Guitar players, I has a keschin aboot strings.

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  1. DrivenByDemons

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    I need your opinion on strings. I'm a plain-jane ernie ball man myself and was gonna bulk order some tonight but I started reading aboot colbalt strings and they get pretty good reviews for durability. Tell me your stories...
     
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    never tried cobalt
     
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    A solid, cheap, easy, delicious choice.
     
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    Fuck it, they are 9 bucks at amazon. I'm gonna try a pack.
     
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    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    you guys all go with 10 - 46s? i always go for the 9-42s.
     
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    I've tried 9's and they are awesome for bending and stuff but tend to buzz more and don't really sustain as much. I stick with 10's with standard E tuning. SRV used 13's I think for E :jj:
     
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    you know what? i'm thinking about my acoustic strings. i do go with 10s for my electric.
     
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    i light the ultra light gauge strings on my acoustic to make bending easier and less bloody for my fingers.
     
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    I use 12's for acoustic??? I think???
     
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    jesus! you got blistuh's on yah finguhs!
     
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    I have the Cobalt Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys on my Les Paul and they are great, I have the Plain Jane Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys on my 137 and they too are great, I can't tell much of a difference to be honest. If the price difference is drastic, stick with the plain janes...
     
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    Those are light for acoustic :jj: You should try and get tough and use something beefier. Your ears will thank you.
     
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    You won't be disappointed
     
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    Thanks man. The colbalts are only 9 bucks but supposedly last a really long time. I already ordered and will review later.
     
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    i used to use 12s but then i was trying to teach a guy how to play the solo to november rain on acoustic using 12s and holy fuck my fingers. the bends in the beginning of that solo killed me even with my 20 years of callouses. :jj:
     
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    Good price
     
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