Long lasting light gauge bright roundwounds?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by J03YW, Dec 25, 2013.


  1. J03YW

    J03YW

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    .040-.100 set preferable, just need to be bright and last long. Thanks.
  2. J03YW

    J03YW

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    I'm thinking of buying a few packs of D'addarios.
  3. kimokeo

    kimokeo

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    DR High Beams
  4. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

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    Prosteels, brightest and longest lasting strings that I've tried.
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  6. J03YW

    J03YW

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    That's exactly what I'm looking at.
  7. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

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    One key thing to keeping strings bright IME is to wipe them down after each use- keeps the oils from your hands and/ or sweat from eating them (I have very acidic ph, probably my coffee addiction).
    I use DR high beams 40-100 on my 4 string fretted.
  8. jay loren

    jay loren Supporting Member

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    Sadowsky Strings SBS 40 Blue last quite long. Longer than Fender, D'addario or GHS.
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    DR HiBeams. May not be as bright as other steels, but they last a lot longer and hold the brightness they do have. And if you've never used a round core string, you're in for a treat. Keep in mind they are lower tension than other strings, so you may actually want to get a standard 45-105 set.

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