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Could get a set of Ernie Ball .009s for love nor money (curse you all, Lockdown Guitar Learners!!!), so picked these up for what I thought would be a stopgap. Initially hated the lack of the strings being in their own individual envelope which I have become accustomed to, but once I saw and learned the ball-end colour coding system it was a doddle.
I think these strings somewhat hold the tune a little longer than the Ernie Balls, and have a more pleasant ring across the non-wound G B and E strings, but I'm no master musician so don't take my word as gospel.
Many guitarists are hard to embrace new things as we find a groove and stick to it, but via this happy accident I may well have to re-evaluate other aspects of my set-up!
These strings sound awful!, very twangy and the cheap hexcore design is very painful under the fingertips, you can really feel the discomfort if you just do a few slides up and down the fretboard and then do some slides with some roundcore strings, it feels as though you were going over speed bumps!.
I put some D'Addario's against some round core Pyramid Nickel Classic strings (same gauge) for a comparison test on my guitar as I am still learning and trying to find what I like, and the difference is night and day!, the German made Pyramid strings are much more smoother and vibrantly fuller against the more twangy and out of tune sounding D'Addario's.
Anyways you get what you pay for, and it's all down to personal preference at the end of the day, but if you are a beginner than chances are that you have been using hexcore all this time, my personal advice would be to switch to round core strings straight away (D'Addario also do roundcore's I think) and see the difference in speed and comfort!, buy some better constructed strings, it doesn't pay to be cheap in this regard as I have painfully learned ='(
I’ve heard nothing but good reviews about the brand, so decided to pick up these strings for my guitar. No problem re-stringing it. But when it came time to tuning my guitar, that’s when the issues arrived. Snapped the high E, and even before that happened it was still too low to even reach the note. Not sure if this is product fault, or my own fault. Will be ordering more and trying again soon.
Very disappointing. If these are 11 thou (B string) how come I need a gorilla to bend a major 2nd? The strings are wound in pairs which means lots of unwinding to restring a guitar. What if you want to change one string? There are much better strings at this price, and cheaper..
Was surprised to find d'addarios to be this cheap!! Moved from ernie ball RPS 9's to these 9's. They withstand all types of genres, from fast metal solos to funk strumming. These strings last and keep tone well. Will be my go-to strings now.
D'adario simply make the best tone and they seem to very rarely snap even when taking some hammer and bend, the 9s and 9.5s are great for a variety of styles They still represent value for money, i play Ibanez guitars and these are just my go to string
I bought these strings to put on an old Yamaha Pac 012 for a friend. They sound really good for the cost. D'addario are a reputable brand in the music industry. My friend is well pleased with them anyway. Regards. S.Kirk
Bought these to replace the strings on my old unbranded electric guitar to give it some new life. Does everything they should... did tarnish a little quicker than I would have liked on the smaller strings but overall I am happy with these no complaints.