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Offline vic_6

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what kind of strings do you use and why?
« on: January 22, 2007, 08:27:48 PM »
since i'm kind of learning guitar now or rather, learning more about guitar, i was wondering, what kind of strings you guys use and why?

brand, guage, comment on the sound and feel and what kind of music you play. :)

parang string review thread in a way. gusto ko lang matutunan mga ins and outs of guitar strings.


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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2007, 10:16:44 PM »
Gamit ko dati D'Addario XL strings .10 ung gauge, really light kaso sobra siyang kinakain ng pawis ko  :x hehe! Mutant ata tong pawis ko e! Sa ngayon, gamit ko GHS Boomers, gauge .10 din.  Mas tumatagal at matapang ang tunog for me.   :evil: 

Paminsan minsan naman pag gipit sa budget, Alice strings!! Sa 80 pesos solb na! Hehehe!! Sana'y makatulong ito sa iyong pagpipili ng istring pareng vic!

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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2007, 10:24:09 PM »
Do Alice strings last? My former bandmate got a new set for a gig and the number 1 string broke while he was tuning. ^^;
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2007, 10:27:53 PM »
Do Alice strings last? My former bandmate got a new set for a gig and the number 1 string broke while he was tuning. ^^;

Yikes!  Yep, nde pangmatagalan ang Alice strings talaga, pero may mga tumatagal din.  Mas madami nga lang ung experiences kong nababali siya agad, siguro mga after 5 days, nakain na siya ng pawis ko  :|  then again, pawis ko yun,  can't say para sa iba.  :?

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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2007, 10:34:59 PM »
Do Alice strings last? My former bandmate got a new set for a gig and the number 1 string broke while he was tuning. ^^;

Yikes!  Yep, nde pangmatagalan ang Alice strings talaga, pero may mga tumatagal din.  Mas madami nga lang ung experiences kong nababali siya agad, siguro mga after 5 days, nakain na siya ng pawis ko  :|  then again, pawis ko yun,  can't say para sa iba.  :?

:lol: Pasmado rin ako pero nilalagyan ko ng WD40 pagkatapos kong gamitin. :-D
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2007, 10:42:03 PM »
mag t3months na alice strings ko :-D

depende sa maintainance mo...
ako kada gamit ko, pinupunasan ko ng cloth with onting oil(mantika)

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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2007, 10:47:46 PM »
:lol: Pasmado rin ako pero nilalagyan ko ng WD40 pagkatapos kong gamitin. :-D

Ayoss a!  Effective naman ung WD40 as "String Life Extender", Tasty ?   :-D

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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2007, 10:49:53 PM »
Yep tumatagal naman. Dati kasi nung hindi pa ako gumagamit nun, ilang araw lang din kalawang na kahit mahal na strings. ^^;
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2007, 10:51:59 PM »
Mariposa syempre.. made in Pinas. hehehe.


I've been using Light Top/Heavy Bottom strings eversince. Gauges: 10-13-17-32-42-52 (minsan 9's din) Why? Mas heavy kasi sakin ang tunog nya when it comes to riffs.. kasi makapal yung strings na  E A D.  then sa solo.. very comfortable sa G B E strings. I usually go for DR and D'Addario strings.



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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2007, 10:55:39 PM »
I use D'Addario EXP15 on my Oscar Schmidt (acoustic). Mahal, pero I must say, matagal. :-)
A little less than a year na rin 'tong strings ko, and it's only lately that it has darkened a bit. But then again, it's only used for an average of 1-2 hours per day, in an air-con room... then occassional gigs lang.

Sa Fernando acoustic ko naman... reserve guitar ko lang naman kasi sa Bicol kapag umuuwi, so Mariposa lang siya. Ang daling i-bend nito!!! :-D

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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2007, 10:57:50 PM »
snarling dogs .10....first time ko lang gumamit ng .10s at nahihirapan pa ko mag bend...pero ok naman sya...1 month ko ng ginagamit pero hindi pa bumibigay...i use flannel cloth before and after ko mag practice...may petroleum jelly din sa bahay pero tinigil ko muna cuz i feel funny everytime i put it on the strings  :-D

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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2007, 10:58:52 PM »
ernie ball gamit ko.. ung extra slinky...

pawisin din ako eh. minsan nga wala pang 1 month kalawang na ung mga strings.. hindi na epektib ung fast fret n panlinis ng gitara ko. mas epektib ba WD40? o balik ulit ako sa lemon oil?

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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2007, 11:40:23 PM »
Snarling Dogs .10 to .46.. Mura compared to the other important brands...

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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2007, 11:57:14 PM »
Friends, ok yung D'Addario XL. Ive tried slinkys pero light masyado for my playing.

Are you guys sure WD40 ok? Im using MC. Yung parang paste na pang linis ng furniture. Pinapahid ko sa axe at fret. Kasama na tuloy yung strings.

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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2007, 12:36:43 AM »
ghs zakk wylde boomers. light top/heavy bottom.. ang lutong ng crunch tska sustain pagdating sa riffs.. tapos almost effortless pagdating sa solos. ito lang ung strings na tumatagal sakin.. but then again, every 3-4 months ako nagpapalit para mapreserve ung ganda ng tunog kasi constant ung gigs namin.

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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2007, 12:39:34 AM »
What: Snarling Dogs mixed light... .009 set G B E, .010 set on A D, .011 set on E

Why: they are relatively inexpensive and they do the job well  :-D
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2007, 01:44:41 AM »
D'addario 10-52 light top heavy bottom. gusto ko yung feel nung 52's sa low E string. tight pag nag-chugga chugga riffs. tapos madali rin mag-pings.
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2007, 04:09:31 AM »
DÁddario: 13s - for my strat to get a fat sound, sometimes I use 11's too.
John Pearse and Dean Markley Alchemy: 10-46 or 10-52 - they last long and sound good.
DÁddario 10-52 - they are my general use strings. I found 9's too light and these fit my fingers well.
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2007, 09:28:07 AM »
DÁddario: 13s - for my strat to get a fat sound, sometimes I use 11's too.
John Pearse and Dean Markley Alchemy: 10-46 or 10-52 - they last long and sound good.
DÁddario 10-52 - they are my general use strings. I found 9's too light and these fit my fingers well.

wow 13's! I'd like to try that soon. But for now its EB Power Slinky for me, .11's on both my tele and strat. I really like the focused sound on bigger strings. It's eating up my frets and fingers but they sound the best for me  :mrgreen:
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2007, 09:44:01 AM »
Have been using Ernie Ball Regular Slinky (10-46). Used to have Super Slinky (9-42). But Ernie Balls are so expensive here compared to D'Addario. I have a XL 9-42 on my Floyd(ed) Strat, does the job.

Will check out the Snarling Dogs because of its price. 

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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2007, 09:45:05 AM »
DÁddario: 13s - for my strat to get a fat sound, sometimes I use 11's too.
John Pearse and Dean Markley Alchemy: 10-46 or 10-52 - they last long and sound good.
DÁddario 10-52 - they are my general use strings. I found 9's too light and these fit my fingers well.

woah! 13's?!?! may ganun pala? so that does fatten up the sound of a strat? how about bending though?


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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2007, 09:48:09 AM »
DÁddario: 13s - for my strat to get a fat sound, sometimes I use 11's too.
John Pearse and Dean Markley Alchemy: 10-46 or 10-52 - they last long and sound good.
DÁddario 10-52 - they are my general use strings. I found 9's too light and these fit my fingers well.

woah! 13's?!?! may ganun pala? so that does fatten up the sound of a strat? how about bending though?


salamat sa mga replies. very helpful :)

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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2007, 09:56:54 AM »
D'Addario 9s on my tele, Ernie Ball 10s on my strat, and a set of Snarling Dogs for backup. For maintenance, glass cleaner does the job well.

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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2007, 10:46:53 AM »
Ive been using EB 9-42 super slinky. Sobrang tumatagal sya and for a lazy person like me, i like my strings soft and effortless for bends thus i prefer such. Currently, i am using PRS strings, same guage but it does not perform as good as the EB. Reason why i bought this strings is becuase its cheaper than EB. But the next time i restring, id buy EB again. With proper care, it can last for more than 6 mos.
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2007, 11:15:32 AM »
Ive been using EB 9-42 super slinky. Sobrang tumatagal sya and for a lazy person like me, i like my strings soft and effortless for bends thus i prefer such. Currently, i am using PRS strings, same guage but it does not perform as good as the EB. Reason why i bought this strings is becuase its cheaper than EB. But the next time i restring, id buy EB again. With proper care, it can last for more than 6 mos.

Yes with proper care. Clean up with cloth and such or you use something more? :-)
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