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Unread 08-06-2011, 12:13 AM   #16
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Guitar: Warmoth Limba PRS Style with 3 alumitones
String Brand: Fender
Type/Gauge: flatwounds 12s I think

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1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? Yes If so, why? I didn't like the somewhat tinny tone I was getting and wanted something with a more powerful presence. In short, I felt like the brighter strings and the alumitones was a little much.
2. If yes, do you notice a difference? Ernie Ball 8s roundwound to flatwound 12s? Uh, yeah, sonically, setupwise, truss rod adjustment wise, playability wise, and the tone sounds very different. From way too tinny to perhaps too warm. I was really unhappy with my sound in this guitar so I made a DRASTIC change.
3. Additional string-y comments: Next time I will step it down a couple notches I think. It hurts to play a little where I fractured my middle finger last year if I play too long with that heavy a gauge, not the fingertips, but by the bone callous, so these might not stay too long at all.

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Unread 10-10-2011, 02:49 PM   #17
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Guitar: Fender American Standard Tele
String Brand: D'Addario
Type/Gauge: Nickel Wound Regular Light Gauge (EXL110); .010-.046

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1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? No; still using good ol' D'Addario 10s. Especially since last time I got strings I got a 3-pack, so... yeah.
3. Additional string-y comments: Was just thinking today that I should change my strings . . . from the looks of it, it's been exactly three months since I did it last (7/10). Anyway, as usual, love the sound and brightness of new strings. New D'Addarios always seem to have a nice bright snap to them.
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Unread 10-10-2011, 03:04 PM   #18
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Guitar: Fender MIM Standard Telecaster
String Brand: Fender
Type/Gauge: Nickel bullet end 10's (plus a D'Addario 0.18)

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1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? Yes If so, why? I saw them bundled with a guitar mag that was cheaper than buying a normal set, plus I thought that Fender on a Fender would be cool.
2. If yes, do you notice a difference? Well, I hadn't changed strings in a long time so I did but not dramatically. Still sounds like my tele with 10's on it.
3. Additional string-y comments: These strings were a pain to get on in all honesty and the extra weight of the bullet was annoying, plus I snapped the G on a slightly sharp peg and had to buy the D'addario which was annoying, and although the new G is a higher gauge than the original, it actually feels nicer. Back to D'addarios for me!
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Unread 10-11-2011, 02:10 AM   #19
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GAuge 10s

Always use these on my electrics, so as I had just bought this guitar it needed a set of strings and a set up. intonation etc.

make a difference?

yup!
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Unread 10-11-2011, 07:31 AM   #20
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Guitar: Squier Afinnity Strat
Brand: D'adarrio
Gauge: 11-49

I've been using Ernie balls forever and I wanted to try dadarrios and I'm glad I did. They hold their tone a lot longer than ernie's and sound better IMO.
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Unread 10-11-2011, 07:57 AM   #21
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changed mine two weeks ago, horible results.

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heavy top slinky bottom. (10-52)

tops are WAY too heavy for me to play reliably. I just don't have the hand strength and they buzz really bad.

gonna go back to power slinky... 10-46. I've been amp-less for two weeks, so I've been playing my acoustic anyway... but wow!
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Unread 10-12-2011, 03:37 PM   #22
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Yamaha LLX6A

Guitar: Yamaha LLX6A
String Brand: SIT Royal Bronze
Type/Gauge:12-53?

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1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? If so, why?
Yes I last used 12-54 Dunlop Phoshpor bronze. I got a good deal on the SITs, as they are made in Akron-not far from my hometown, so they are usually less expensive in local music stores.
2. If yes, do you notice a difference? I have used these on my FGX730Sc with good results. They sound nice on the LLX too. A little weak on the bottom, but great mid and top-end clarity and sustain.
3. Additional string-y comments. I used ebony bridge pins with the ebony bridge and on the 730, rosewood with rosewood.
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Unread 10-12-2011, 11:38 PM   #23
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Guitar: Ibanez Artcore
String Brand: D'Addario
Type/Guage 10-46

1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? If so, why? Nope. D'Addario for life.
2. If yes, do you notice a difference? NA
3. Additional string-y comments: The tone of these on this guitar is just beautiful.
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Unread 10-12-2011, 11:44 PM   #24
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Unread 10-24-2011, 07:17 PM   #25
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New favorite strings?

Guitar: Yamaha SLG100S silent guitar
String Brand: Ernie Ball Slinky acoustic coated titanium eps
Type/Gauge: Med Light. 12-54

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1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? If so, why?
Yes-last set on the silent guitar were Dean Merkley blue steel 12-54. While adjusting the nut slot depth, b string broke; hence the new strings
2. If yes, do you notice a difference? The titanium strings look bronze like Martin SPs but are real slippery-no need for finger tone ease on these. Sound is different. Not sure if I like them just yet. After 40 hrs of play time, I'll know
3. Additional string-y comments: For the price, I hope these outlast the last set.
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Unread 02-11-2012, 10:28 AM   #26
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Guitar: Fender American Standard Tele
String Brand: D'Addario
Type/Gauge: Nickel Wound Regular Light Gauge (EXL110); .010-.046

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1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? Nope.
3. Additional string-y comments: Way back when I was a young lad, my guitar teacher gave me a tip to pull on each new string, up and down the fretboard. It stretches them a bit and helps break them in so that when you start playing, your newly strung guitar isn't going out of tune every 5 seconds.
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Unread 06-13-2012, 12:37 AM   #27
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Guitar: Les Paul Copy
String Brand: GHS Boomers
Type/Gauge: 11-50

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1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? They are different.
If so, why? I use this guitar for slide (I'm still learning/teaching myself) And I wanted to try a heavier gauge (I had been using Boomers 10-46
2. If yes, do you notice a difference? Yes, clearer on the plain strings, but I need to work on my technique on the wound strings.
3. Additional string-y comments: So far, so good.
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Unread 07-14-2012, 06:56 PM   #28
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Dean Markley Alchemy Gold

uitar: AC3R
String Brand: Dean Markley Alchemy Gold coated
Type/Gauge: Med Light. 12-54

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1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? If so, why?
Yes-last set on this guitar were D'Addarios EJ16.
2. If yes, do you notice a difference? Yes! Great bass on a concert guitar with these strings. Nice and slippery like most coated strings.
3. Additional string-y comments: The D string is especially gold in color. I got these for $5 a set at GC. I bought 6 sets of them. (Clearance I think). Third guitar I've had 'em on and LOVE them.
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Unread 07-14-2012, 07:04 PM   #29
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Guitar: Yamaha LLX6A
String Brand: Martin Lifepsan 80/20 6100 coated
Type/Gauge:12-54!
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1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? If so, why?
Yes I last used 12-54 SIT Royal Bronze on this guitar. I had once tried cleartone 80/20s 12-53 and liked them, but wished for a fatter low E string. These Martin SP strings are made by cleartone and have a 54 low E--my wish came true.
2. If yes, do you notice a difference? Phenomenal mid and top-end clarity and sustain. Great bass on the LLX6a too.
3. Additional string-y comments. Was gonna stray away from Martin strings until I saw these. I like 'em. My local pawn shop sells these at a great price too.
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Unread 07-18-2012, 03:50 PM   #30
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Guitar: Johnson (by AXL) Strat copy
String Brand: Elixir Polyweb
Gauge: 10-46

1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? If so, why?
Nope. This is my first change of my electric. I got this guitar used and it had ancient strings on it. I know I needed elixirs because I used coated on my acoustics.
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