Question About strings

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by g0rt, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. g0rt

    g0rt New Member

    Hi Guys,

    I remember reading a thread here about different types of strings available, steel, nylon, nickel coated, slinky...super slinky ! etc.

    There was a point raised that super slinky or some other sort are good for people with smaller hands ? is it true ?...if it is...which ones would be best suited for an absolute beginner with small hands.


  2. TheDevil

    TheDevil Ruler of Hell

    Get a Moderately priced small to medium sized string for learning as fatter the string kinda lil tougher to play........learn on thin strings n buy heavier strings l8r..........anywayz low budget strings wud also save u cost if u break em frequently more so if u have a guitar with a whammy n ur just tryin to mess with it while learnin....(btw heavy strings wudnt be reqired if ur not into heavy distorted sounds ala "metal').....My 2 cents
  3. cumming soon

    cumming soon Banned

    how much do ordinary strings cost?and what are the reccomended ones for an acoustic?
  4. g0rt

    g0rt New Member

    hey devil,

    thanks for that bro. so does slinky mean thin ? and super slinky even thinner ?
  5. TheDevil

    TheDevil Ruler of Hell

    no slinky and those names denote the amount of brass/copper etc coating on it.
    not exactly sure about those names coz I use Dadarios strings which I feel are the B3$t.They dont use this kind of nomenclature.
  6. prit_undead

    prit_undead New Member

    i bought a set of alice today for 150 bucks for my acoustic
    d'addario costs 275 bucks in kolkata
    before this i used to play on bronze coated strings
    gives a damn good bass
  7. prit_undead

    prit_undead New Member

    oh plan to buy d'addario for my electric
    costs 250
  8. sendhilrajan

    sendhilrajan New Member

    d'addarios are gud... i use extra lights which still have good tone...
    there was a HUGE difference when i changed over to them frm karuna
  9. notty_lad

    notty_lad sudo undress

    ^You mean D'addario Bronze Extra Light for Acoustic ??

    I personally didn't Like them and I've switched over to Givson Electro-Spanish strings on acoustic.
  10. prit_undead

    prit_undead New Member

    u can't compare between d'addario nd karuna :p:
  11. prit_undead

    prit_undead New Member

    don't think extra lights will be too good for acoustics
    i currently use reynolds xtra light on my electric though
    imho no use going for heavier ones for the electric unless u r too much into death metal
  12. SG1

    SG1 "Brown Jesus"

    I use DevilHogz for ma Trash muhahah
    Xtra Salty.. these things are crazy mannnnnn for Death Metal and they glow like a mother :)
    b4 i use to have D'addario and they worked like a charm.
  13. fictional_real

    fictional_real Pyaasi Jawani

    d'addarios and ernie balls. Both are adept.
  14. sendhilrajan

    sendhilrajan New Member

    @notty_lad .... extra lights for my Electric i know.. karuna sux big time!! :)

    me soon gonna move to heavier gauges anyway... extra lights have damn less chunk..
  15. Johny Bravo

    Johny Bravo The Boy Genius!

    What kinda strings are we talking about? Electric, or acoustic?
  16. prit_undead

    prit_undead New Member

    @sendhil: i haven't ever played on heavy gauges on electric but aren't they good only for metal and stuff?
  17. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    jazz guitarists use heavy gauges methinks
  18. prit_undead

    prit_undead New Member

    u into jazz?
  19. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    haha not so much
    heard a few songs here and there - nat 'king' cole, peggy lee, louis armstrong

    mind you - very few
  20. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!


    Usually heavy gauge strings will produce more fundamental and first, second overtones, initial overtones.
    Lighter strings will have less content of fundamental and initial overtones, and more higher harmonics.

    What this means?

    When string vibrates, there are many frequencies produced.
    First overtone
    Second overtone ...
    and so on.

    Usually in diminishing amplitude.

    So heavier strings will yield a "purer" and thicker tone.

    Incidentally, similar thing happens when you increase tension.
    You will observe that the note/tone becomes "purer"
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