High quality strings

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  1. Tragic Avenue

    Tragic Avenue Supporting Member

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    Do you think the market would support a new high quality string brand comparable to pyramid,snake oil,etc?
     
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  2. scolfax

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    How can you determine if a string is "higher quality" or not?

    FWIW I am a huge Dunlop fan.
     
  3. Blix

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    I would say yes, as there aren't many in that niche really.
     
  4. ColeW

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    IMO just get elixirs and call it a day
     
  5. Stratobuc

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    Curt Mangan strings don't need coating. They last 3 or 4 times longer than D'Addario.
     
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    NYXLs lasted longer than the Curt Mangans I played
     
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    My Ernie Ball strings are high quality.
     
  8. Tragic Avenue

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    Not really asking what brand is best but is there room for a NEW brand.
     
  9. DanSimon

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    i do not agree that ernie balls and dunlop are high quality strings. they aren't low quality but GHS and DR, for example, are high quality.

    some people like d'addarios and e. balls for consistency cuz they're machine made... i like GHs and DR for the sound... and they seem to be consistent to me..
     
  10. Silver Hand

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    Most strings are thought out in a half ass way. Get one freshmen engineering student into the R&D team and they'll realize that the string tensions are all over the place and make absolutely no sense. If a string company can't figure that much out, I highly doubt anything else they are focusing on is all the "high quality" outside of a simple durability test being passed.
     
  11. DanSimon

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    i don't know enough .. what would u offer, besides quality (which is already avaliable) ?
     
  12. Stratobuc

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    And cost more than twice as much.

    I don't believe they last longer than CM. In my experience, they don't.
     
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    Yes there is room. Make some strings as good or better than Snake Oils and I will buy them.:munch

    Steve
     
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    There's room. Let me know when they are available and I'll try them out.


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  15. PurpleJesus

    PurpleJesus Gold Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    Never heard of those. Please tell me about them.
     
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    I think my D'Addario's are pretty high quality.
     
  17. ChicagoJoe

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    I guess if there's room for a jillion fuzzes and overdrives, then the market can probably support one more string manufacturer.
     
  18. jordanky

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    I have been a long time D'Addario user, but I ran across a new company via Instagram called String Joy. They offer standard gauge sets, but you can also customize the sets, even change the gauge of every single string. After finding no company that makes the set I was after, I ordered a custom set of .012-.058 for my Jazzmaster and for $9 shipped, they are UNBELIEVABLY good. They have held solid tune since I put them on, and they sound phenomenal. Three weeks in and hours and hours of playtime and hey are still rock solid. If you're looking into custom string sets, or just wanting to try something new, be sure to give them a shot. I'll 100% be buying more sets when my small stockpile of EXL117's are gone. no affiliation at all. Just trying to spread the good word!
     
  19. olejason

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    There is a lot of discussion about the merits of balanced tension on electric guitar and a lot of differing opinions. Most people tend to prefer a gradual dropoff in tension either towards the low strings or the high strings. That isn't to say there aren't people who use balanced tension sets but they are in no way invariably 'better' across the board.

    To the OP, "high quality" is a bit of a misnomer. A lot of the names oft thrown around as high quality are simply more expensive because they're made by a smaller company. They don't offer any tangible advantage over D'addario, DR, etc.
     

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