Stainless Steel Strings

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Pickin4Jesus, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Pickin4Jesus

    Pickin4Jesus Member

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    Why or why not use them?
    What's your experience?
     
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  2. DustyRhodesJr

    DustyRhodesJr Supporting Member

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    I dont like them. I dont even play that much and I noticed my frets were
    wearing with SS strings.
     
  3. XXTwighlight

    XXTwighlight Supporting Member

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    I just recently tried a set of Stainless Steel strings.
    I wanted to try them because Frank Gambale uses them.
    I didnt care for 'em at all. they had a strange friction on the low wound strings (E,A,D,) that you would feel in your fingers. I find it strange Gambale uses them because I find Nickel seems much slick and slinkier for Economy sweep style picking such as Frank does.
    Look into the new "Cobalt" strings. I wanna give those a try.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOLb7uOQr-I
     
  4. gpro34

    gpro34 Member

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    Much better for your body.
     
  5. vortexxxx

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    I'd like to try the Cobalt strings too.
     
  6. mc5nrg

    mc5nrg Supporting Member

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    Generally very bright and rough on frets.
     
  7. EADGBE

    EADGBE Member

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    Love them. Especially GHS super steels. They're loud and bright.
     
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  8. Baxtercat

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    Yeah, gives me more 'jingle' and they last a bit longer.
     
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