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Unread 07-10-2011, 02:47 PM   #1
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The "I Just Changed My Strings" Thread

If this is deemed cheap, so be it. I don't intend it to be - just thought it would be fun and maybe even somewhat informative.

Here's the idea:

We all love new strings. So ... when you change yours, post the good news here following these guidelines:

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String Brand:
Type/Gauge:

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1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? If so, why?
2. If yes, do you notice a difference?
3. Additional string-y comments:

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Unread 07-10-2011, 02:49 PM   #2
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And here's mine. Just changed them today!

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. I love my D'Addarios.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 07:57 PM   #3
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I just changed mine yesterday and then played this Sunday's service, which is unusual since I generally like to play on mine for an hour or so before a gig.

Guitar: Gibson Les Paul Custom
String Brand: D'Addario XL110
Type/Gauge: 10 - 46

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1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? Nope. Same as always.
2. If yes, do you notice a difference? Meh...
3. Additional string-y comments: Since I top-wrap the strings on the stopbar / tailpiece to keep the strings from contacting the rear of the bridge, I always save my string ferrules and slide one on each new string before it goes through the stopbar. This keeps the twisted part of the string from sticking out and poking my hand.
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Unread 07-10-2011, 10:31 PM   #4
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I need to change them on one of my guitars
But here's what I will be doing any day now--sorry if I'm jumping the gun

Guitar: Ibanez AF95
String Brand: GHS Boomers
Type/Gauge: 10 - 52

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1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? Yes, I have tried D'Addarios & Ernie Balls of the same gauge, but since I mostly use Boomers, I am trying them on this guitar as well
2. If yes, do you notice a difference? Probably
3. Additional string-y comments: I normally don't use a 6th string that heavy--but it works well on that guitar.
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Unread 07-11-2011, 04:47 PM   #5
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Just changed them today. I need to buy some more packs cuz I'm running low on all my string types that I use.

Guitar: Ibanez ARX320
String Brand: D'Addario
Type/Gauge: XL Pure Nickel 10-46

1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used?: Heck, no. These are my favorite strings on this guitar. Why would I get different ones?
2. Additional string-y comments: I put several winds on mine this time and they stay in tune great

Just a thought: maybe people on this forum like D'Addario
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Unread 07-11-2011, 06:13 PM   #6
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Guitar: Taylor 414ce
String Brand: Elixir
Type/Gauge: Phosphor Bronze 12s

1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used?
No, I have used these strings exclusively for the last 6 years or so. May have put in some 11s a few times.
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Unread 07-16-2011, 04:25 PM   #7
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Guitar: Epiphone Dot
String Brand: GHS
Type/Gauge: Boomer medium 11-50

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1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? If so, why? Last ones I had on there were EB '10s. I've been using D-standard a lot lately though and I like the looseness you get when using lower tunings, but 10s were not cutting it and 12s feel too big and restrictive for me.
2. If yes, do you notice a difference? Tonally, not really. Very characteristically bright like EB. In past experience GHS has sounded like EB but hasn't lasted as long. We'll see what these do...
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Unread 08-03-2011, 09:17 AM   #8
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Guitar: PRS Singlecut standard (pre-lawsuit)
String Brand: Ernie Ball
Type/Gauge: Beefy Slinky, 11-54

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1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? If so, why?
- Nope, Been using this type for a long time. Fell in love with EB a long time ago

3. Additional string-y comments:

I'm a rocker, and I play in Drop C tuning so I needed bigger strings to fix the loose tension that comes with playing at low tunings. I've been using Ernie Ball for about a decade now and will probably never change.. they rock my socks. They sound so good and punchy and even pretty when I need it to be, no matter if I'm playing on the worship team on Sunday morning with a sort of Boston / Modern Rock sound using OD pedals, or if I'm at home recording hard rock / metal with distortion. They exceed my expectations and they last a good 3 weeks or so before they need changing. +1


@Lifesglorydead: You and I have similar tunings, except my D is dropped to C.. that .04 must really make a difference!
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Unread 08-03-2011, 09:27 AM   #9
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String Brand: Cleartone
Type/Gauge: Acoustic light 12-53

1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? If so, why?
I've been using these strings for several years, after auditioning several different brands and gauges. As far as I can tell, these are the only stings that belong on my guitar.
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Unread 08-03-2011, 02:01 PM   #10
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I was motivated by this thread to change my acoustic's strings today

Guitar: Larrivee LV-09
String Brand: Martin SP
Type/Gauge: Phos Bronze Mediums

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1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? If so, why?
Yep, I usually alternate between the Martin and D'Addario Phos Bronze Mediums.

2. If yes, do you notice a difference?
Both give a nice resonant sound for my guitar being a jumbo. Just depends on what mood I am in when I buy.
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Unread 08-03-2011, 06:51 PM   #11
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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.
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Unread 08-03-2011, 08:49 PM   #12
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My tuning on B keeps going waaaay out. I accidentally kinked the B string by having the peg twist it, so I guess that may have done it. =/
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Unread 08-03-2011, 09:06 PM   #13
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Sorry for forgetting about this thread. I did mine about a week ago.

Guitar: Starcaster Strat
String brand: Fender
Type/Gauge: Original Bullets 10-46

1. Are these strings different than the last strings you used? I used to use D'Addarios all the time, but now am converted over to the Fender strings. They just sound so much brighter, which is odd because they are pure nickel.
2. If yes, do you notice a difference? Like I said, they sound brighter and are more resonant.
3. Additional string-y comments: If you don't believe me, just try them.
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Unread 08-04-2011, 07:32 AM   #14
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Type/Gauge: Bluegrass Light PB 12-56

I've used these for a couple of years now. They give good volume and a nice clean sound. Originally the guitar was strung with a lighter set and they just didn't give me much of a voice. The heavier set moves the top much more. I have a nice full sound that cuts through when I want it to.
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Unread 08-04-2011, 10:30 AM   #15
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Type/Gauge: medium 11-52 wound 3rd

the best strings i have ever used. stay bright and snappy for a long time and still sound good when they are worn in .
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