Your favourite strings? Looking for GHS alternative

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Praetorian, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. jamesie

    jamesie Member

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    since about a year i play black diamond strings N477L (nickelwound 10 - 46) and like it very much - before i had most of the times eb regular slinky (2221 10 - 46) - strings are really a very personal thing (depends on the instrument too) so test, test, test. . . . .
     
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    D'adarrio EXL 111 Balanced set for me... Even tension, great feel, long lasting, and clear.
     
  5. StratsRock

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    +1 on the Elixir Nanoweb strings
     
  6. dirtytony

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    Ive used Ernie Balls 10s for eons as I like both the feel on my fingers and the tone (bright&fat) but as Im not an endorser I found them pricey as after a week the bright top goes away and they become "closed" sounding, a little bit "muted"... some months ago Ive tried a David Gilmour GHS set (the 105 one) and Ive been blown away : lots of harmonics, no tone degradation, very "live" strings without being bright or thin, vastly superior to Daddario or Gibson, compared to EBs they are a bit brighter but still fat and more "sopft" bending and intonation are easier, never had rust problems with my GHS (Im a big sweater BTW)
     
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    Thomastik Infeld Power Brights 10-45 for me.
     
  8. supergenius365

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    D'Addario has never let me down with any of their strings. The tech I go to (who sells many other brands as well as D'addario) says he feels they are the most consistent made strings he sees. YMMV of course.
     
  9. solitaire

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    I love teh Blue Steels but got a place in my heart for the GHS Sub Zero as well, GHS' take on the cryo string concept.
     
  10. JeffOlson

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    Yeah, you are probably right. However, I do think TI's brass-tinned plain strings sound a tad darker, or mellower, than ordinary plain strings. Frankly, I like that about them. (When I say a "tad," I mean just barely; I don't think anyone would say they are dull-sounding.) Maybe I'm just imagining the tonal difference, but I do like them!
     
  11. bluemood

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    I tried a lot of brands and for me GHS Burnished 11's .
    I have them on all my guitars Tele,strat single coils,Parker humbucker and slit coils.
    Great feel, sustain, tone and good price.
     
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    DR tite fit. Very stable and last a long time.
     
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    DR pure blues for me too.
     
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    I'd try the GHS Burnished Nickel sets. They're completely different than the Boomers. If you want any set of strings to last three times as long, try spraying a little WD-40 on a small rag made from an old t-shirt and wipe the crap and sweat off your strings after every set you play.
     
  17. Praetorian

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    Hmmm:huh good answer. I tune both the Les Paul and strat down to Eb, we play classic rock tracks from 60's to 2010, I like long lasting easily bendable strings that are not too bright! thanks Prae
     
  18. Praetorian

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    yeah, tend to play like 3-4 hour sessions, then next time I pick up the guitar they are cactus. Do wipe down each time but.... No complaints re tone or bendability, just durability.

    cheers
     
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    I like pyramid classic nickels on my strat and pyramid western swing on my acoustic. I'm going to try some TI flatwounds on my 335
     
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    Gibson Vintage Reissue on my ES-335 Dot, Gibson Brite Wire on my Les Paul.
     

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