Stringjoy Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings

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  1. gjohnson441496

    gjohnson441496 Senior Stratmaster

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    Going through strings. GHS Boomers 11's sound great on the strat, but I put them on the Silvertone 1449 and they had no tone. D'Addario 11 balanced set sounded slightly thin but bearable. So, I decided to try a local company that hand wound their strings. Put em on, stretched them properly, and after about 2 hours of practice they were still in tune. Furthermore, Stringjoy strings are, hands down, the best sounding strings I've heard so far. They are very supple too. Reminds me of how the Thomas-Infeld powerbass strings on my bass feel. I bought a set of balanced 10 - 48 for the Silvertone 1449, and a set of balanced 11 - 50 to put on the strat tomorrow. The Stringjoy's are suppose to be able to keep their tone long. That's yet to be seen, but so far I'm digging the sound, feel, and intonation.

    https://www.stringjoy.com
     
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    Offshore Angler Senior Stratmaster

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    Well, the dirty secret of the guitar industry is that only a couple of people actually make strings. It's all branding after that. Chances are high that they are the same as all the others you use.
     
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    gjohnson441496 Senior Stratmaster

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    They aren't. They're local here in Nashville. I've met the owner. They're the real deal. You should try a set.
     
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  4. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Member

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    I would, but I don't see any ground wound (semi-flat) strings on their site.
     
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    I use them for my specialty hybrid bass/guitar strings. Usually between 70s and 85s
    All good experiences.

    As far as regular sets, musicians gear makes good electric strings for dirt cheap, so I go with those.
     
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    gjohnson441496 Senior Stratmaster

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    Yeah, they don’t have a lot of choices but the ones they make have lots of tone, at least the ones I bought. I now find all five switches on my strat useful.