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Good strings for whammy bar abuse?


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Not abuse as in extreme dives but rather a lot of use.

 

I play on a fender strat, and I'd like my strings to last longer than a couple months.

 

I'm currently using ernie ball .9's, I play a lot of blues and rock. I also switch between E standard and Eb standard a lot.

I'm curious as to if .9 is a good gauge for these tunings and for blues, what would be a good alternative?

 

 

My high-e string just broke.

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I agree with SmellyOrc, strings aren't really meant to last that long.  I change mine every 30-45 days, but I play every day.

 

As far as good strings though, I use NYXL regulars (10-46) and they bend really well and hold up to lots of abuse.  Some people think they're too expensive ($9.99 vs $7.99 for "regular" strings) but I think they're worth the extra $2.

 

They sound better, feel better, and hold up better than any other strings I've used.  They're also engineered to withstand extreme tremolo and bends

 

 

Also, you should make sure you're cleaning your strings regularly if you want to get the most out of them.

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I agree with SmellyOrc, strings aren't really meant to last that long.  I change mine every 30-45 days, but I play every day.

 

As far as good strings though, I use NYXL regulars (10-46) and they bend really well and hold up to lots of abuse.  Some people think they're too expensive ($9.99 vs $7.99 for "regular" strings) but I think they're worth the extra $2.

 

They sound better, feel better, and hold up better than any other strings I've used.  They're also engineered to withstand extreme tremolo and bends

 

 

Also, you should make sure you're cleaning your strings regularly if you want to get the most out of them.

 

Thanks, I do wipe my strings down often. I'll look into NYXL.

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