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Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by Narg n Lamb, Apr 11, 2006.
Does anyone know of some real good strings? I usually play at drop D and sometimes C.
If you're playing in lower tunings, you're probably going to want to use thicker strings (gauge 10s or 11s would probably suit you well). I use D'Addario 9s, but I play in standard tuning.
Yup. D'Addario 10's would be perfect. I use 9's and I play in Eb. Perfect tension for me.
I like the feeling of really tight strings, I use 11's(seven string, so 11-56 I think...)
I use 11s at D or drop C and it works wonderfully
Ernie ball, motherfucker!
Oh, I bet you do
D'Addario regular light gauge(.010 to .046). The thicker your strings are the more stress on your fingers and hand. If you want to skim the neck faster and more clean don't get some big stupid strings just because you want to drop tune, regulars sound fine in lower tuning.
D' Addario sound better at first and break in faster than other strings imo so if you have to practive with people you will not get completly fucked over. Bigger strings sound the worse when they're not streched or broken in.
i like mr. ernie ball alot my man
pick them up for cheap
I use GHS Boomers, i play in the same tunings and they sound great imo
I have never broken a set of Ernie Ball at any gauge or tuning
can you link me to the Ernie ball strings you use?
so which slinky version should I get?
EDIT: wow, didnt even take into acount of the power slinky picture, anyways thanks
so should I get the 11 guage?
Depends on what you play
Since I have a grungy tone turned metal, 11's work for me at D or drop C or even drop D or standard...
There are many sets on the link I sent you. You simply have to choose what you want.
What tuning do you normally play in and what do you want your sound to be?
(describe it please, as if you name a band I may not know who the fuck you are talking about)
I usually play in Drop D/D and sometimes C
I make up lots of stuff on Drop D, so I'm aiming for something around there...
Maybe ten or possibly 11s
Just try some and see if you like them, then switch of you don't
I went from D'addario to Ernie Ball because D'addario 11's were sold out, got some power slinky's, and that's all I play on now
Just shop around and experiment