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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by silvad0ugh, Jul 17, 2002.
Wut's your favorite brand of stainless steel strings and why?
sound - good linear sound, very good brilliance that settles on a high level.
longevity, they stay bright for a long time and
quality - not one dead string in almost 10 years
no silk wrapping
the price: 15-20 Euro (in Germany)
you can get any gauge and scale, individual strings or custom sets. I play a regular Funk set (.035-.095)
I tried Ken Smith Rockmasters (light gauge) initially for the price. ($13-$14 a set) I have tried other stainless strings (Prisms and Blue Steels), and I prefer the Smith's. They have a very bright tone (not as bright as Prisms) and good fundemental. They are constructed well and don't go dead as quick as some other strings.
If I use roundwounds, I use Ken Smith Burners. They don't feel like stainless steel.
I have been using the DR's but have been having some issues with the price/ocassional dead string ratio. I just got another set with a dead string which is the third time in about 4 months.
I have had good luck and results with Ken Smith Rock Masters, D'Addario XL's and Erni Bass Super Slinky's in the past. I may have to go back to these brands.
Any other suggestions.
*coughs* rotosounds *coughs*
I use Fender Stainless -- because they're inexpensive.
I play Pyramid too
I have the makin me stainless steel set for my 7-string
It's .180 .140 .115 .85 .65 .45 .30
They rule !!