Hey everyone... I thought i'd post a question instead of a poll because there are too many name brands and types and gauges of strings
what do you usually buy?
me... I really like d'darrio 9's they are awesome...
I always buy Dean Markley strings (High Gain Series), because they're cheap and relatively durable for the price. I used to use Ernie Ball strings, but they broke too fast.
i use Ernie ball power slinky and regular slinky. It's mainly because theyre cheap though, but i think they are ok.
For my electric guitar i've always used Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys (standard gauge). They've always been good to me so I've never seen a reason to try any others. I have played on Rotosound strings on friends' guitars before but have found them to be harsh on the fingers.
I use Rotosound Swingbass standard gauge strings on my Bass.
I used to use the Nano strings from Elixir, but those got dirty quick. Probably because I didn't clean them off after every play, but I don't have that kind of memory ... X| Good strings, though, but pricey.
since i used DR strings for the first time i don't buy any other strings. I play metal and they really suit my needs. And they last very long, they are keeping 'fresh&crunchy' sound for about six months. I almost don't clean strings.
Ernie Ball Regular Slinky for me. Of course I'm not much of a player...more of an enthusiast. I have a BC rich Warlock...crap.
I use DR 10's on my electrics, they seem to be a little easier on the hands, which is a good thing for my tendonitis.
right now i have elixirs on my acoustic, still not sure if its worth the extra dough though.
D'addario 10's. I've tried 9's and thought they were a bit skinny for my liking.
Ernie Ball 10s are my favourites.
I've been using GHS Boomers practically since I started playing electric...I thought they were great, but I'd never really tried anything else. Last time I went to buy strings, they were sold out of the Boomers so I picked up some Dean Markleys. I think I'll probably stick with them, they seem to have a longer life-span.
I'm a bass player, but I really like d'addario slowwounds. They have a nice deep tone.
For acoustic: Elixer Nanoweb Custom Lights. More expensive, but for acoustic guitar the sound difference and string life improvement are very noticeable from my experience.
For electric: D'addario 9s, though that's more out of habit than anything else. Tried Elixer's after discovering them for acoustic, but the difference wasn't enough to justify the price.
A note on Elixer's: I've had very good experience with their customer support. They will replace any string that you believe broke sooner than it should have and they do it quickly and without a hassle.