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Necromancer 06-10-2013 04:59 PM

Yeah, I am going to remember about those BS- GHS Rotosounds. As Ive stated before, I like the GHS Boomers. Might as well keep it in the GHS family. Thanks for the tip Fred!

Thanks Man.

FRED HALE SR. 06-10-2013 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Necromancer (Post 1330765)
Yeah, I am going to remember about those BS- GHS Rotosounds. As Ive stated before, I like the GHS Boomers. Might as well keep it in the GHS family. Thanks for the tip Fred!

Thanks Man.

You misunderstood. The Rotosounds are Billy Sheehan signature strings. GHS is a good brand but i no longer use them. The Rotosounds have a thicker gauge E and a smaller G string.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...GJAaTviyl8fkwQ

Lots of good feedback not including mine. Great tone.

Necromancer 06-10-2013 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by FRED HALE SR. (Post 1330771)
You misunderstood. The Rotosounds are Billy Sheehan signature strings. GHS is a good brand but i no longer use them. The Rotosounds have a thicker gauge E and a smaller G string.

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...GJAaTviyl8fkwQ

Lots of good feedback not including mine. Great tone.

Hey, thanks for the link. Might post link on BassPlayerzz page. :)

Want to try out the Dunlop Heavy Core strings too.

drh1589 06-20-2013 11:55 AM

I've used Ernie Balls on my rock electrics since I began playing. I experimented a little with GHS boomers when I played heavier stuff, then some d'addarios, but eventually settled on Ernie Ball regular slinky strings for everything but jazz. I put flatwounds on my jazz guitar and fell in love.

dukethenuke 07-19-2013 05:50 PM

My ernie balls would break almost every week with my Epiphone. I did not think it was the strings so instead I bought graphite saddles and upped the gauge on my strings. adjusted my neck and bridge down tuned to drop b, and called my self a BadAss =) plays like a charm

AlecRob 07-25-2013 08:44 PM

I prefer D'Addario Chromes for my Rickenbacker 4003. They are wonderful. For roundwounds I like Rickenbacker strings and Rotosound swing bass. Though i haven't used either in a very long time.

Gavin B. 08-07-2013 06:00 AM

I play acoustic guitar and use Martin or D'Angelico strings. I'm really not that fussy about strings except I prefer a lighter gauge.

I used to play a 1957 Telecaster and used Ernie Ball strings but I needed to retune it after every song I played. I think most rock guitarists like Ernie Ball because you can bend the strings for a mile.

Lord Larehip 08-07-2013 06:40 AM

I hope you geniuses know there are maybe 3 companies that actually manufacture strings. The guitar makers just buy them from one of these manufacturers and. put their own name on them. The. Strings are identical.

Sequoioideae 08-09-2013 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Lord Larehip (Post 1354144)
I hope you geniuses know there are maybe 3 companies that actually manufacture strings. The guitar makers just buy them from one of these manufacturers and. put their own name on them. The. Strings are identical.

Oh sorry, I didn't realize you knew everything, but there definitely is more than 3 companies that manufacture guitar strings. Also, from the various strings I've tried there definitely is a a difference in feel, durability, and sound.

Lord Larehip 08-09-2013 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Sequoioideae (Post 1355424)
Oh sorry, I didn't realize you knew everything, but there definitely is more than 3 companies that manufacture guitar strings.

Name them, please.

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Also, from the various strings I've tried there definitely is a a difference in feel, durability, and sound.
There's different quality strings obviously. Otherwise all sets would cost the same. There's a difference between round wound and flat wound obviously. There's a difference in gauge obviously. But nevertheless, all these so-called different brands come from the same small set of companies.

Most strings are some form of D'Addario. Ernie Ball and GHS make strings for other companies and many of the facilities are now in China and Mexico. Unwound strings come from Sweden. Thomastiks are made in Austria. All this stuff about coatings on the strings sounds like a lot of bulls-hit to me. Sure when you put them on they sound bright and clean--ALL strings do when they are brand new out of the box.

When they get clunky, you can taken them off and soak them in rubbing alcohol and restore them quite significantly. That will work pretty much with any string. Some claims certain strings like elixirs last forever, s-hit, I've had cheap strings that lasted forever. I've had expensive strings that broke quickly and I had a set of nylons were one string snapped when I wasn't even playing the damned thing. I opened the case and there's a broken string. It doesn't matter. One set to another has different characteristics. The rest of it is your damned imagination.


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