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What is your favorite string brand?

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  • #31
    I can't say I have a favorite. It's different for acoustic vs electric, and varies from guitar to guitar based on scale length and purpose of the guitar. I don't choose strings for me, I change strings for what I'm doing and adapt my playing to do that. For example, if I'm playing old 60's music, I'll get something pure nickel but slinky. If something jazzy, flatwound nickel heavies. If I'm doing 80's metal, stainless steel boomers. I also change my picks based on the type of music and sometimes even based on the tempo or based on what kind of picking I have to do. For example, if I have to do fast tremolo picking, I'll either use a heavier pick turned to the blunt end, or use a really thin pick, depending on the music. I do that with everything my hands interface with; strings and picks on guitars, likewise I change drum heads and stick weight/length/tips/wood for drumming on different kinds of music.


    • #32
      Originally posted by Rex_Rocker View Post
      What about you downtuners? What do you guys like?
      Should've specified, I'll tune the 10-52 guitars anywhere from standard to drop C. The 11-56 guitars get tuned from D down to drop B.

      My 7 string gets a variety of different stuff. The D'Addario 10-59 set is great for standard, but that's no fun, so it currently has 11-56 plus a 74. I tune it C#/drop B plus a G# or F# on the bottom.
      “I can play the hell out of a riff. The rest of it’s all bulls**t anyway,” Gary Holt