Meh I'm with ya, strings are pretty much all the same, it's the gauge that matters. Elixirs are the only noticeably different strings, since they have a coating and all.Devon8822 said:No... all the strings come from the same factories, so they are all the same anyways... alot of people dont know this or just dont believe it, and say that they are all unique though. Slinkys are the most common along with di addarios, really theres not really a difference, they are both great, you should worry about what gauge is your favorite.
...very interesting! how much do you calculate you are paying per set, all in (taxes, duties, exchange etc)?bagpipe said:I've long since given up paying "through the nose" for strings. I used D'Addadarios for the longest time, but in the last couple of years I've switched to these guys:
I use the Memphis Electric Light set (10-46) and I cant tell the difference between these and other strings I have used. And they're WAY cheaper.
My last order (near the end of 2005) was for 24 sets , which cost me a total (everything included) of $59.22 US. Using todays currency rate, that works out be $68.75 Cdn. So, I work that out to be $2.87 Cdn per set.david henman said:...very interesting! how much do you calculate you are paying per set, all in (taxes, duties, exchange etc)?
I have a set of digital calipers and every time I measure my strings, they're bang on. I use the d'addario xl 11s.The Kicker Of Elves said:I've heard (and of course we all know how accurate such hearsay can be) that D'Addario's are among the most consistent strings for diameter, etc.
Not sure WHERE I read/heard it, but it wasn't D'Addario's own press releases
That's the one! I remember I bought GHS years ago instead of Ernie Ball's because they were cheaper. I knew they were made by the same company. Thanks for the memory jog.bobb said:My memory isn't that good either but if I remember correctly, Ernie Ball and GHS are the same strings from the same factory in different packaging. D'Addario are from a different maker.