Ernie Ball or D'Addario Guitar String?


ricaurtegoti
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09/03/2014 1:59 pm
Hi folks,

As a beginner guitar player mostly focus on rhythm I want to know recommendations between Ernie Ball or D'Addario to use from the experience from people in this forum.

Thanks in advance for your help folks!!!
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john of MT
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09/03/2014 3:13 pm
Ouch! Even a quick comparison is gonna be difficult. A review of those two manufacturer's websites shows Ernie Ball markets 15 different electric string sets and D'Addario a whopping 72 sets! Or is it acoustic strings you're interested in?

Ernie Ball's site features a "Tone Universe" which might help someone weed through their offerings; http://www.ernieball.com/tone-universe
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ricaurtegoti
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09/03/2014 3:22 pm
I just gor for the Ernie Balls 10-42 route. As a beginner for what I read this gauge and branch are very good. In the future maybe I will try D'Addario or EB 11-48.
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09/03/2014 5:01 pm
That is a near impossible task, with out any "right" answer, you'll have to try out, listen and feel the strings for yourself. Personally I use D'Addario XL ProSteel Super Light 9-42 on a 1993 Strat plus, works for me. But you will need to test different strings based on the guitar, the tone you wish to achieve, and your style, I don't think there is a right answer.
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09/05/2014 3:27 pm
I like D'Addario EXL 110 (10-46) on 24-3/4" guitars (LP) and EB Hybrid Slinky (9-46) on 25-1/2" (Tele/Peavey)
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09/05/2014 4:40 pm
keep trying different brands until you find the one you like, for me i only use Rotasound 10-46 but other ppl may not like the feel of these. Personally i don't like Ernie Ball strings and have found them more prone to snapping, other ppl i know will only use Ernie Ball so it reall does pay off to try a lot of different makes until you find the one you really like.
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