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Old 09-23-2012, 06:10 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Roto strings (love the extra E string!)
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:20 AM   #22 (permalink)
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i use Gibson strings - they're relatively cheap and somehow "twangy"

acoustic - bronze .11s

electric - steel-coiled .9s (i'm a bit of a shredder)

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:12 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I was reading an article by roger mayer a while back and he was saying that strings make a bigger difference on your tone than pickups do. I don't know if this is true but it's coming from a credible source for sure.

So, which strings do y'all use?
D'Addario are good especially phosphorus wound.
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Old 09-25-2012, 04:24 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Eddie Van Halen also used to play with a metal pick and supposedly boiled his strings to give them a different tone.....people will do some crazy **** just try to get a different sound. Honestly, when I was figuring out what kind of strings I liked, I tried a bunch, as well as different string gauges, and eventually fell into using both Elixer's and Dean Markley Blue Steel's, both gauged at .10. I play a very wide variety of styles, and the strings sound great for everything. Ive also found that playing .10's seems (to me) to be the perfect string gauge. When playing in dropped tunings / alternate tunings ( D standard, C standard), the thicker gauge helps keep some nice tone, and when playing in standard, the .10s might not bend AS far as .9's, but they will bend as far as is practically needed, and will also help you develop stronger fingers.

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Old 09-26-2012, 12:20 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Yeah I like 9's for bending, but I know what you mean about the nice tone of the thicker guage - personal preference.
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