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Looking for some new strings for my Corvette

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by StealingYerMail, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. StealingYerMail


    Nov 6, 2007
    It's currently strung with 40-100 DR Hi-Beams. I like them, but they're a little too low tension for my tastes.

    Before the Hi-Beams, I had it strung with Lo-Riders. I didn't care for them.

    Before that, I had the out of the box Black Labels. However, the Vette was a floor model and was sitting in Guitar Center for over a year before I bought it, so the strings were relatively dead when I bought it. They didn't sound that bad, but I swapped them out after a week or two. But my GC doesn't carry Black Labels anyway.

    So what do you guys think? I'm looking for any strings that aren't as low tension as Hi-Beams, yet are still relatively punchy. Nickel or steel doesn't matter. I'm looking for some extra punch on the E string... my Vette's mids are punchy with pretty much any strings.

    I'm thinking DR Sun Beams but I don't know.

    Does anyone have any recommendations?
  2. Could always try a heavier gauge of Hi-Beams. Medium is already fairly low tension, so I cannot imagine playing with light gauge.
  3. Nick Kay

    Nick Kay

    Jul 26, 2007
    Toronto, Ontario
    +1. If otherwise the strings are working for you, I don't see what the problem is. Go up a gauge.

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