Im not sure if this has been posted before. I did a search on the forums and I couldnt find this specific subject.
What strings do you use? What strings do you consider the best and why?
For me so far, it has to be Either Dean Markley Blue Steal or DR Tite-Fit.
As for the Blue Steal's for me, they are super reactive to active pup's.
That is super great for an extended sustain that fades evenly into harmonic feed back.
Pros: Long sustain and even feedback control.
Cons: Initial brilliance of a fresh set usually dies after the 5th tuning.
The DR Tite-Fit strings retain their brilliance and intonation far longer than any other set of strings I have ever played. Im not jumping on the hand wound bandwagon, but the proof for me, is always in how long the freshly strung tone remains.
Pros: Long lasting freshly strung tone for many tunings.
Cons: Thickness of the strings are affected by the hand winding which reduces the fatter tones of the bass strings.
I prefer D'Addarios. But I recently have been trying out new strings to see how I like them. Most of the time I go back to the D'Addario's though