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scott murray


From:
Asheville, NC
Post Posted 9 Mar 2017 4:56 pm     Reply with quote

just wondering what brand of strings everyone prefers, and the best online supplier. thanks gang
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Richard Tipple


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Ohio, USA
Post Posted 9 Mar 2017 5:32 pm     Reply with quote

LIVESTEEL
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Douglas Schuch


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Post Posted 9 Mar 2017 5:57 pm     Reply with quote

I've been ordering SIT Buddy Emmons Signature strings from Just Strings. The price is impossible to beat, and the strings all seem very fresh.
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Jerry Roller


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Van Buren, Arkansas USA
Post Posted 9 Mar 2017 6:08 pm     Reply with quote

I sell and use these. I have found none better.
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Tony Prior


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Charlotte NC..
Post Posted 10 Mar 2017 3:02 am     Reply with quote

oh no ! really, another which strings are best thread ? Laughing

I'll give you the real straight up answer,

SIT --------------- why?


because I buy them for $7 a set, E9th or C6th !
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Jack Stoner


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Inverness, Fl
Post Posted 10 Mar 2017 3:08 am     Reply with quote

Must be a slow day.
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Carl Kilmer


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East Central, Illinois
Post Posted 10 Mar 2017 4:50 am     Reply with quote

I've used SIT Buddy Emmons strings for years and only once
had a problem where they put the wrong 5th string in 6 sets.
They didn't just replace the wrong 5th strings. They sent me
6 complete sets of strings plus 6 5th strings and told me to
keep the other sets and enjoy them. Wonderful people. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Ray Thomas


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Goldsboro North Carolina
Post Posted 10 Mar 2017 11:34 am     Best Strings Reply with quote

I am an Authorized Dealer For" LIVESTEEL" Steel Guitar Strings. Email rthomas17@nc.rr.com or call or text 919-920-5482,Click here on the Steel Guitar Forum for detailed Information http://bb.steelguitarforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=308704
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Ollin Landers


From:
Chapel Hill, NC
Post Posted 10 Mar 2017 12:41 pm     Reply with quote

Scott

I used George L's stainless for years. Then I went to Jagwires. They were hard to get for sometime. So I switched to Live Steel Strings. I like the nickel instead of stainless I have never had a bad set period. Never broke a string not even a 3rd.

No looking back after I started using LSS.

I even use them on my Tele's.
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Clark Doughty


From:
Missouri
Post Posted 10 Mar 2017 8:29 pm     Strings Reply with quote

What Jerry said. All I use.
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Steve Geis


From:
Fayetteville, GA USA
Post Posted 11 Mar 2017 5:33 am     Reply with quote

SIT Buddy Emmons signature series "nickel" - My wife & I own a small music store and I've been using these SIT strings for years! Awesome strings w/consistent quality. ALSO, E9th sets come with an extra .011, so each set consists of 11 strings !!!
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Danny Naccarato


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Ft. Worth, Texas
Post Posted 11 Mar 2017 8:32 am     Reply with quote

Frenchy's Silent Wound Steel Mill. Been using then for years. Frenchy is a great guy to do business with.
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Bobby Hearn


From:
Balsora, Texas, USA
Post Posted 11 Mar 2017 11:32 am     Reply with quote

I like Daddario and order from American Music Supply. No tax or shipping.
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Daniel McKee


From:
Corinth Mississippi
Post Posted 11 Mar 2017 12:30 pm     Reply with quote

I used Ernie Ball for a while and then went to S.I.T. I havent changed because they are always at a good price and last quite a while
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Ricky Davis


From:
Austin, Texas USA
Post Posted 11 Mar 2017 5:52 pm     Reply with quote

ummmm Duh!!!

http://www.jagwirestrings.biz/index.html


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Mark Greenway


From:
Lake Kiowa, Texas
Post Posted 12 Mar 2017 5:36 pm     Reply with quote

Anyone have an answer for this:

How long is the shelf life of a set of strings, still in the package?


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Daniel McKee


From:
Corinth Mississippi
Post Posted 12 Mar 2017 7:05 pm     Reply with quote

Mark, I hope someone can give a good answer as I have wondered this too. I will say that I opened a pack the other day that I'd had maybe 6 months and they were fine. I have opened a few packs and a few of the thin strings were rusty and of course not able to be used. These packs had been laying around close to a year.
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Marco Schouten


From:
Assendelft, The Netherlands
Post Posted 13 Mar 2017 3:25 am     Reply with quote



Sorry, Ricky.....
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Roger Rettig


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An Englishman in Naples, FL
Post Posted 13 Mar 2017 7:15 am     Reply with quote

Just for the record I use Jagwire. I can't imagine that my recommendation is going to cause anyone to switch from their current favourites but I've always had great service from the company. I use the Paul Franklin E9s and Weldon's C6th - just because those happen to be my gauges of choice.

Speaking of string storage - I have many sets that have been lying around for longer than they should. Having said that I opened a set the other day that was made (or shipped, anyway) in 2011 and they were just fine.

I bought a new set of 6-string Ernie Balls last week and noticed their new packaging. It's hermetically sealed and, apparently, has some sort of gas added to prevent corrosion for as long as they're sealed. Dunno if it's just eyewash but that's what I was told.
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Bill Miller


From:
Gaspe, Quebec, Canada
Post Posted 13 Mar 2017 8:20 am     Reply with quote

I really like the LiveSteel strings. Jagwire is my second choice. As for shelf life, I have a vacuum sealer and have used it to seal packs of strings that were going to be stored. In places with high humidity unsealed strings corrode quickly. There's nothing like black tarnish spots to take the sparkle out of your strings.
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Jack Ritter


From:
Enid, Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 13 Mar 2017 3:38 pm     Reply with quote

Live Steel
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Douglas Schuch


From:
St John, US Virgin Islands
Post Posted 13 Mar 2017 3:49 pm     Reply with quote

Jack Ritter:
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Live Steel Nicole wound..


Nice. So how do I get Nicole to wind my strings for me?
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Roger Rettig


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Post Posted 13 Mar 2017 3:52 pm     Reply with quote

Douglas:

I resisted the temptation to go there... Smile
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Jeff Harbour


From:
Western Ohio, USA
Post Posted 14 Mar 2017 3:19 am     Reply with quote

Douglas Schuch wrote:
I've been ordering SIT Buddy Emmons Signature strings from Just Strings. The price is impossible to beat, and the strings all seem very fresh.


Also, these SIT E9 sets always include an extra 0.011... So, you're actually getting eleven strings for the low price!
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Jack Ritter


From:
Enid, Oklahoma, USA
Post Posted 14 Mar 2017 12:28 pm     Reply with quote

OOps, Doug, hit the wrong buttons. Nickle. Your way with Nicole you may need a big tip!
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