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Genuine product supplied by Amazon at a competitive price. These ARE the genuine article. Don't be swayed by other reviews that may state they are counterfeit or whatever. I entered the "Players Circle Code" into the D'Addario website thingy and it registered my purchase fine! On to the strings themselves. I write as a guitarist of over 50 years experince on the semi-pro circuit. I have used Ernie Ball and Rotosound in the past but I am definitely going to stick with D'Addario now they are available on Amazon at a sensible price. With a lovely bright sound, these strings have a decent life before they eventually go off. I am using these 10-52 sets on a guitars detuned a whole tone and they still have the right amount of tension, don't get flabby and allow massive bends! Highly recommended!
I loved my cheap strat copy but the strings were a slight let down, however these sound fantastic and I can really get that Hank Marvin tone and Buddy Holly Sound with these plus they take a lot of punishment and very rarely break, very reliable brand I been using for years. 3 sets in a pack is fantastic value too. They last well too I only have to change them once per 2-3 months at the rate of an hours playing a day and the odd gig here and there. Recommended
I consider myself a predominantly rhythm player. I was looking for strings that could pair nicely with my PRS (25" scale) and have a good tension for Drop D tuning. After trying various sets, I settle on this one. The 52 for the low D feels very good, and having more tension on the strings means I get tighter sounds.
I am lucky enough that I don't sweat much, and it doesn't corrode the strings fast. For this reason, the strings remain usable for a month/two with good sound. If you sweat a lot, or if your sweat is highly acidic, these might not be for you.
Overall I'm very happy with the performance of the strings, and having the 3-pack means I'm saving on each set, which is always nice! I would highly recommend these strings if you play in similar conditions to mine. If you mainly stay in standard E, I would go with 9-46!
I bought these strings, as I wanted to experiment with Open C (CGCGCE) tuning on my electric guitars. As Devin Townsend is one of the best known users of this tuning, it seemed a good idea to use the same strings that he uses (apparently). This set does seem to keep a good tension over all the strings in Open C and this is on both Gibson (SG) and Fender (Tele) types of guitars. I will buy again.
I use these for drop D and Standard tuning on an Ibanez RG guitar. I like the strings to feel quite tight on the fatter strings and these do while the higher strings are nice and easy to bend. They can also manage Drop C# although begin to feel a tad loose on the thinner stings for my liking. (obviously the feel will differ a bit from guitar to guitar)
They are also pretty tough strings... never had one break on me and I keep them on for a good couple of months at a time. The tone does get a bit dull after a while but so does every other major brand string I have used (I don't clean them which probably doesn't help)
Have purchased other brands and the small string snapped each time I tried to put it on. Decided to spend a bit more and get these. No problems all string when on without snapping. Guitar sounding great. Would recommend.
The best string brand out there !!!. I moved up from their 9 -46 pack largely as I wanted to start using drop tunings. This pack js ideal for this as you don't get and flappiness in the bottom end and top strings still comfy for bending