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Guitar Strings

what kind guitar strings people use  

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When I was younger I bought Ernie Balls a few times and they always broke

In 1979 I asked the guitarist at my favourite haunt and he said Dean Markley's so that's what I used

When I buy Di Addario I don't know what it is but I just don't like them

In more recent years I have found Gibson Britewires on par with Dean Markleys and also like DR Pure Blues

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as I understand there are really only 2 or 3 actual string mfg... that said I recognize all sorts of dif recipes I like... used to use fender wound 3rd bullets and liked them... used to love blue steel... I keep finding myself stringing up ernie balls - more cause I think there is a slight difference in how snappy they are - for about a day or two.  Also, many of my guitars are setup and intonated with them.  For bass I love nylon tape wound -really gives me a dull sound I like while going easy on my skin.  No eric johnson here... but that's what I like.

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Im quite fond of polywebs on electric, although I do sometimes crave a tad more brightness. The best strings I remember using on acoustic were the Martin Bluegrass set, really nicely defined sound!  Very crisp. Lovely for intricate fingerpicking pieces. However I don’t think you can get them in the UK. 

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