posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 03:26 PM
a reply to: Peeple
I used to use D'Addario on my acoustics. 10's (maybe 11's???) for regular, normal, E tuning; 12's for E-flat or D (one whole step down).
I also used them on electrics.
They are decent enough, last a fairly long time. Don't flake off like Elixers do (or feel like snot when you move your hand!)
But as the tour band van load guitar list grew, changing strings became a full time job!
After trying them out (and a few others, like Elixers), I have switched to ClearTone. All guitars. You just give them a wipe down when done playing
(should do that anyway). I have a set on one acoustic going on over two years! I was just thinking, "Man, it is just about time to changes them...
Strings are a personal choice like picks. Try several brands. Find a brand you like. Hint: After putting on a set, keep the label. Write notes on them
(when you put them on. Initial impression; a few weeks later; if/when one broke; how long before you had to replace them. Ya know, get some data
points!) Then you can make an informed choice.
If you go by the interweb, some players HATE ClearTones. Some love them. I chose them because I am lazy and hate changing strings every month. Get
some 15 guitars... well, you see what I mean!
PS - Bender the Fender... love it! Goes really well with my "Dora the Explorer" I just purchased! I haven't even plugged her into an amp yet! I
usually let the finish rest in the air to finish any curing. Play her everyday... just not plugged in... yet.