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scooter

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Des Howl,
Try the Gibson Vintage Reissue strings. Sound great, less filling. Seriously, they're nice for that "broken in but not dead" tone!

I have used the Gibson Brites Wires for about 10 years now, and have never had a problem with them. I find they last longer than some others - not trying sound like a commercial, but even in my "every guitar has to have a Floyd" days, they were much better at staying in tune and not breaking...
 

Dave Paetow

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I like Gibson Vintage RI 11-50 or 10-46 on Gibsons, and GHS Nickel Rocker 10-46 on my Strats. I like the GHS burnished nickel strings, but they are hard to find around here.
 

1959burst

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WOO HOO!

davepaf said:
11-50???
How many necks have you broken, you madman!:lolspin
remember that the vintage guitars i play came with ungodly thick strings new! 11 to 50 is light gauge considering what it came with. thin strings are a product of the late 60's early 70's............REMEMBER THE BIGGER THE STRING THE BIGGER THE TONE!
 
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Snags

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What an eye-opening thread!

I didn't realize that you could put new wires on a guitar... In the nine years I have owned mine, all of the wires have broke except the fat one on top and the one right next to it. It's okay, though, because Limp Bizkit rules! I can still play all of their songs!


heeheehee
 

jono

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Roadrunner

I'm starting to think like you on this. I read a piece by Ry Cooder a while back that said he never changed strings if he could help it. Probably due to playing lots of slide. I've left this set on for prob 60 hours + and I'm really starting to like the sound of them. Bet I'll break one tomorrow!
 

Davepaf

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Greg, Joe P, I know a lot of guys like heavy strings, Im just a wussie.:lolspin
 

1959burst

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oh no you're not!

DAVEPAF!......grab another guitar and string it with heavier strings then practice your most difficult solo's........once you can do it fluidly,switch to the "wussie" strings.........you'll fly!......i have my 58 strung with 12 to 56 for this purpose!
 
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Davepaf

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I do that with my Kramer Ferrington acoustic. Its got 13s on it.;)
Thats the only guitar I have that has heavy strings. Anything less sounds like rubber bands on it.
 

60burst

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Davepaf

I had a Kramer Ferrington for a while. It was a fun guitar. It was not like anything I had ever had. I enjoyed it while I had it....:60burst
 

Davepaf

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Yeah, its a fun little ax. Its a strat shaped sunburst one. I like the look of the tele style ones better, but they didnt have any when I bought this one. I walked into the store and it kinda jumped out at me. I bought it brand new for $400. You can find them now for $200 or less now. I like the fact it has 22 frets so you can practice solos on it and then pick up a Les Paul and wail!:dude
 
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