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Looking for new strings to try out

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Kombo, Mar 4, 2016.


  1. Kombo

    Kombo

    Feb 29, 2016
    Akron, OH
    I've decided to stray from buying random strings from GC and I'm going to try out a bunch of new strings. I'd like some suggestions on what to try out.

    All of these strings are stainless steel round wounds, .45 - .105 gauge.

    Rotosounds
    Blue Steels
    DR
    D'Addario
    Dunlop Super Brights
    Ernie Ball


    Thanks guys! Kombo
     
  2. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Try Labella steels. Similar to rotos but less initial zing and they settle nicely to a really beefy tone.
     
  3. Kombo

    Kombo

    Feb 29, 2016
    Akron, OH
    Can do.
     
  4. The ones on your list are ones I('ve) roll(ed) with. For string longevity, I'd rate the Rotos the worst. If you do like the Rotos, try the Marcus Miller Dunlop Super Brights for better longevity.
     
  5. Kombo

    Kombo

    Feb 29, 2016
    Akron, OH
    Okay! Noted!
     
  6. JustForSport

    JustForSport

    Nov 17, 2011
    Dean Markley Helix S/S are good strings
    as well as Fodera S/S,
    and if you like stiffer strings, there's Dr LowRiders,
    and DR High Beams S/S besides.
     
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  7. tfer

    tfer

    Jan 1, 2014
    I've used all except the Ernie Ball strings. For 4 string, I settled on Rotosounds RS66s and Blue Steels. The DM Blue Steels stay sharp longer, but tonally, I found them very similar.
     
  8. Are there tonal goals you are looking for, or are you just wanting to try strings?
     
  9. T_Bone_TL

    T_Bone_TL

    Jan 10, 2013
    NW Mass/SW VT
    Well, my suggestion would be to try something totally different, as opposed to 6 different brands of the same type of string that's probably the same type of string you use now in a 7th brand, but I am the evangelist at the airport for the religion of nylon tapewounds. ETB92's will fit right on with no nut-filing.
     
  10. Nev375

    Nev375

    Nov 2, 2010
    Missouri
    Whatever you do, DON'T buy Elixirs because you obviously enjoy changing your strings often.
     
  11. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Try Dunlop SuperBrights first. That way you can just stop there and save your money, as you won't find a better string! :) :smug::woot::laugh::D
     
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  12. I like the DM Blue Steels. They last a long time too.
     

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