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Old 06-17-2012, 09:07 AM   #1 (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?
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You do know that there are primarily 4 guitar string manufacturers, and the all the rest are sub-divisions and/or licensed by one of the four?

That said I go with my endorsement of DR's! They cost a bit more but they are GODLYKE!
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Elixer >>> All other string brands.

None of the other coated string companies do it properly. They coat the wire. Elixer coats a complated string. They last for-EVER. They also feel pretty similar to D'addario's, so they're a nice smooth playing feel.
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Old 06-17-2012, 04:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info. I was also talking about string size as well. What sizes do y'all use?
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Thanks for the info. I was also talking about string size as well. What sizes do y'all use?
Size doesn't matter!
Personally, when I used to tour I used .11's now retired and home I stick with .10's
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I have guitars with everything between 9s and 12s.

On electric, I prefer 11s. They're meaty and bluesy without being impossible to bend, or muddy. For acoustic I like 12s, just because they're done me fine for years and my particular guitar gets on really well with that tension.

I have the thinner strings on some guitars either for crazy shred tapping, or because some of the bridges don't have a lot of spring tension.
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I guess experimenting is the only real way to find out what you like. Nothing has stood out to me and said "I love this strings". I think ive only tries nines and tens. I guess I'll get some elevens
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Elixir Extra Lights.....I love everything about them!
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I just started using the Marcus Miller "Fat Beams" 5 string Mediums. I used to use the heaviest strings I could find, but I do a lot of tapping now, so I had to go with something lighter.
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So many people playin' dem light strings.


















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