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Music => Musicians' Section => Topic started by: pomser on September 11, 2007, 03:10:24 pm

Title: Quality Strings?
Post by: pomser on September 11, 2007, 03:10:24 pm
Well, the story starts with yesterday!

I bought new strings at 4 - sound (pretty known store in sthlm)

At the evening when i came home i wanted to put on the new strings on my guitarr, and bang.... both E and B string got destroyed before i even could take one freaking tone, i didnt push them hard at all.

What i mean is, isnt elixir strings suposed to be make of _GOOD_ quality? 15£ To hell

and the worst part of this horrible story is that i throwed the reciept so I'm kinda screwd. Bought new today dho from the same store... going to try them out tonight!

Salut, PÖMSERT!
Title: Re: Quality Strings?
Post by: Jack Lupino on September 11, 2007, 04:08:33 pm
I have used Elixir strings for about 3 years now. Never had problems with them..

Do you have a flying bridge, such as a tremolo, floyd rose bridge?

When you start releasing the tension on the bridge due to the other strings, the bridge comes down, if you forget to downtune the others then the tension on those strings will become so great that they snap.

If you have a locking nut, beware to unbolt the nut before tuning your strings. They will also snap. :)

And, next time. Keep the reciept, and take the broken strings with you to the store.

You can always buy Ernie Ball Slinkies, they can stretch really far without breaking. However, they will not last as long as Elixir's Anti-Rust strings.
Title: Re: Quality Strings?
Post by: Niccho on September 11, 2007, 11:43:13 pm
Yeah i just changed to Elixirs and im completely satisfied. If youre not willing to pay that few euros for better strings then go for DR.
Title: Re: Quality Strings?
Post by: Jack Lupino on September 11, 2007, 11:45:23 pm
I currently use Ernie balls on my gibson and ernie balls for my floyd rose guitar, the Maverick
Title: Re: Quality Strings?
Post by: harvey danger on September 12, 2007, 06:05:21 am
Mmmmm Ernie Balls. I love those things. The best part is that they even have them available in gauges for detuning.  ;D
Title: Re: Quality Strings?
Post by: Smogelore on September 12, 2007, 05:32:01 pm
i need new stings for my bass.. thick ones.. at least .120

any suggestions?
Title: Re: Quality Strings?
Post by: Lexx on September 13, 2007, 08:10:51 pm
I only use string as a last resort, my shoe laces usually do me well enough.

I'm thinking of having flying-v buckles installed though.
Title: Re: Quality Strings?
Post by: Niccho on September 13, 2007, 08:44:01 pm
I only use string as a last resort, my shoe laces usually do me well enough.

I'm thinking of having flying-v buckles installed though.

Do you usually use flat or round laces. For five years i played with those round laces but i just noticed that flat one sound alot better!
Title: Re: Quality Strings?
Post by: Jack Lupino on September 13, 2007, 10:25:13 pm
Do they now?