Best Guitar Strings

The Top Ten

Ernie 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!

They feel so comfortable, no matter what gauge you have themhe strings will not harm your fingers. Just make them feel amazing

The best by far. Sound is brilliant, holds its brightness for a lot longer than other stings I have used such as d''addario, dunlope fender


All 26 guitars I own are strung with D'Addario from 9's to 11's XL nickel on the electrics to phosphor bronze on the 3 acoustics. They don' break, rust out in the case from inattention or lose too much tonal character over time. I've pulled a guitar out after 2 years and still in perfect tune- nice not to worry about the strings in the interim. Not insanely crisp and bright when new but not looking for that with all the guitars I have to keep in service at a consistent level of tune, feel, performance and tone at a very good price point.

I've played lead guitar professionally for years, plus I am a luthier and guitar tech. I have played almost all brands of strings and easily settled on D'Addario XL's. Not only my guitars but my studio basses. There is very low tolerance between each string and sets. This is very important for intonation and action. Especially if your guitar has a tremolo system. Plus the price is much more affordable. I purchase boxes of 25 individually matched strings. Great tone, great balance, great elasticity and they last long. ~ Robbe Zappa

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

D'Addario strings generally held together and didn't fall apart at the wrong moment. Can't say the same for other - equally reputable - brands on this list.


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.

The best guitar strings I have ever played. The strings last so long and the sound is so much better than any other guitar strings I, ve played. after elixir it is probs Ernie ball then D'Addario

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

Dean Markley

Dean Markley! Kristin Daly from Durango, CO!


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

A good decision for heavy metal

Great strings


I have used these strings as my first strings and they work superb

Last longer than any other brand


Martin is the best I've played


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.

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 have played all the strings out there Ernie Ball, D' Addario, Elixir, Dean Markley, etc. Etc... But non compare to GHS especially the boomers.


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.

Fender for the bender!

"I have Fender and it sounds GEAT"


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.

Feel of quality

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

The Contenders


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.


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

It is really durable and great tone

It's good and durable..


Ace Frehley nickel wound hex cores. Getting harder to find but worth looking for. Very bright, great tone.


But not as good as Alice, those are cheaper

These strings are cheap and the best

Curt Mangan
Thomastik Infeld

Quite simply the best strings in the world makes every other strings sound like rubbish, thomastik's are head and shoulders above the rest.the next best are or were Gibson strings

String Joy

Really nice quality, cheap, strings from a rising company. You can also customize string sets


One of the best strings ever

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