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    Electric guitar strings

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    What do you use? What style of music? What size?

    go go go.

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    For me: D'Addario 10's for practice, Ernie Ball 10's for gigs


    I love the feel/sound of ernie ball's but they break to easy. I've tried thicker strings but my locking tuners don't seem to hold on to well to 13's


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    i've always been content with fender bullets, 009 or 010, depending on my mood.

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    I have been using Darco's and Dean Markley's for years they work well for me.

    I also used to use DiAngelica Electric Gold Flat wounds ... I don't think that they make them any more ... these were the best flats I ever used.

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    ghs boomers, 10-46, strat. blues / rock / folk........some where in there. love the sound, hate the breakage. my bend/slide ratio is 90/10. slinkies and d'addario's snap much quicker for me. maybe time to try bullets again but they sound alot different than the boomers.
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    GHS 10-48. Absolutely the best strings, overall, that I've ever used. I'm a string breaker (heavy left hand). The Boomers last longer than any other string I've ever used and I've been through them all. When you're playing out a lot, nothing will piss you off more than chronic string breakage. The Fender Bullits were by far the worst strings I've ever used (sorry faderbug ). It seemed I could just give them a dirty look and they'd snap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Track Rat
    GHS 10-48. Absolutely the best strings, overall, that I've ever used. I'm a string breaker (heavy left hand). The Boomers last longer than any other string I've ever used and I've been through them all. When you're playing out a lot, nothing will piss you off more than chronic string breakage. The Fender Bullits were by far the worst strings I've ever used (sorry faderbug ). It seemed I could just give them a dirty look and they'd snap.
    I'm glad someone is on the same page with me on the string breaking thing. I listened to too much SRV when I was younger and as a result my hands think they have to push strings until my fingers are in my eye.

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    now i always use fender bullets, used to use roto pinks - might try them again for old time sake. Fender bullets last ages with me & i use strange tunings?
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    I play mostly metal on my electrics. So far, the GHS Boomers 10-52 have done me good.
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    ernie ball power slinkys. blues and alt-rock/punk. Until recently I wasn't aware they made anything heavier, next time I change strings I'll go up to not even slinkys. I found heavier strings to have a smaller oscilation and can get my action lower without buzzing.

    Also thats strange man, the locking tuners on my strat and mustang never had a probelm with thicker ernies, well I guess I've only gone to 11 so far .

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    D'Addario 10's for recording. Elixir 10's for just general. I don't like the tone of the Elixirs very well, but they last much longer than the D'Addarios.
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