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    RG 2570
    Toneologist

  • RG 2570
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    amlost forgot, IMHO D'addarios even without the tech probs i experienced just sounded GOD AWFUL!
    that had too much twang/thin tone and are to damn loose,i thought i was playing a 8-38 pack for gods sake even though they were the 9-42's

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  • RG 2570
    Toneologist

  • RG 2570
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    Originally posted by italic zero
    Hmmm.. yes. Which strings (in your experience) hold their intonation the best? That's what really pisses me off about old strings.
    unfortunately NO string hold it's intonation after a lot of playing, once a string gets played and i MEAN PLAYED!
    it gets dents, and wear spots from fretting and bending especially if you are aggressive player who has a lot of attack.
    the elixer wound strings last longer due to the web or poly coating but that does not help the plain strings
    the best thing i can tell you is to change whatever brand of strings when you hear a lot of waver and see a lot of wear remeber pro's that gig change them everynight

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  • MattPete
    Ultimate Tone Slacker

  • MattPete
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    Originally posted by italic zero
    Hmmm.. yes. Which strings (in your experience) hold their intonation the best? That's what really pisses me off about old strings.

    Do you clean your strings? I find that wiping the unwound strings with a kleenex does a world of good for intonation.

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  • italic zero
    Toneologist

  • italic zero
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    Hmmm.. yes. Which strings (in your experience) hold their intonation the best? That's what really pisses me off about old strings.

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  • Hot _Grits
    Buttery Toneologist

  • Hot _Grits
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    I have no problems with d'addario xl 10-46 on my tele and PRS.

    For strats I prefer GHS nickel rockers for a warmer tone. If you're into SRV and Eric Johnson, check 'em out. That's what they use. They start out quite a bit duller, but their tone stays longer.

    You guys go for a month+ with your strings? Does that include gigging? -I change mine before every gig if I can, and no more than every two gigs, so my strings get changed every two-three weeks on my main guitars. Leaving them on for a second gig is asking for a break, except on my graphtech equipped strat.

    I also find that the intonation goes after one gig.

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  • texasguitarslinger
    Mo Cow Bellologist

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    I swear by Everly B-52s or Gibson Brite Wires always in 10s. I love their tone and longevity. It seems that the Everly's are getting harder to find though. I've tried many other brands and always had tone, reliability or longevity issues with them. I think you get what you pay for most of the time.

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  • msplines
    Tone Member

  • msplines
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    Originally posted by Nightburst
    Could anyone honestly hear a difference between any brand after a set of strings is on your guitar for longer than a month?
    Sure we can, that's what I mean by "dean markleys last well and keep their tune" but if you're in a pro band and play out/thrash three plus times a week, then you need to change your strings every two days or more - it's not the same life at all at all at all!
    msplines
    Tone Member
    Last edited by msplines; 05-18-2004, 01:45 PM. Reason: forgot sthing

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  • NecroPolo
    Ultimate Tone Slacker

  • NecroPolo
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    Nice boobs

    Besides gauge, materials and construction define resonance amplitude so there might be a little diffrence between string and string and it can really affect unwanted string buzz. Guitar is a sensitive matter, little means much. Something that doesn't work for A might be ideal for B.

    Man sorry for the wasted set of wires but I don't really see your problem. If you just don't feel something right, just return to the working track ot change the path

    I have no problems with D'Addarios. I don't like them when they're fresh but after a week of moderate abuse (+cleaning) and stretching itself 2 the axe they are great, last long and keep tuning. Now I'm using ErnieBall 010 Slinkys because I could get a 10-pack dirt cheap, they sound great immediately right out the box, they have little sticky feeling, corrode slightly in a month (no real problem I change strings every month) break easier and made the graphite nut worn relatively quickly as I noticed.
    NecroPolo
    Ultimate Tone Slacker
    Last edited by NecroPolo; 05-18-2004, 10:57 AM.

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  • dystrust
    Mojo's Minions

  • dystrust
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    I also hate D'addarios. Once after having some work done on my Explorer, it was re-strung with D'addarios instead of the EBs I typically use and I hated it. They bent really easily, but sounded very weak on the low end comparatively. These days I'm using DR Pure Blues 11-50 and I couldn't be happier with playability and tone.

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  • RG 2570
    Toneologist

  • RG 2570
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    well after waiting for the most replies i decided to prove some wrong!

    any of you that said my guitar was out of adjustment or i just did not like the D
    adarrios? WRONG!!!!!!!!


    I went and bought several different packs of 9-42's including GHS boomers,EB's.
    DR's, and markleys NONE OF THESE had the symptoms that the d'a"DREAD"ios had.
    of the group i like the GHS the best they have the most powerful tone of the group and have perfect intonation, but nonetheless ANY of those others i tried are way better than d'a "DREAD"io's

    may have cost me a few bucks but at least i know it was the brand!

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  • STRATDELUXER97
    Stratoblaster Tone Meister

  • STRATDELUXER97
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    Originally posted by Lee
    I don't like changing strings so I often use the same set for months. At the moment I use Rotosound. What i did find with D'adds is that they are 'springier' than most when new. What's happening is the strings are hitting the frets. In other words the D'adds vibrate further than the Fenders which are very stiff. I'm guessing that you have a pretty low action. I think someone like me who plays very clean and picks very light wouldn't have your problem. I also use 11-52 guage, so less travel.


    Lee
    Exactly...The D'Addarios exert less overall string tension,so in some cases you'd benefit from a truss rod adjustment to correct the neck tension..My guitars are set up for D'Addarios and I have been using the .010-,046 sets for an awful long time..They are great strings but they probably aren't for everyone? Hence so many string choices out there! The Fender strings of the same gauge as the D'Adarrios are definately stiffer and I Know from trying many different strings..Fender is even competeing with lighter tension strings,evidenced on their website with their "Less Tension" line..

    John

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  • Metalman_666
    Ultimate Tone Slacker

  • Metalman_666
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    Originally posted by Nightburst
    Could anyone honestly hear a difference between any brand after a set of strings is on your guitar for longer than a month? They all get the same dirt build up wether you are a wiper or not. Maybe sometimes we take the tone obsession to far?
    I just pick out the cheapest quality strings now, which happen to be D'addario, but I'm considering going back to EB's. I could swear they sound better, but maybe its all in my head. Feeling is the same though, but I pick hard with a 1.14mm pick...
    Now I'm confused, lol.
    I find that there really IS a difference after a month or so. It's already been said, but each string is made differently, so the tone "after death" will sound different as well.

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  • Metalman_666
    Ultimate Tone Slacker

  • Metalman_666
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    I've been playing guitar for only 4 or 5 years, but I've tried Fender, Dean Markley's Nickel Steel electrics and blue steels, GHS boomers, and I'm currently using a DR tite fit set of 9-42's on my Ibanez. I never really liked the fenders, but I was a huge fan of blue steels. They sustained longer, and I'm not even sure if they're worn out on my strat after 2 months. I should try out a set of D'addario 9's and see what all the fuss is about. But I've still got plently of time left

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  • Marcel
    Super Toneologist

  • Marcel
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    d'addario rocks. Just one broken in one year. Used to play ernie ball, but i decided to use D'addario after i a/b'd them. Ernies were broken more often.

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  • Guitarist
    Mesa-ologist

  • Guitarist
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    I've always found them to be thin as well. I'll stick with Ernie Ball for now!

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