What kind of strings do you prefer on your guitar?

@benks420 (215)
Canada
January 13, 2007 9:03pm CST
I was just wondering if I could get some input on different types of strings. I really like Ernie Ball, they last long and they're tough. I heard GHS Boomers were good for metal.
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11 responses
• United States
14 Jan 07
I use Super Slinky's but then again I haven't exactly tried 30 different brands. I play acoustic and they work just fine for me. I think for advice about a specific guitar string it's good to ask a knowledgeable person at a guitar store that is familiar with your type of guitar and the style you play the most.
@Nizarali (63)
• Pakistan
4 Feb 07
well i prefer some soft american strings,because they sound to much better,and also get bend easily,but not that much soft,semi soft u can say,because sounding is too good and,but if u wanna do metal so you have to buy hard one,that will be more good for metal rock and all!
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@benks420 (215)
• Canada
7 Feb 07
Yeah I prefer harder heavier strings. They seem to sound the best for metal. Also the heavier the strings, the better they handle lower tunnings.
@EdwardF (431)
• United States
15 Jan 07
I use Elixir guitar strings for my Gibson Hummingbird. They are polyweb and repell dirt and grime between the winds in your strings which deaden the sound. I like them better than the Gibson factory strings which came on the guitar and Gibson strings aren't cheap. I also use the custom lights so it is easier to bend notes with a bass sound that still rings out.
@benks420 (215)
• Canada
16 Jan 07
I've used Elixir before and they are quite impressive for keeping that alive and fresh tone. The strings feel a bit werid because of that coating they have, but they're still nice to play.
@rackback (121)
• United States
15 Jan 07
I like ernie ball 'slinky top heavy bottom' for my electrics and elixirs for my acoustics. GHS Boomers are good, I think all around not just for metal.
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@benks420 (215)
• Canada
15 Jan 07
Yeah I heard that about GHS Boomers from one of my friends. Thanks for the input, I'll have to check them out.
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
14 Jan 07
I do use fat earnie ball strings. as you said they last long, so strong that I forget to change them.
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• United States
14 Jan 07
I usually use ernie balls, except for my warlock NJ speedloader, those need special strings from fender.
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@benks420 (215)
• Canada
16 Jan 07
Whats a speed loader? Does it increase the speed at which you can put a new string on? What are the special strings called, and could you offer a description?
@jyty77 (3147)
• Finland
29 Jul 07
Hello benks420! I use Dean Markley's Blue Steel (med 11-52) strings! I use blue steel strings on my bas too, if I can get somewhere those. Blue Steel guitar strings are available here in my hometown but no bass strings. I'M WONDERING, WHY!! Greetings from Finland!
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
15 Apr 07
I prefer elixir strings for my bass. If you can afford them, you should try their guitar strings. They have a coating on them which extends their life. The set on my bass have been on it for 7 years. The coating has worn off but they are still great.
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
I use D'Addario Extra-Light Phosphor Bronze strings for my acoustic guitar & Ernie Balls for my Electric.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
Ernie Ball's really a tough one, but expensive to!;) I know use ROTOSOUND strings, it's quite durable and very flexible. If you want to know more about it, try to look for their website. I won't post it here for the sake of the discussion!;)
@mamck688 (16)
• United States
7 Feb 07
yeah, ghs boomers rock. I also like d'adarrios (sp?)