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Unread 07-18-2012, 07:46 PM   #31
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I'll be changing them later tonight...

Guitar: Gibson Les Paul BFG
Brand: D'Addario
Type/gauge: XL115 .011-.049

These are my defacto strings I use on most of my electrics and have been using for many years. Why fix what ain't broken, I say...

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Unread 08-04-2012, 12:47 PM   #32
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Dunlop Acoustic PB 80/20 light

Guitar: AC3R
String Brand: Dunlop Acoustic Phosphor Bronze 80/20
Type/Gauge: 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 Dean Merkley Alchemy Gold
2. If yes, do you notice a difference? Yes! Better bass than with the last set. Amazing sound out of a concert guitar with these strings. Nice bright PB tone
3. Additional string-y comments: These have to be one of my top 3 favorite strings.
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Unread 08-06-2012, 10:17 AM   #33
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Guitars:
Alvarez Yairi WY-1
Alvarez Yairi DY-74
Carvin Bolt

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Cleartone Lights on the WY-1
Elixir Polyweb Lights on the DY-74
Daddario EXL110's on the Carvin

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Normally use Elixir's on both of my acoustics, but I've been breaking them at an alarming rate lately, so on salesman recommendation, tried the Cleartones. Guess what? Changed them Saturday night, and they made it through one rehearsal and two services before my high E snapped.
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Unread 08-06-2012, 10:22 AM   #34
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I'll be changing them later tonight...

Guitar: Gibson Les Paul BFG
Brand: D'Addario
Type/gauge: XL115 .011-.049

These are my defacto strings I use on most of my electrics and have been using for many years. Why fix what ain't broken, I say...
I've been a D'addario user for more than twenty years. In that time span I've owned guitars from Ibanez, Jackson, Yamaha, PRS, and Carvin. Strings have remained the one constant. They just work.

Just wish I could have the same success with my acoustic string choices.
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Unread 08-06-2012, 09:05 PM   #35
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New Favorite Maybe--and they come with a sticker!

Guitar: Yamaha FGX730SC
String Brand: Dean Markley Helix HD
Type/Gauge: Med Light. 12-53

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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! The best bass tone I have ever gotten on this cutaway acoustic guitar. The bass notes sustain for a l o n g time Also, there is not that loud "zipping" noise you get with some strings swhen moving up/down the frets.
3. Additional string-y comments: The unwound strings are a gold series and look nice on the guitar, plus there was a sticker in the package! I got a really great buy on these too. At $3.17/set, I may go back and buy every set they had in stock.
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Unread 08-25-2012, 08:09 PM   #36
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Guitar: Fender American Standard Tele
String Brand: D'Addario
Type/Gauge: Nickel Wound Regular Light Gauge (EXL110); .010-.046

1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? If so, why?
Nope.

3. Additional string-y comments:
I actually broke a string today (high E), hence the string change. First time in a loooooooong time that I've actually broken one. It was weird - rocking too hard I guess.

I have one pack of D'Addarios left and am slightly interested in maybe trying a different brand after that pack. But then, as others have said, if it ain't broke . . .
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Unread 08-25-2012, 10:36 PM   #37
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Guitar: First Act "crap" Acoustic (name REM)
String Brand: Martin
Type/Gauge: Bronze Acoustic 13-56

1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? If so, why?
No.

3. Additional string-y comments:
I never change my acoustic strings. I also think I need a bone nut and wooden pins, because this thing has zero sustain.
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Unread 08-26-2012, 06:21 AM   #38
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Guitar: First Act "crap" Acoustic (name REM)
String Brand: Martin
Type/Gauge: Bronze Acoustic 13-56

1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? If so, why?
No.

3. Additional string-y comments:
I never change my acoustic strings. I also think I need a bone nut and wooden pins, because this thing has zero sustain.
There is really very little you can do to a First Act to suddenly give it sustain. The top and bracing dictate that. Consider a setup but otherwise just enjoy it for what it is.
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Unread 08-26-2012, 04:44 PM   #39
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Guitar: Fender Mustang
String Brand: GHS Boomers
Type/Gauge: 9-42

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1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? No

3. Additional string-y comments:
Changed them last week...
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Unread 08-27-2012, 10:27 AM   #40
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Guitar: Jackson Randy Rhodes 3
String brand:GHS
Type/gauge: Boomers .008-.038


These are the same strings I have played for years on my fast axes. I love 'em and don't see any changes in the future at this time. I love the bright sounds and almost no feel when bending or trem pulling.
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Unread 08-27-2012, 10:06 PM   #41
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Sometime this or next week I'm changing strings

Guitar: Nightshade
String Brand: D'Addario
Type/Guage 9-46

1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? If so, why? Nope. I've not used a different brand/guage in a VERY long time. D'Addario has always been a good brand for me and I doubt I'll ever use another string.
2. If yes, do you notice a difference? NA
3. Additional string-y comments: Elixers suck.
This, again.
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Unread 08-31-2012, 05:28 AM   #42
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I've gotten a bit lazy about string changes, but last night I finally did it.

Guitar: 1993 Fender American Standard Stratocaster
String Brand: GHS
Type/Gauge: Boomers; .011 - .050

I've been using Boomers for well over a decade now.
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Unread 08-31-2012, 05:43 AM   #43
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Guitar: Fender American Standard Tele
String Brand: D'Addario
Type/Gauge: Nickel Wound Regular Light Gauge (EXL110); .010-.046

1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? If so, why?
Nope.

3. Additional string-y comments:
I actually broke a string today (high E), hence the string change. First time in a loooooooong time that I've actually broken one. It was weird - rocking too hard I guess.

I have one pack of D'Addarios left and am slightly interested in maybe trying a different brand after that pack. But then, as others have said, if it ain't broke . . .
Addendum to my Additional string-y comments . . .

With my last set of strings there was some strange harmonic buzz on the G string above the nut - close to the tuning machine it seemed. If I would hit the string and then mute it, there would be this "paawwiiiinnggg" sound near the tuning machine. So - I have no idea what was causing it, but ever since I changed strings, it's gone. One broken string and one buzzy string . . . bad set of strings I guess?

Whatever. At least it's gone. For now.
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Unread 08-31-2012, 06:33 AM   #44
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Guitar: Eastman AC420
String Brand: Martin
Type: PB Lifespans light 12-54

The "Cleartone" coating is not objectionable at all unlike what I find on Elixirs. Oh, and if ever there was a string change that made me sit up and take notice this is it. They were recommended to me by my Eastman Dealer and he was dead on the money. Lots of sustain, clear tones, lots of balance, and a lot more bark. I'm sure some of that is due to them being new but there's more to it than that. I was buying from Webstrings.com and saving a bucket of money. Those days are, sadly, over for the Eastman because I'll have a hard time not staying with the Martins. The Eastman sounds like a proper flat pickers guitar now.
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Unread 10-09-2012, 09:00 AM   #45
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I change my strings every 2 weeks on my electrics.

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