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    Senior Member Steph's Avatar
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    Today is NSD

    A brand new set of Ernie Ball Slinky 10s is going to be today's treat... Its been almost 2 months, way long enough...
    Switched from D'addario's for something new. We'll see...

    Tell us what is your preferred strings? (brand/ gauge)
    And how often do you change them?
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    Same strings, changed every 2-3 week depending on the gunk factor lol

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    D'Addario .11-.52 change every few weeks, when they get dull. During lulls.


    Change before every practice and show when out.

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    Dean markleys blue steel in 10,s. Great strings and not as popular as D'addario or Ernie,s

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    I used to use those, and I liked them, but they ate up my frets
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steph View Post
    A brand new set of Ernie Ball Slinky 10s is going to be today's treat... Its been almost 2 months, way long enough...
    Switched from D'addario's for something new. We'll see...

    Tell us what is your preferred strings? (brand/ gauge)
    And how often do you change them?
    Anybody try the EB Cobalts yet? Impressions?

    And, I currently use D'Addario 10s, which I normally change before each gig.
    Sh*tter's full

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    I've been using cobalts for a while now I love them. They feel a bit tacky and zing a lot. I stick to 10's as I'm a light touch player

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    I play nickel plated steel 11-48 or 49 depending on the brand. I used to be really picky about brands, but now it's about whatever is available. Most recently it's D'Addario, because I got a 10 pack for $30 on amazon with free shipping. I'll also play EB and Mangan's. The Mangan's are the best, but cash has been tight and they cost double the D'addarios.
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    I've been using Cobalts now for a few months. They do feel a little tacky as far as the overall feel and they bend smoother, but they seem to be much brighter and punchier than the D'addario's that I had been using for the past few years. Also, they seem to be lasting a lot longer before having to change them out. I really would recommend giving them a try sometime.

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    For the last few years I've been using DR strings... Pure Blues are my favorite, but they also make a 9.5 set of Tite Fits that feel great. Would also like to try the Cobalts...
    -I'm no expert, but it seems to work and I haven't electrocuted myself yet. Which is pretty much the standard I live by.

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    10-46 on everybody...keeping it simple. took older swamps that came stock with 9s to 10s couple years back and noticed an immediate improvement...tone, action...love it

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    I've been been playing D'addarios .10's for a while. Change them whenever they start sounding dull. I do have a pack of Pyramid Classics sitting on my desk to go on next. Those are .11's. I guess these are for my LP. I've been using the stock strings on my SC58 and I love them!

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    Threads like this remind me that I really need to change strings more often. I'm boring I suppose, I usually go with D'Addario EXL110's.

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    Nickel 10's.
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    I'm still tearing through my 24 sets of PRS strings that came with the welcome pack from my Siggy. Not bad, I generally use D'Addarios and these are comparable.

    I have the cobalts on my SE Santana and I like them, but not for 3x the price.
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    D'addarios.!10s for normal tuning and 11s for Eb tuning or open G.Buy them in sets of 10.
    I de-modded my CU22 soapbar and made a factory spec setup.Im in love again.I very much believe now PRS guitars are perfect as they are.

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    I rock Elixir Nanoweb strings. I use their 10-46 and 11-49 sets. I change them when most of the coating has come off where my pick meets string.
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    I like the strings PRS sells, I was told they're pure nickel wraps. They last a long time (I hate changing strings!) and I like the feel. I use .010s.

    My hands are pretty dry, so I can go a couple of months without having to change strings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfb View Post
    I rock Elixir Nanoweb strings. I use their 10-46 and 11-49 sets.
    Yep!! 10's tuned standard and drop D on 2004 Custom, 11's tuned to drop B on the 2008 Custom. (22's)

    I've been using the elixirs for years. I've tried every string out there and I think they sound and play the best. I actually don't like the coating much but that's the trade off for performance. I change strings about every two weeks.

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