Best Guitar Strings

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1Ernie Ball

These strings have the best feel when playing the smoothness is like a buttery sensation on the hands and bending on these strings is easy and most of all they sound so bright than any other strings. I have other strings before but when I compare those other stings with Ernie Ball, Ernie Ball still sounds and feels better. "There is no other strings I will use, but Ernie Ball"

Ernie Ball makes the best strings I've ever played. I would bet most famous guitarists would say the same thing. Just look at the massive lists of musicians who use Ernie Ball. The Slinky series is simply incredible. Regular, Super, Power, which ever you prefer. Like it says at the back bottom of the package - USE ERNIE BALL STRINGS!

bending on these is so fun. love it - sharm7064

Classic feel all natural tone!

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2D'Addario

Awesome strings really nice for playing metal... N yea sounds best in drop tunings... N gives a cool sound to my because Rich Warlock.

because Rich Warlock + D'addario EXL120 = Metal Blast

daddario and ernie ball=best

rotosound should be
in this list too

I love these strings. They have the good sound that any other guitarist want. I have 3 guitars here at my home and I equipped them all with D'addario strings. And hey, all of my guitars sound good

Used to not really care about strings much and primarily use Ernie balls. Now I've switched to these and haven't ever changed since.

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3Dean MarkleyV1 Comment
4Elixir

Out of all the guitar strings I played with Elixir's stands out above all for me, I admit it's expensive but it last long and sounds good after a long period of time and sounds great even on a lo budget guitar, but hey it's my opinion I love Elixir and always will.

I tell you, Ever since I got these strings I have never needed to change them, The best in the world by far.

Seriously? Ernie Ball number 1? Those things lose their tone after one hour of playing!

I hate them because they last longer but have got horrible tone

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5Dunlop

They have the best feelings, balance and even last long, anyway is just great

A good decision for heavy metal

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6GHS

I have played GHS, Ernie Ball and D'addario, and I have to say tat GHS has the best electric guitar strings, they sound great, they feel great on my hands, and bending on these is just incredible.

I've been using GHS boomers for 30 years. Love them. Consistent great tone, nice longevity, and I have never had one break on me during a show.

I'm a 4-string (c, g, d, a) banjo player. I use guitar "e" string for "a"(9, 10) "b"string for "d" (13-16) etc, it's really heavy duty for the strings. The GHS is the only that can withstand for the higher tension, and still during clean sound. Very flexible, powerful, and the price is reasonableery. I use often Ernie Ball, or D'Addario strings for my guitar :) But I'll try the GHS. I think that's will be better as than them.

7RotoSound
8Martin

Martin is the best I've played

9Fender

I use Fender bullets all the time and they're great. That said I think what you play will also dictate the strings you use - Ernie Ball are good for playing long guitar riffs. Fender are good all rounder with a tendency toward rhythm. D'darrio and just good strings. I'd like to see more research on strings and especially how they connect to the guitar for sound transference.

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10DR

I've played lots of stings in the past 25 yrs. My faves based on strength and lifespan of sound are DRs. I'm a heavy handed player that uses tremolo work. Ill either break the string or bend it completely across the neck without meaning to. My strings have to be a rather stiff breed to keep up on detuned fast paced metal and sound good enough to flip to clean and pull off some blusier Hendrix-ish styles. Most strings don't hold sound long enough, or break.

I really like these, smooth, a vast variety of colored strings. AND THEY SOUND AMAZING! They sound brand new after weeks.

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The Contenders

11XMW
12Austin
13Cleartone

Better than any other guitar strings. Sound better, last longer, they're louder, and do not rust or flake like Ernie Balls do. Even the Ernie Ball cobalt strings leave flakes all over my fretboard and rust after a few days of being played... Cleartones do not flake or rust quickly.

14Alice

The cheapest strings having a great tone. Also a beautiful packaging, the best packaging I've seen.

It is really durable and great tone

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15Framus
16Gibson
17Danelectro
18Jimm
19Granada
20Marshall

But not as good as Alice, those are cheaper

These strings are cheap and the best

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