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Long lasting light gauge bright roundwounds?

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

  1. J03YW


    Nov 23, 2012
    .040-.100 set preferable, just need to be bright and last long. Thanks.
  2. J03YW


    Nov 23, 2012
    I'm thinking of buying a few packs of D'addarios.
  3. kimokeo


    Jul 7, 2009
    DR High Beams
  4. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Prosteels, brightest and longest lasting strings that I've tried.
  5. J03YW


    Nov 23, 2012
    That's exactly what I'm looking at.
  6. D.A.R.K.

    D.A.R.K. Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2003
    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.
  7. jay loren

    jay loren Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2011
    Sadowsky Strings SBS 40 Blue last quite long. Longer than Fender, D'addario or GHS.
  8. mmbongo

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

    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.