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Online vaisteen2003

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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2007, 11:25:35 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? :-)

when i was using my guitar with rosewood fretboard, i spra a liberal amount of WD 40 to a cloth and then wipe it on the strings. NOw that im using my guitar with maple fretboard, i simply use those cloth that you can but from the street, i think they call it pranela or something and then wipe the strings individually.
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2007, 03:31:31 PM »
anyone use rotosound strings? my strat daw has these on right now and they feel pretty good.
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2007, 03:41:32 PM »
I use almost any brand that works for me.I use d`addarios,ernie ball,Yamaha,Dean markely,Ghs, and now I`m using Rotosound(England made),They`re quite nice at an affordable price and it even has an extra no.1 string.Next,I`ll experiment on using is Snarling Dogs.Vic says they`re good too.On classisal guitars,I use Savarez,Hannabach,Augustine Regals and Darco by Martin guitars. :-D
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2007, 03:57:48 PM »
jun castro recommended snarling dogs .10s when i had my guitar set up with him for the first time.  good feel, durable (if you're the type of person who doesn't change strings often), walang compromise sa sound.  cheap too.

been using snarling 10s for all my guitars ever since.

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« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2007, 04:53:37 PM »
yeah i actually heard about snarling dogs from mang jun. my friends tried them and said ok nga.

lester naka rotosounds ka pala? ok din noh? ganda nung nasa strat.
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« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2007, 05:35:29 PM »
yeah i actually heard about snarling dogs from mang jun. my friends tried them and said ok nga.

lester naka rotosounds ka pala? ok din noh? ganda nung nasa strat.

Mganda sya pare,mura na may extra no.1 pa.Handmade strings e,British made pa kaya ok din.
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2007, 05:42:30 PM »
I'm comfortable with 11s with a 58 bass (low E) to provide tight tension sa drop tunings and slaps.

You can't go wrong with Ernie Ball Strings. I switched from D'Addario to Ernie ball. They just last, sound good and solid, never tarnishes. The longest-lasting string I've ever tried is still in my guitar right now!
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« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2007, 05:59:42 PM »
dte d'addario din gamit ko kaso hndi tumatagal saken. kaya ngpalit ako ernie ball .0011-.056 gamit ko.
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2007, 06:28:32 PM »
panalo nga ung snarling dogs .10s....pina try ko sa barkada ko ngyn gusto nya magpasama sakin sa lazer para bumili....

nga pla...may iba pa bang dealer nun dito bukod sa lazer? mashadong malayo para sakin un e....
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« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2007, 06:39:13 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?
The most important thing is to make sure that your strings are dry before you store your guitar. I use WD40 to keep the strings smooth although it also protects them from rust. :-D
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2007, 07:33:21 PM »
oi vic! bat di mo nalang ako tinanongan! tss...

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« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2007, 07:54:33 PM »
oi vic! bat di mo nalang ako tinanongan! tss...

hahahaha

haha! olats ka kasi eh [pichapie] pa. hehehe!

snarling dogs gamit mo ngayon diba?
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2007, 08:04:28 PM »
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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« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2007, 08:33:48 PM »
haha! siguro practice ako mag bend sa bass ko para mag naka 13's ako sobrang dali na lang. hehe
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2007, 08:42:30 PM »

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im using daddario 9's.. tpos tinry ko ung EB 9's twice.. wala pang ilang linggo inabsorb na ung pawis ko at nangalawang.. ok sya kung lagi mong pupunasan. mas madulas ang EB kaysa daddario. kaso kalawang prob tlga.. ngaun balik daddario na ko..
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2007, 10:26:11 PM »
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2007, 10:35:35 PM »

tinry ko ung d'addario sa guitar ko... waahh lumulutang na ung bridge ko sa kakatono.. floyd rose kasi un eh.. ganun b tlga pag makapal na strings ang nilagay dun?

ung bnili ko na d'addario e 9-46.. 1st time ko kasi nag lagay ng medyo mtaba na string.. lagi extra slinky 8-38 ung gamit ko eh.. hehe

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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2007, 10:42:01 PM »

tinry ko ung d'addario sa guitar ko... waahh lumulutang na ung bridge ko sa kakatono.. floyd rose kasi un eh.. ganun b tlga pag makapal na strings ang nilagay dun?

ung bnili ko na d'addario e 9-46.. 1st time ko kasi nag lagay ng medyo mtaba na string.. lagi extra slinky 8-38 ung gamit ko eh.. hehe

ang alam ko hinde e...may friend ako na gumagamit din ng floyd rose tpos .10s pa ung strings nya, tinanong ko din un pero sabi nya wala naman daw problema...patignan mo kaya yan...
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2007, 10:46:55 PM »

tinry ko ung d'addario sa guitar ko... waahh lumulutang na ung bridge ko sa kakatono.. floyd rose kasi un eh.. ganun b tlga pag makapal na strings ang nilagay dun?

ung bnili ko na d'addario e 9-46.. 1st time ko kasi nag lagay ng medyo mtaba na string.. lagi extra slinky 8-38 ung gamit ko eh.. hehe

oo ganun tlga.. kc ung tension ng spring balanse sa tensio ng 8's. kaya nagiiba pag 9's.

at sa friend mo naman marzi, baka naman kc 10's na ang gamit ng friend mo ever since kaya hndi sya nagkkproblema..
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2007, 10:50:26 PM »
Ernie ball .009s. Consistent feel, doesn't eat through frets that fast, and with WD-40, can last for years without rust buildup.


tinry ko ung d'addario sa guitar ko... waahh lumulutang na ung bridge ko sa kakatono.. floyd rose kasi un eh.. ganun b tlga pag makapal na strings ang nilagay dun?

ung bnili ko na d'addario e 9-46.. 1st time ko kasi nag lagay ng medyo mtaba na string.. lagi extra slinky 8-38 ung gamit ko eh.. hehe

floyd + change of string gauge = hell

Pihitin mo ng 1/8 turn clockwise/pahigpit/pabaon ang spring anchor screws mo. Tono mo ulit gamit tuner. Pihit ulit. Retune. Hanggang maging parallel ulit sa katawan ng gitara yung knife edge ng trem. Expect to spend 30 minutes-1 hour doing this.

Wag mong pihitin ng isahang adjustment lang kasi (1) mahirap tantyahin (2) mahirap mag-retune (3) pwedeng mapatid ang strings mo.

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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2007, 10:51:29 PM »

tinry ko ung d'addario sa guitar ko... waahh lumulutang na ung bridge ko sa kakatono.. floyd rose kasi un eh.. ganun b tlga pag makapal na strings ang nilagay dun?

ung bnili ko na d'addario e 9-46.. 1st time ko kasi nag lagay ng medyo mtaba na string.. lagi extra slinky 8-38 ung gamit ko eh.. hehe

oo ganun tlga.. kc ung tension ng spring balanse sa tensio ng 8's. kaya nagiiba pag 9's.

at sa friend mo naman marzi, baka naman kc 10's na ang gamit ng friend mo ever since kaya hndi sya nagkkproblema..

cguro pagtagal masasanay na yan diba?

ung sa barkada ko? hinde... kaka-switch nya lang din from .9s to .10s...actually sabay pa nga kami...ung skin nga lang e fixed bridge...nung una oo after ko sya gamitin tpos itatago ko lng ng 4-5 hours, pagkuha ko sa kanya ung ibang strings mejo flat na tunog...pero ung iba ok naman...
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #46 on: January 23, 2007, 10:55:14 PM »
Baka naman hindi floating ang floyd nya. A floating floyd is *guaranteed* to need readjustment after a string gauge change, sometimes even a string brand change.

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« Reply #47 on: January 23, 2007, 11:02:22 PM »

so kailangan pa masanay ung mga springs ko sa 9-46... talagang literal na lumulutang na ung bridge ko eh. hehe. bukas i'll check kung mapapababa ko ung bridge..

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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #48 on: January 23, 2007, 11:06:10 PM »
Baka naman hindi floating ang floyd nya. A floating floyd is *guaranteed* to need readjustment after a string gauge change, sometimes even a string brand change.

hehehee....floating...pero ang hindi ko alam e kung readjusted na nya un dahil bumili ko sopdrinks after namin palitan strings nya...pero kung readjusted un, prang sobrang bilis naman yta...  :?
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Re: what kind of strings do you use and why?
« Reply #49 on: January 23, 2007, 11:08:56 PM »
Ganyan talaga yan. Lahat ng adjustment mo sa isang string makakaapekto sa ibang string. Kailangan mong itono galing low E string papuntang high E string. Pagbalik mo sa low E, wala na ulit sa tono. Repeat the process (low E to high E) hanggang nasa tono na ulit...tapos pihitin mo yung screw ng spring sa likod. Tapos tono ulit. Wag mong gagawin to pag pagod ka or bad trip  :-D

Hehe, good luck. Nung unang nangyari sa akin yan muntik ko nang ibenta ang gitara sa inis. And this was just after changing from GHS's to Ernie Balls, same gauges.
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