Took the Plunge on Snake Oil Strings

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Josh O, Mar 19, 2006.


  1. Josh O

    Josh O Member

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    Well, I finally jumped into the pool, ordered myself a few sets of Snake Oil rock strings. Can't wait to throw them on.
     
  2. Enjoyer

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    Plunge? This is not a plunge.
    You owe it to yourself to give them a whirl.
    A truly superior string. You won't look back.
    Added benefit of dealing with Dean Farley. Always a pleasure.
     
  3. esoteric pete

    esoteric pete Supporting Member

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    see sig. i just recieved 12 sets of LH nickel's. i love these strings!
     
  4. thebot

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    Yeah, I've got some on the way as well after all the positive press they got around here. Hope they arrive soon, really need to change strings but I'm putting it off until they get here.
     
  5. tot_Ou_tard

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    Yeah, I'm about to order some up as well.
     
  6. 59Vampire

    59Vampire Silver Supporting Member

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    I like snake oils very much. In fact I have been comparing them to my old standby EB classics. After 2 weeks the classsics were letting me down. I alos like the DR pure blues which will be my next comparison. However, I seem to prefer the Snake oils by such a large margin over the EB that I just might end up wasting my time comparing anything else.
     
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    How long do these usually take to ship? I made a small order of three sets early last week and was just wondering.
     
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    I ordered 4 sets on the afternoon of the 14th and they arrived on the 20th.
     
  9. Platypus

    Platypus not in rivers, but in drops

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    I've been hearing a lot about these and have been looking for a new string brand. Can someone provide the website where you can order these?
     
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    Used the Rockformula LH set for the last 6 months or so.
    Sold the rest and now I'm back with DR Titefits again.
    Just feels better and last longer....in my case.

    Vinni
     
  12. ccoker

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    I ordered 3 sets of the 10-46 nickel vintage

    put the first set on yesterday morning

    been using EB SLinkys forever and tried all the other big brands and tried numerous others (DRs, Maximas) etc.. 10-15 years ago

    impressions:

    they stretched out quick and stabilized fast
    they felt like they had an hour or two of playing on them within 15 minutes..

    they feel "good" not really that much different than the EBs, definitely not any stiffer bending

    they just sound full and warm

    the other "premium" strings I tried years ago sounded kind of dead to me at the time.. these don't

    I go for a high gain yet warm tone

    I really dig em
     
  13. trisonic

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    I dig the "Slithery" Original Nickel versions for Strats.

    Best, Pete.
     
  14. Ken Swanson

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    They get better the more you play them. Everytime I think they're broken in, they get just a little bit better.
     
  15. Ed Reed

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    I recently bought a Suhr Classic from a forumite (SWS1) and when it came it had a new set of strings on it so I played them for about a month. The guitar had a metalic quality about the tone and I assumed it was the guitar as it has stainless steel frets. Last night I changed the strings out for some vintage Snake Oils and all the metalic overtones are gone. My Suhr sounds even better than it did. The SOB's are indeed all that.
     
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    I found that I had to tighten the truss rod on all the guitars I installed them on, despite using the same guages. So the tension is obviously higher, yet they feel easier on my fingers!
     
  17. Blueser

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    Yeah....They're alright....:AOK I use them on all my guitars!! I have never played better strings!
     
  18. teddy boy

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    Gosh, I'm going to have to look into these!
     
  19. Telecaster

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    That's my impression as well. The low E-string on my Strat sounds like a piano now. More sparkle, fuller sounding and easier to play
     

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