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    Join Date: Feb 2013
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    What strings do you use on your six?

    I'm a beginner, so I've only restrung my guitar twice now in the six months or so I've had it. I haven't had time to practice much til recently either. When I did begin increasing my practice time I went ahead and put a new set of Slinky Hybrids on (about 2 months ago) and they seemed to do pretty well until yesterday when I noticed my notes were sounding unusually flat/dead. I know two months sounds good, but keep in mind I'm a beginner just doing chord shapes, scales, changes and shit for the most part. Anyway, I bought a bunch of crap from Musician's Friend I needed, so I went ahead and got a three pack of GHS Boomers to try. I put those on last night and just wonder how well they will perform compared to the Slinkeys. I'm actually doing some rhythm and playing (well..think I am anyway lol) some tunes, so I think the recommended life is like a few weeks max before they crap out. This is on a PRS Soapbar2, and when I put the Slinkeys on I went for the Hybrids to get that heavier tone on the low E. However, the Boomers are 9-42s and actually sound chunkier to me. I dunno. I do know the PRS I have came with 9-42s originally. I wonder if that has something to do with it, and the fact is a dual P-90 pickup setup?

    Anyway, what do you guys use, and what is your reasoning/experience/thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris
    10-46 Elixirs.

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    10-52 D'addarios. But i tune down to drop C. Probably too slinky for a lot of people. It does make it harder to pick fast, but you can be a bit more expressive with the vibrato.

    Anyway it's D'addarios all the way for me, no matter what gauge.
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    D'addario EXL-110 on 6'ers. I'd probably recommend the EXL-110+ like Greg said, since it's a slightly shorter scale


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    As a life long D'addario user I highly recommend them as long as you get a long with their string tensions. I routinely leave a set on for months at a time and while they don't sound amazing the entire time, nor should they be expected to, they sound fine for a non-gigging bedroom guitarist. I have switched to using GHS Boomers recently since I like how much more balanced their 14-70 set is compared to D'addario's 14-68 set. I think they work pretty damn good as a compromise between cost, feel, and sound. I can't recommend you a specific set cause I use really thick strings and really high tensions.
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    10-52 in E, 10-52 on the strat in D (11-54 was too much somehow), 12-60 in C.
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