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    Daddario Pro Steels - Anyone use them?

    I've just fired a set on one of my guitars. Admittedly i bought on Amazon and obviously wasnt paying attention as I thought I was buying the usual nickel ones.

    It says they are the brightest strings they do and I think I can hear that in them.

    Ive read that they will wear your frets away faster - my guitar has SS frets so probably not that fast.

    Anyone use them/got any insight into this in case i decide I like them?

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    They should make some called Prostates.

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    I could use them to probe mine once they wear out I suppose

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    I could use them to probe mine once they wear out I suppose

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    I like the sound of Steel strings on certain guitars a lot. Used to use them quite a bit on beaters. You won't find a lot of people to talk to it about, I've tried 3-4 times over the years and there isn't that much interest.

    They do wear down frets though. As I'm sure everyone knows.

    DR makes better steel strings than D'addario. DR's Steel strings for bass are incredible. D'addario is overall a more sensible company to buy from, because DRs Nickels can be wildly inconsistent, but DR has them beat in the Steel market.

    DRs bass strings straight up destroy D'addarios. Rotosounds do awesome Stainless strings too. I love both those brands, but D'addarios are the only economical choice to buy here in the US, DRs and Rotos are close to twice as expensive, and D'addario has more flexible/sensible gauging in their sets.

    I would highly recommend looking into both companies, especially DR for bass.



    If you want to do Stainless on Guitar seriously, I would recommend into looking into flatwounds. Nickel flatwounds are too dull for guitar, but with the right pickup and guitar stainless flatwounds can sound awesome. DR also does awesome flats for guitar, but they aren't cheap.



    Fender makes excellent strings as well actually. I like quite a lot of their sets. They have flats for bass that are very close to the Roto Steve Harris signature set for a fraction of the cost, and their stainless flats for guitar are good as well, slightly more affordable than DRs.

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    Cheers. Having spent a bit of time with them now I think I like the sound better as they seem to be a bit crunchier (as they are described to be) but I'm not sure about the feel. They don't carry as much tension and feel rough and unfinished compared to nickel.

    Deffo going to check out steel strings for bass though as I can imagine them being miles better for the sound I like

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    Yep, the Pro-Steels are my go to on 6's. I've used nothing else for about a year or so.

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