Choosing Guitar Strings brands

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you’ve just back from a guitar shop, or your guitar order has arrived then you found yourself lying on a couch with a guitar on your side. Big grin on your face, suddenly your brain said something, “i got a guitar! so what’s next?!”.. “plug it and play it loud? shred all along the fretboard? licks and arpeggios? or play the minus-one and jam along with it?”.. nahh.. you gotta tune your guitar first and make sure everything’s ready before you rock. and i think we all agree about one thing here. first we have to replace the guitar strings with the new one.

Guitar Strings
Choosing Guitar Strings

nobody is satisfied with the factory guitar strings. some of guitars were on shop display for too long. dirt and strings rust came along with the package. we all need to replace them with the new one and i believe that a brief of electric guitar strings reviews i share here will helps.
here is what i got from wikipedia about electric guitar string sizes:

The following table displays the gauges in inches: (Note: strings in dark gray boxes are wound. All others are plain.)

Name 1
(e)
2
(B)
3
(G)
4
(D)
5
(A)
6
(E)
7
(B)
Extra super light (8–38) .008 .010 .015 .021 .030 .038
Extra super light plus (8.5–39) .0085 .0105 .015 .022 .032 .039
Super light (9–42,52) .009 .011 .016 .024 .032 .042 .052
Super light plus (9.5–44,54) .0095 .0115 .016 .024 .034 .044 .054
Regular light (10–46,56) .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046 .056
Extra light w/heavy bass (9–46,56) .009 .011 .016 .026 .036 .046 .056
Medium (11–49,59) .011 .014 .018 .028 .038 .049 .059
Light Top / Heavy Bottom (10–52,60) .010 .013 .017 .032 .042 .052 .060
Medium w/wound G string (11–52,60) .011 .013 .020 .030 .042 .052 .060
Heavy (12–54,62) .012 .016 .020 .032 .042 .054 .062
Extra heavy (13–56,65) .013 .017 .026 .036 .046 .056 .065

I’ve tried few guitar strings brands and here’s my results.

– first brand which got my attention is D’addario guitar strings. It is well known and I’d been using D’addario electric guitar strings for many times. it has good tone clarity but for my playing, it doesn’t come with age ( i used .008 size package for D’addario experiences) i could broke the second and the third string (but not the first string!) in the next two months after i installed them on my guitar. the price is okay, not too expensive for my budget and i had good times with d’addario strings. you can check them here for detailed information.

– the next brand is, of course Ernie Ball guitar strings. a bunch of virtuosos use this brand, for me the price is affordable. its tone clarity is great and I’m happy about its various sizes options. for my playing, Ernie Ball electric guitar strings has accompany me in knowing guitar strings sizes and experiencing the different tones of each size options such like Ernie Ball® Extra Slinky, Ernie Ball® Super Slinky and Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky . the durability is fine, mostly i use .009 size package for ernie ball experience,  it’s about 3-4 months age before they sound dull. it is one of my favorite brand, you can get the detailed product information here.

Ernie Ball guitar strings
Ernie Ball® Hybrid Slinky with hybrid size to accomplish the strings tone needs

– There times i want to try other guitar brands, and i found my luck with Gallistrings. this brand is affordable and i trust my budget on this one. it has similar durability with previous strings brands i’ve mentioned and galli strings electric guitar strings comes with reasonable price. my friend once referred me this brand and i’m satisfied by it. it is made in Italy,you can check its details here.

– and so far what i can get for my guitar is Elixir® Strings. somehow its price is way up more expensive than other I’ve mentioned here on my post in my country, but check this out, i kinda guarantee you that Elixir® Strings electric guitar strings tone lasts longer than any other strings brand does. a year of no-breaking strings and the tone is acceptable. no rust. I’ve used .010 size package and yes maybe their tone decreased a little, but it’s a big OKAY for my sound. but again, the price is included into my considerations. see the Elixir® Strings products and put your guitar strings order here.

guitar strings choices

well. that’s my experiences about guitar strings brand, just a few maybe, but I’m sure that will help other guitar learners to decide before they tuning the guitar.

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