Opinion on string brand


compart1
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Hey Peeps..
What is your favorite brand of string... and why..?
Gordon..
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JeffS65
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D'Addario XL's. .09's or .10's (you don't put .09's on a hollow body...just wouldn't sound right). Been playing them since '83. Why? Well, to me, they are brighter and more vibrant than anything else I've played....and they just 'feel' better....
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Razbo
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I use the same brand (D'Addario XL); .09's or 9.5's dependng on the scale. I find the .095's have a little more feel on 24 1/4" scales guitars.
...so ever since then, I always hang on to the buckle.
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hunter1801
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Add 1 more to the D'Addario XL count. I use 10's. Haven't really played a lot of different brands, but I know I like them better than the Ernie Balls I used to use. Seem to last longer.
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compart1
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I guess I'm in good company.
I use D'Addario XL on my Tele.. D'Addario medium on the acoustic..
I watched reviews on Elixix strings and they talked a good story.. I think they are a bit pricey so it will be awhile before I try them, if at all.
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Slipin Lizard
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Man, I thought about replying to this post back when there were no responses, but didn't bother because I just thought "well, I use D'Addario XL 10.s, but can't think of any special reason why... just have since I don't know when..." I wonder who buys all the other brands??

PS. I did buy some fancy smanchy new strings for my acoustic (not D'Addario, I don't remember the brand) a while back, and wasn't particularly impressed... they sounded dull pretty much right out the gate, so I don't know if some of the hype about what kind of acid bath the strings are dipped in or the vein of copper or whatever is really all that legit.
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drf46
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Recently purchased a used guitar strung with Dunlop 10-46. They sound great.
Doug
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Sgt Tee
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D'Addario XL 10.s had all the rest now its nothing but the best
For What It's Worth
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hunter1801
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Oh ya and my classical/flamenco guitar uses D'Addario as well.
Pro Arte, EJ45 Normal Tension strings.
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