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Gibson recomended strings for r8

kevmoe

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Does anyone use the recomened strings as per that little card that comes in the case, with all the other tags etc i think they recomend E 440s ? ONLY for proper intonation !!I was going thru the case compartment and noticed that lil card for the first time recomending those strings which i never heard of........tks
 

Todd Louis

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The tag is a recreation of the 50's tags. So.....

Yo to a Fellow NYC er!!!:salude
 

kevmoe

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Hey todd whats up brother..thanks for the info..by the way thats a killer DA lester ya posted pics of recently ..beautiful!! :jim .. Had the pleasure of meeting you and george a few times at the old music zoo.:salude .and thanks again for the info, I didnt realize it was meant to be just part of the case candy....:laugh2: :worm .. P.s has anyone heard from UK PHIL lately..
 

TM1

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Really, you don't want to put the D'Addario made Gibson Strings on your R-8. Gibson hasn't made their own strings in about 4-5 years. What is made for them by D'Addario is Junk!
Get some Pyramid's or something with a pure nickel wrap and a round core and you'll hear what the guitar should sound like.
 

Todd Louis

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Hey todd whats up brother..thanks for the info..by the way thats a killer DA lester ya posted pics of recently ..beautiful!! :jim .. Had the pleasure of meeting you and george a few times at the old music zoo.:salude .and thanks again for the info, I didnt realize it was meant to be just part of the case candy....:laugh2: :worm .. P.s has anyone heard from UK PHIL lately..
Thanks!! :salude :salude :salude
But DA? I took new pics of my 2 #1's thers therads on them now you meen them?
Hey man!! Yep Tommy is still putting them out I say THE Best Historic joint in the City!
I'm still here but the other guy no.
Hey I use EBalls for years and there fantastic!
E mail me some time and say hi...
 

Classic71

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Hey todd whats up brother..thanks for the info..by the way thats a killer DA lester ya posted pics of recently ..beautiful!! :jim .. Had the pleasure of meeting you and george a few times at the old music zoo.:salude .and thanks again for the info, I didnt realize it was meant to be just part of the case candy....:laugh2: :worm .. P.s has anyone heard from UK PHIL lately..

Don't mean to speak for either Todd but you may be thinking of Todd68 who has the R8 in Duane Allman Burst finish, and has also just acquired a Bloomfield RI. Todd Louis recently posted pics of his stunning #1A R9 Yamano Murphy in Sunrise Tea Burst IIRC (the photos in the park). Hope this helps!
 

kevmoe

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TKs classic 71 i belive ya right i mistook todd 68s guitar for my home boy todd louis ...Todd 68 that is a beautiful guitar ..and Todd Louis always sets the bar HIGH !!!!! so i quess that was an EZ miscue...tks again classic 71
 

Flying Fish

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Really, you don't want to put the D'Addario made Gibson Strings on your R-8. Gibson hasn't made their own strings in about 4-5 years. What is made for them by D'Addario is Junk!
Get some Pyramid's or something with a pure nickel wrap and a round core and you'll hear what the guitar should sound like.

Who's a good internet source for Pyrimids? :hmm
I'd like to try them.

I happen to like D'Addario strings a lot and have used them for years; I try different strings from time to time but always go back to D'Addarios. They feel and sound fine by me and can be bought anywhere. Junk? Who cares.

I will say that I have Snake Oils on a couple guitars at the moment and really like them; but don't plan to buy any.
 

mikev

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Who's a good internet source for Pyrimids? :hmm
I'd like to try them.

I happen to like D'Addario strings a lot and have used them for years; I try different strings from time to time but always go back to D'Addarios. They feel and sound fine by me and can be bought anywhere. Junk? Who cares.

I will say that I have Snake Oils on a couple guitars at the moment and really like them; but don't plan to buy any.

I really like the D'Addario pure nickel. Very nice strings and reasonably priced.
 

kevmoe

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Agreed i like the d,addario pure nickels..esp on my es guitars..tks
 

Steven

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Recommended ?
If you like Billy Gibbons try .007s.
If you like Jimmy Page try .008s.

If you prefer to like your own preferance, I recommend yourself.
 

Black58

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I like and have gotten LONG life/nice tone outta the VRs, both, before, and after the "change". .. I haven't the time nor cash to order/pay (and wait!) fer fuckin' boutique strings. :wah
 

Cliff Gress

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I started with VRs, using SOBs now, may have to try Pyramids, but wouldn't feel bad about going back to VRs. Don't think they get enough credit.
 
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