Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Finn, Nov 20, 2001.

  1. Finn


    Nov 20, 2001
    I think that D'Addario-strings are low prize low quality:mad:

    I have 2 couples and they stink.
  2. Funkster

    Funkster Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    What happened did they break or go dead? Fill me in!
    I use D'Addario XL160's on my Ric and I have never had a bad set.
  3. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    My Slowounds have an aura of quality surrounding them. :D Very balanced and rich sound, and they feel nice too. I liked the XL's too, maybe too "chorusy" for a direct signal, but they had a very warm purring kind of tone when played through my amp and with the right touch, especially after being "broken in" (figure after about 3-4 weeks use). But I like the the Slowounds even better.

    And if you visit stores in my city, D'Addario strings are NOT cheap! The XL's (being the cheapest) are around $32-$33 in most stores, for a 4-string set. Needless to say, I buy mine online for half the price. :)

    I wasn't too happy with the B of a 5-string XL set I put on my Yammy though - didn't ring as true as the other strings in the same set (and no, I wouldn't blame the bass).
  4. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Saint Louis, MO USA
    I slapped a set of XL nickels on the G&L not too long ago and I am mostly happy with them. They have a nice meaty tone and play comfortably. I have never had bad luck with D'Addarios. Of course, I got turned off by DRs and most people here really like them, so what do I know?

  5. progplayer


    Nov 7, 2001
    They break. If you play real hard. Back in my heavy metal days I use to break d'addario strings at the bridge. No idea why but they snapped twice at a gig. embarassing and lucky I didn't use that string much.....

  6. Same here. I had the same set and the B string sounded straight nasty. An open B wouldn't sustain very well like the others.