What strings?

What strings?

Postby Imagined Days » Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:08 pm

Okay, so I have been using Vinci's for years, and now they are no longer available. What is a good replacement? What are you all using? Thanks!

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Re: What strings?

Postby mijknahs » Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:48 pm

Good question. I want to know too.
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Re: What strings?

Postby DeadlyHeptet » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:06 pm

Currently have Curt Mangans on the partscaster. This is my first set of Mangans. Curt seems to take care with his product doing a smaller operation and using better quality wire. Have used Snake Oils and D'addarios and really can't say I've had a problem with any of them except for the expense and spotty availability of the Snake Oils. Used D'addario's for years, nothing "boutique" about them, but they are very serviceable.
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Re: What strings?

Postby Bear62 » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:19 pm

I have been using D;addario 11s. Just put on a set of DR Tight Fit and they sound great and stay in tune!~
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Re: What strings?

Postby jkstraw » Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:26 am

I've been sampling Thomastik-Infeld Power Bright strings on a suggestion from my builder. I am happy so far.
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Re: What strings?

Postby jackr » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:47 am

which exact vinci strings do you use because you may be able to still find them online. I did a quick search and found a bunch available.
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Re: What strings?

Postby keirweir » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:09 am

Elixer Nanoweb 10's
I pay the price but I can't get excited about any other string.
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Re: What strings?

Postby waldo041 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:21 am

D'addario 10's but WITH a 49 for the low E String. Using a 49 sometimes a 50 is per Steve Parish!

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Re: What strings?

Postby SarnoMusicSolutions » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:29 am

The D'Addario's have a bright tone, maybe similar to the Vinci's. The Curt Mangan's are basically a very high quality Ernie Ball Slinky, a nice string for sure. I believe he left and went on is own but does a very similar string. I remember years ago I was digging the GHS Boomers when I ran out of Vinci's, but it's been a while. DR's are good, BUT you have to be careful and bend the end. They can come a bit unwound and when that happens, they're trash. I like Elixir's on acoustic because they keep their tone for a very long time. I haven't tried the Electrics yet, but will.

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Re: What strings?

Postby playingdead » Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:48 am

I use D'Addario 10s, but keep a set of Elixirs on my backup Jerrycaster. But when I was using it last summer while the Tiger was being worked on, the Elixirs were really tough on my hands on those 3-hour gigs.

I do use them on my acoustics, but never really sit down and play for three hours straight. I'd try a set before buying a bunch, I'd love to use them, because I hate changing strings. Which is kind of ridiculous, because I put locking tuners on the Tiger and it takes about 3 minutes to change them.
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Re: What strings?

Postby bdhact1 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:15 am

I just used my last set of Vinci acoustics. I have to find a new brand as well. For my electric I've been using Erni Ball Stainless Steel 10s and they seem to have a fantastic tone, feel, as well as longevity.
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Re: What strings?

Postby tigerstrat » Tue Sep 14, 2010 9:21 am

Any kind of .046-.010 strings (usually D'Addario), freshly changed right before soundcheck.
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Re: What strings?

Postby jeffm725 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:47 pm

tigerstrat wrote:Any kind of .046-.010 strings (usually D'Addario), freshly changed right before soundcheck.


that right there is as big a key to refining jerry tone as anything. His sound was definitely a "fresh set of strings" sound.
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Re: What strings?

Postby NWPines » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:25 pm

I don't have a ton of experience with different electric strings, but lately I've been using Curt Mangan pure nickel (red package) on my strat and have been really happy with them. I have the most sweaty, oily hands imaginable and these last a surprisingly long time for a non-coated string, and they sound great. I've gotten really good about always wiping down my strings after I play, which helps a ton.

I had been using the Martin SP phosphor bronze on my acoustic and wasn't happy at all with them. I'm thinking about trying Elixirs (or another coated string) on my acoustic again. Tried them a few years ago and didn't like the feel, but I do like the idea of not having dead strings after like two weeks.
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Re: What strings?

Postby lunasparks » Tue Sep 14, 2010 5:10 pm

I use Ernie Ball Power Slinky 11-48 mostly cuz 12 packs for $40

Are these a bad choice for Jerry tone? I'm open to trying new & different things....

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