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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Finn, Nov 20, 2001.
I think that D'Addario-strings are low prize low quality
I have 2 couples and they stink.
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.
My Slowounds have an aura of quality surrounding them. 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).
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?
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.....
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.