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Coated strings
« on: May 05, 2009, 12:46:23 PM »
In my time playing guitar, ive noticed that coated strings seem to last longer and sound generally better.
Ive recently begun tuning to B standard and the heaviest coated guage i can find is 52...id much rather have something in the 56-60 range, anyone know any brands that do coated strings this heavy?

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Re: Coated strings
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2009, 09:59:32 PM »
Dean Markley and Ernie Ball have heavier guage strings.
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Re: Coated strings
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2009, 02:33:27 PM »
yeah ive tried both makes, unfortunately my fingers seem to sweat a fuckload or something as uncoated strings always seem to rust up pretty quickly, lookin for heavier guage coateds
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Re: Coated strings
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2009, 05:17:01 PM »
Tried looking into Elixirs, Chubbsworth? I don't know anyone who's forked the cash out for them personally (well, at least Elixir bass strings cost a bit), but I'm under the impression they're considered some of the best strings you can buy.

http://www.elixirstrings.com/products/product_electric.html

Looks like the next gauge up from 52 is 68 though...
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Re: Coated strings
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2009, 05:34:02 PM »
yeah tried elixers, there fucken great but 52 is a bit slack for my liking in B standard. and 68 is just fucked.
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Re: Coated strings
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2009, 08:24:32 PM »
Solution - tune back up to something civilised. Or just change strings regularly and wipe them down after playing, and not just a wipe over the fretboard, I mean get a cloth and grab each string individually while wiping down thoroughly.

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Re: Coated strings
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2009, 11:23:22 PM »
Solution - tune back up to something civilised. Or just change strings regularly and wipe them down after playing, and not just a wipe over the fretboard, I mean get a cloth and grab each string individually while wiping down thoroughly.

i already do this, but they still seem to rust out the arse.

and no, i like the uncivilized nature of B standard  :)
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Re: Coated strings
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2009, 11:36:59 PM »
Solution - tune back up to something civilised. Or just change strings regularly and wipe them down after playing, and not just a wipe over the fretboard, I mean get a cloth and grab each string individually while wiping down thoroughly.

B standard is civilised, especially in the scope of 7/8 string guitars (and 5/6 string basses). :D
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Re: Coated strings
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2009, 06:42:12 AM »
SOLUTION  :headbang:


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Re: Coated strings
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2009, 08:30:04 AM »
A standard is civilized. Use the 68's ya fucken pansy :P. Who needs good intonation anyhow when you can just play sludgy stoner doom.

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Re: Coated strings
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2009, 12:00:31 PM »
nahhh screw 68s, im not sure theyll fit through my tuny thingys anyways. and screw your civility dparker!
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Re: Coated strings
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2009, 02:03:06 PM »
nahhh screw 68s, im not sure theyll fit through my tuny thingys anyways. and screw your civility dparker!

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Re: Coated strings
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2009, 07:44:23 AM »
I just saw on the Ernie ball website that they have titanium coated strings now. They have the not even slinky 12-56's as the heaviest.

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Re: Coated strings
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2009, 10:37:56 AM »
brutal thanks dude
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Re: Coated strings
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2009, 11:02:32 PM »
fuckin hell, just put a set of the titanium 12-56s on, jesus they are nice. thanks for the info dude
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Re: Coated strings
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2009, 07:30:33 AM »
No probs.  If I didn't need a heavier gauge set for B-standard I'd use some myself.

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Re: Coated strings
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2009, 06:50:51 AM »
been offered to try out a bunch of these Curt Mangan strings. Anyone tried them?

www.curtmangan.com

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Re: Coated strings
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2009, 11:00:16 AM »
Use metho to clean your strings. It stops em rusting & leaves a fine coating as well.

For bass players who occaisionally boil strings, soaking them overnight in a sealed container in metho works just as well to restore tone, without the rusting issue.


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Re: Coated strings
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2009, 10:54:01 PM »
Might have to try that.
So what kind of Metal classification would You give to CuntScrape?

I would say Thush Metal.