use both and like zorak stated, they have a very comfortable, slinky, broken in feel some others are lacking.
     

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