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Offline rebucklin

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« on: October 30, 2010, 06:13:08 PM »
I want the best sounding strings available for my D-10S. I know that this is somewhat subjective, but I will value all opinions. I just purchased my new D-10 and am having it professionally set-up with a Tusq nut and saddle installed...now I just need the best brand of strings. I will be sticking with the 12's as far as gauge goes. Please input!!!
 

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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 06:44:07 PM »
There is NO best brand of strings. Like you mentioned yourself... subjective. Best to try a bunch and keep buying what works best for you and your playing style.

Very few string manufacturers actually manufacture strings. The majority of strings are made in just a few winding facilities and shipped out generically to be labeled/branded for, so called, string manufacturers.

Do a forum search for all the string info a person can stand!

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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010, 03:38:44 PM »
J-16

If it's got tuners, tits, or tires----it's gonna cost you.

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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2010, 07:56:18 AM »
I read an article yesterday from D'Addario. It stated that Chinese manufacturers were selling bogus D'Addario strings. They are printing their own labels, just like D'Addario, stating the strings are made in the USA. Most of the strings are so bad they won't intonate, or sometimes even tune up. They are working to try getting this stopped. Other manufacturers might be having the same problem.
 

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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2010, 08:59:12 AM »
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Originally posted by nogin007

I read an article yesterday from D'Addario. It stated that Chinese manufacturers were selling bogus D'Addario strings. They are printing their own labels, just like D'Addario, stating the strings are made in the USA. Most of the strings are so bad they won't intonate, or sometimes even tune up. They are working to try getting this stopped. Other manufacturers might be having the same problem.



The Chinese are also the world leader in producing counterfeit CDs and DVDs, (and just about everything else.)  Did the article mention whether or not these particular pirates where able to convincingly copy the vacuum sealed bags that all D'Addario strings should come in?  If the article is an on-line sort of thing, I'd love to read it, these are my strings of choice (EJ-15 & EF-16). Digital Piano
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2010, 02:17:31 AM »
Elixirs are excellent.
You pay for it though.

I agree. It's all subjective.
(But my answer is righter than everybody elses!)
 

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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 07:59:18 PM »
quote:
(But my answer is righter than everybody elses!)

Will you let me try having a ride on your high horse?

I use D'addario's. It's just what I like. I'm no 'righter' than anybody else. It's just my preference.

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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2010, 06:57:33 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

Will you let me try having a ride on your high horse?

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No. It's too high for you.
 

Offline boynamedsuse

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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2010, 07:30:31 PM »
Problems with D'Addario strings, who many suspect are actually counterfeit strings, have been a topic of discussion for some time. The best solution (if there is one) is to purchase from a reputable dealer--like your local music store--where you can return them if you have problems. If the price of some online seller seems surprisingly low, consider that their source may be in question.

More discussion on this topic:
http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=621902
« Last Edit: November 13, 2010, 07:47:16 PM by boynamedsuse »
 

Offline Quinn Spalpeen

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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2010, 09:58:15 PM »
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Originally posted by boynamedsuseIf the price of some online seller seems surprisingly low, consider that their source may be in question.


Fly by night ebay dealers and such,,, maybe,,, bigger on line dealers, their source is D'addario directly. (You can buy direct from them also, but you're going to pay a lot.)  D'addario knows the big guys selling their strings, if you have doubts, give them a call. Digital Piano
Marshall AS50D
Fender Super Champ XD
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Washburn F10S (From Funky Munky, no G.C. stuff for me.)
Martin 00-15
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Raul Emiliani Model 928 (Stradivari model)
Scott Cao STV-950 (Hellier model)
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Offline Junior88

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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2010, 12:50:04 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Pining

quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

Will you let me try having a ride on your high horse?

[/h6]



No. It's too high for you.


Really? I would have guessed that it's pretty small just like some other parts of yours. . .

Washburn N2, Washburn F10S
I've got some other stuff too.. Everything from guitars to a Balalaika.

Offline Pining

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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2010, 05:50:47 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

quote:
Originally posted by Pining

quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

Will you let me try having a ride on your high horse?





No. It's too high for you.


Really? I would have guessed that it's pretty small just like some other parts of yours. . .

Washburn N2, Washburn F10S
I've got some other stuff too.. Everything from guitars to a Balalaika.[/h6]



You're obviously looking for an argument.
I'm not going to give you one.
My first comment was humour, aswas my reply to you. If you can't see that, it's something you need to build on. It's not an issue for me.
 

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« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2010, 06:11:36 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Pining

quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

quote:
Originally posted by Pining

quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

Will you let me try having a ride on your high horse?





No. It's too high for you.


Really? I would have guessed that it's pretty small just like some other parts of yours. . .

Washburn N2, Washburn F10S
I've got some other stuff too.. Everything from guitars to a Balalaika.[/h6]



You're obviously looking for an argument.
I'm not going to give you one.
My first comment was humour, aswas my reply to you. If you can't see that, it's something you need to build on. It's not an issue for me.


I'm not looking for an argument, I just don't like people who think they're better than everyone else over something as personal as string choice. It was just a stupid comment from the beginning. I'm not the one that needs to build on some personality traits.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2010, 06:12:47 PM by Junior88 »

Offline Pining

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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2010, 12:27:19 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

quote:
Originally posted by Pining

quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

quote:
Originally posted by Pining

quote:
Originally posted by Junior88

Will you let me try having a ride on your high horse?





No. It's too high for you.


Really? I would have guessed that it's pretty small just like some other parts of yours. . .

Washburn N2, Washburn F10S
I've got some other stuff too.. Everything from guitars to a Balalaika.[/h6]



You're obviously looking for an argument.
I'm not going to give you one.
My first comment was humour, aswas my reply to you. If you can't see that, it's something you need to build on. It's not an issue for me.


I'm not looking for an argument, I just don't like people who think they're better than everyone else over something as personal as string choice. It was just a stupid comment from the beginning. I'm not the one that needs to build on some personality traits.


Who died and made you the judge of what is acceptable and what isn't? Feel free to explain how it was a stupid comment (hopefully referencing your educational level.) I'm not answerable to you, so pull the carrot out of your clack.
 

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« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2010, 12:29:55 AM »
Or even easier, just admit that you were to slow to understand the comment for what it was.