Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Dustin_m, Apr 13, 2005.
i need to change the strings on my acoustic. what do you guys recommend?
elixer's are nice, but way too much money. i like dean markley's
$12.95 is too much for the Elixirs? I dotn really watn the highest brand stuff right now because i am still learning, but if they are better, then i will spend the cash.
I'm a big fan of D Addario strings.
nanoweb elixirs light or custom light depending on what you play.
bang e-balls for anything, get d'addario's
I use e-balls on my electric, but I like the sound of the D'Addario's for accustic.
on my electric, dean markley blue steels.
on my acoustic, regular old dean markley
Markleys for Acoustic.
thanks guys. gonna go pick some up right now i think. Ill probably get the Markleys, they look like the most poular ones. How long does it usually take to restring the guitar? just wondering so i know if i can start on it tonight while drinking. it doesn't seem that hard.
i like the hybrid sizes... but i don't like the tone. i play 10-46's in normal tune, and 11-52's in down tune state on my les paul
on my strat, its 9-42
so is there a trick to making sure i get them about 3-4 wraps? like is there a certain amount of slack i should have in the string before i start winding it?
yea i got it done. it wasnt really that har, but the wraps on the first couple strings look like ass. i dont really car this time cause they will get changed again anyways. now i think i got a feel for the right amount of slack.
one thing is for sure, that guitar sounds totally different. it is so much clearer with those new strings. it came with some Fender strings on there, and i guess they suck because these new ones sound really clear. BTW i picked up a pack of the Dean Markley Medium Lights, and a pack of the D'Addario Extra Lights. I put the extra lights on last night, and so far i like em.
thanks guys for all the help
I always liked the martin sp+ as an alternative to elixers. Elixer's have dull sound to them. I also like the sp lights, they're nice and bright. And cheap, so I can replace them often, without breaking the bank.
if you play a lot, you'll find yourself changing strings once a week.
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D'Addario, those are good strings. I have the metal strings and plastic strings...
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