So I've been playing for about 3 months and just got a fresh pair of strings. Ernie Ball Super Slinky. My dad went with me and he's a guitarist. He kind of pushed me towards buying those strings thinking that he knows everything. Later that day he helped me string it, he thinks he knows everything and told me to cut off the ends of the strings or I will be tightening forever. Then came the tuning, I obviously can tune but my dad really wants to be involved so he helped yet again. We used an electronic tuner, everything is in tune but the strings are very loose and I can pull them together very easy, it also buzzes and clanks a lot. Should I not cut off the ends next time? Are Ernie Ball strings just ******? How tight should the strings be with the standard 45-100 gauge? String recommendations? Might I add that my old strings were about 3 years old and mostly untouched until I started playing 3 months ago. Thanks!