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Favorite Strings?

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Just curious as to everyones favorite strings.

Acoustic-Blue Steel or else Ernie Ball Earthwoods.
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Guitar - Elixir Nanoweb (9s on my PRS and 10's on my 335 Dot), Good old Ernie Ball Slinkys, I really like the new Daddario NYXL sets...super smooth and made to emphasize mids.
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Bass- DR Lo Rider Nickles are #1 for me.Growly and Punchy. DR Sunbeams for fretless , also DR Pure Blues.Used to love Rotosounds but I am all nickle bass string now.
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Also love these picks. Santana uses them. Absolutley love them. [img]https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/S4wAAOSwZKRbLtJj/s-l640.png[/img]

What do you use?
Edited by LittleWing on October 26 2019 19:56
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Just replaced my strings on the bass with the same it had before, from the factory:

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Also nickel...
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Rotosound 0.40-100 stainless steel. IMO the best ones for my tastes.
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When I can afford them I like the Optima Gold strings. Otherwise Elixir exclusively.
D'Addario Pro-Arte for the nylons.

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blubasso wrote:
Rotosound 0.40-100 stainless steel. IMO the best ones for my tastes.


Used the Swing 66 sets for years.Great string but my style has changed. If in a pinch...DR Lo Rider Stainless are the closet Ive found to them.
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FrankieJ wrote:
When I can afford them I like the Optima Gold strings. Otherwise Elixir exclusively.
D'Addario Pro-Arte for the nylons.



I havent tried the Optimas. Ive seen them just never put a set on. Ill try that next round based on your recommendation. I love the Nanos but the Polys are a little too coated. I feel like the string is coated in vaseline or oily when i touch them. The coating just kind of throws me off. The Elixir acoustic strings are great as well. Forgot to mention them. If you like D'Addario, they have a new set called NYXL which is tweaked for midrange. You can still turn out soaring leads but they are meant for SteelyDan/Walter Becker studio players.Very smooth overall.
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LittleWing wrote:
FrankieJ wrote:
When I can afford them I like the Optima Gold strings. Otherwise Elixir exclusively.
D'Addario Pro-Arte for the nylons.



I havent tried the Optimas. Ive seen them just never put a set on. Ill try that next round based on your recommendation. I love the Nanos but the Polys are a little too coated. I feel like the string is coated in vaseline or oily when i touch them. The coating just kind of throws me off. The Elixir acoustic strings are great as well. Forgot to mention them. If you like D'Addario, they have a new set called NYXL which is tweaked for midrange. You can still turn out soaring leads but they are meant for SteelyDan/Walter Becker studio players.Very smooth overall.


If you are not fond of the Polys then you might not like the Optima gold as they have a similar feel in my opinion.
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I use TI Flats on all basses.
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Totally agree! . Okay, just because of its high price I can't keep a set in each of my 6 bass instrumets !! he he
Regardless of quality, each bass and each style requires a different game or type (round or flatwound), but the Thomastik are excellent strings
I like ErnieBall and Daddario because of their value for quality/money
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