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Offline Fresher

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Cheaper strings VS big branded strings
« on: June 26, 2019, 08:43:18 pm »
Hi! There's a difference between less known brand strings and the bigger ones? If so, how much it's the difference in %? I'm gonna buy better strings just in case anyway but I wanna know.

Because I bought cheap strings for my guitar when I bought it, and I wonder if expensive strings will do a better job.

While in the subject, what's the most game changing guitar stuff? Like strings, amp, pickups...
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Re: Generic strings VS big branded strings
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 12:10:38 am »
Hi Fresher,  the best strings you can get are the ones that sound best on your guitar.   I have guitars that love certain brands of strings and some that love others.  Let your guitar tell you which strings are best for it. 

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Re: Generic strings VS big branded strings
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 12:11:40 am »
Thanks man!

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Re: Cheaper strings VS big branded strings
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 03:11:45 am »
You get to experiment and find your own favorite brand of strings, or in my case, find the brand of strings that you don't like, Elixir. One set of dullards is enough for me to draw that conclusion.

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Re: Cheaper strings VS big branded strings
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2019, 08:38:08 am »
One thing I have learned through experience is to avoid "white label" strings. The price difference with the regular brands just is not worth it, not just in sound but also in playing comfort. Chances are they go dull or even break before regular brand strings, so you're not saving money anyway.

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While in the subject, what's the most game changing guitar stuff? Like strings, amp, pickups..
1) your own playing ability :)
2) I would say the amp, but that is debatable
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Re: Cheaper strings VS big branded strings
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2019, 04:04:58 pm »
You get to experiment and find your own favorite brand of strings, or in my case, find the brand of strings that you don't like, Elixir. One set of dullards is enough for me to draw that conclusion.

Interesting, because Elixir is the most expensive strings.

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Re: Cheaper strings VS big branded strings
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2019, 04:07:18 pm »
One thing I have learned through experience is to avoid "white label" strings. The price difference with the regular brands just is not worth it, not just in sound but also in playing comfort. Chances are they go dull or even break before regular brand strings, so you're not saving money anyway.
1) your own playing ability :)
2) I would say the amp, but that is debatable

What's a "white label" strings? LOL

I know the player is important but I meant accessory-wise. Because we all know there's good stuff and bad stuff for eveything.

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Re: Cheaper strings VS big branded strings
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2019, 05:20:20 pm »
Interesting, because Elixir is the most expensive strings.


You're going to get 100 different opinions  from 100 differnt people.
CT does't like Elixir, that's just his opinion. The only way you know if you like
them is to try them.

To answer you question about is there a difference between big brand name
and less known brands? I'd have to say it depends.
Are you talking about Cheaper strings compared to expensive strings or
less know experience strings and experience brand name strings.

In my experience you get what you pay for.
The strings I like the best on my acoustics cost $8 a set and last me about a week.
I have 6 acoustics and hate changing strings so I buy the strings that I like the
sound of and last up to 3 months.
Either Elixir Phosphor Bronze or D'Addario EXP16. Depending on the guitar.
So you'll need to try out different brands both cheaper and expensive to find
the ones you like.
You didn't mention if your guitar is an acoustic or electric.
When I played electric most of the time I used GHS Boomers.


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Re: Cheaper strings VS big branded strings
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2019, 06:49:00 pm »

You didn't mention if your guitar is an acoustic or electric.
When I played electric most of the time I used GHS Boomers.

I play eletric most of the time (when I play).
I got a set of strings called "Groove Strings" (I don't remember how much it was but was cheap) and I wanna buy this one https://produto.mercadolivre.com.br/MLB-758122834-encordoamento-guitarra-daddario-010-exp110-anti-ferrugem-_JM?quantity=1


Are you talking about Cheaper strings compared to expensive strings or
less know experience strings and experience brand name strings.

Less know brands vs popular brands, and cheaper vs expensive.

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Re: Cheaper strings VS big branded strings
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2019, 09:17:08 pm »
I've found less known brands are about on par with similarly priced brand name.
Cheap strings I find are just cheap and don't last. They may sound OK but don't
last long.

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Re: Cheaper strings VS big branded strings
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2019, 09:51:18 pm »
I've found less known brands are about on par with similarly priced brand name.

What about those not the same price?

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Re: Cheaper strings VS big branded strings
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2019, 10:13:32 pm »
Like I said in my last post
Cheap strings I find are just cheap and don't last. They may sound OK but don't
last long.

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Re: Cheaper strings VS big branded strings
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2019, 10:24:10 pm »
Ok ok

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Re: Cheaper strings VS big branded strings
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2019, 05:54:09 pm »
I'm surprised how different strings sound, I had Ernie Ball Regular Slinky but because of a Amazon xx--xx up (my daughter ordered 6 E Strings) I got some D'Addario locally, I prefer the Ernie Ball

I have a bass that came with cheap strings and it was very noticeable the difference with something better
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