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  1. #9


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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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