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    Quote Originally Posted by playstopause View Post
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    EB strings :
    I'm not anal about strings but I bought a set of EBs for the first time in years, tuned them up fine, came back the next day and high E snapped inside the tuner. Luckily I had enough to stretch it out and reuse, tuned up fine. Hour of playing, came back again the next day and it was way outta tune. So when I tuned it up the ball end undid itself. Broke on both ends in two sessions. I'm sure it was just defective but not the best reintroduction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    ...like most heavy gauges a fucking waste of time due to being totally unbalanced and with an a string that's massively out of sync with the rest.
    It will forever boggle my mind how anybody can use certain sets. I've ranted about 10-52's for the longest time, and I still don't get how people use them, for drop tunings especially.

    Why, for the love of god why, has nobody released a suitable drop-tuned set? Drop tunings require one (JUST ONE) string being dropped. Not three. If I want to go from Eb standard to drop C#, I don't all of a sudden want the Ab and Db strings to be beefed up! They're not changing fucking pitch!

    This is why I will just spend the extra couple of £££ and buy a single .052 for the bottom string. I've got a bin full of .046 singles from where I throw them out of the 10-46 pack and replace it with the 52

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    I'm not anal about strings but I bought a set of EBs for the first time in years, tuned them up fine, came back the next day and high E snapped inside the tuner. Luckily I had enough to stretch it out and reuse, tuned up fine. Hour of playing, came back again the next day and it was way outta tune. So when I tuned it up the ball end undid itself. Broke on both ends in two sessions. I'm sure it was just defective but not the best reintroduction.
    I also just tried my first set in about 12 years or more. They've been on for about 3 weeks. The plain strings had black marks all over them right out of the packet, and whilst I don't have any tuning issues they do feel quite a bit boomier and less glassy than D'addarios.

    I also read (on some way-back EB vs D'addario thread on some god-awful forum I found on a Google search) that the consensus was that EB's feel a little "easier to play". Well, I can tell you that's bullshit. In fact, my Floyd Rose can tell you that's bullshit, since I had to adjust it for higher tension, even though I was using the exact same gauges I always do. And where playing is concerned I also felt it - they are markedly less "slinky" than D'addario.
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    I'd have been tempted to switch from daddario for a trial period if any of the gauges made sense but they dont, I do use eb on my 8 string but that is only because the set works on it because its multi scale<img src="https://www.metalguitarist.org/forum/images/smilies/laugh.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Laugh" class="inlineimg" /> so its probably horrid on a normal guitar

    They do wear out noticeably quicker than daddario imo

    Following Matt's point, if I ever find myself at naam the first thing I'm doing is heading to EB and daddario and asking them to explain the logic behind string sets that usually contain 1 or 2 strings totally out of whack with the rest. Sadly my theory is to drive up individual string sales and make people buy 2 packs and combine them etc.....like I do.

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    ^ I've had conversations with various reps over the years, and they don't get it. One D'addario rep was so frustrating to talk to I have no idea how he has that job. I might have to trawl through my emails to find the conversation but it was like slamming my head against the wall. I was trying to explain how the 9's hybrid set is a mix of 9's and 10's, but the 10's hybrid set is a set of 10's and 12's, and I think they'd do well with another hybrid that was a mix of 10's and 11's (resulting in a 10-49). He just couldn't get his head around it, and basically just kept saying that 10-52 was one of their best selling sets. It blew my fucking mind.

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    In all honesty, I tried the 010 balanced sets from D'addario and didn't like them. The 4th string somewhat felt thinner than the 3rd. Didn't really like the feeling when moving down to wound strings. I really wanted to like them, but their "balanced" strings didn't felt right to me.

    However, I use a custom set for my 27" Jackson and feels just right. It's a 9,5 set with a 012, 032 and a 064 for drop A. So yeah, I change almost half the set and have a fuckload of strings that will never get used.

    For the money I end up spending on that guitar, the Elixirs I use on the 25'5" guitars don't feel expensive at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    I can see them feeling great on a lp scale in standard tuning and for eb on a 25.5
    Yep, I toured them for nine shows on a 25.5 in E, I think they were just slightly too tight and my hands paid the price over the course of the shows.

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    Every time I read Mattayus' posts against 10-52 I wonder how I've used that set for most of my guitarist life without feeling any issues . And that's on 24.75, 25 and 25.5 guitars in various tunings.

    May go back to 11-54's on one of my guitars for C standard after tour, see what I can write.
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