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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by funkastorious, Apr 24, 2001.
What Strings are you fretted 55-94 players using?
I prefer stainless steel strings with a guage of 130-105-85-65-45.
The Lakland set only comes with a 128. They sound OK, but I prefer at least a 130 B in order to get a tight punchy B with good definition.
Been using DR stainless steels with my preferred guage, and they sound good. Also used Ken Smith medium guage (forget which one), Ernie Ball super Slinky, and GHS Super Steels. All sounded good.
I've not found anything I like better than the Lakland stainless sets. You can't beat the price at $22 a set, either.
Any clue who is the OEM for the Lakland strings?
GHS, I believe. But supposedly, they're not stock GHS strings and are made to Lakland's specs. I've never seen any other GHS's that have the taperwound B, and the extra-long length for stringing through the body in conjunction with the 35" scale. I've admittedly not been too thrilled with the GHS strings I've used in the past on other instruments, but I like these just fine.
I've been using Lakland Nickel rounds.
I order my stainless steel strings (medium guage)directly from Lakland. I actually prefer Rotosounds, but I use Lakland's strings because they are long enough to string thru.