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Discussion in 'Dealer Emporium' started by jbealsmusic, Oct 18, 2018.

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Which sets would you buy?

  1. None. I'm happy with my current strings.

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  2. Extra Light .008-.038

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  3. Light .009-.040

    13 vote(s)
    29.5%
  4. Regular .010-.045

    28 vote(s)
    63.6%
  5. Heavy .011-.050

    19 vote(s)
    43.2%
  6. Extra Heavy .012-.054

    5 vote(s)
    11.4%
  7. Custom

    8 vote(s)
    18.2%
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  1. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    Looking into manufacturing our very own custom formulated strings. Electric guitar only, treated nickel/steel, pre-made sets with calculated balanced tension for reduced neck stress , optimal feel, and consistent (with optional 7th string):
    Extra Light - .008 - .038 (.052)
    Light - .009 - .040 (.054)
    Regular - .010 - .045 (.060)
    Heavy - .011 - .050 (.065)
    Extra Heavy - .012 - .054 (.070)

    EDIT: All pre-made sets will have an optional "dropped" 6th string (thicker 6th string). Regular, heavy, and extra heavy sets would have an optional wound G (18w, 20w, and 21w respectively.)

    Also, custom sets up to as many as 12 strings, any size/combo you need!

    Pre-made sets would be priced around $6-$7 per set. Custom sets vary based on string choices and number of strings. Strings will be available sold individually as well.

    Any interest??

    Future possibility: We're currently working on the math for balanced tension multi-scale sets.

    Edit: Added info asked in later threads.
     
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  2. marcos

    marcos Gold Member

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    Jonathan it would be hard for me to change string company as i have been a die hard user of D'addario for over 30 years .
    I use about 20 sets a year of 10-46 and 9-42. They would have to be same feel and no issues. Let me know when you get some in and i will try them out as i like dealing with you. Top notch service all the time buddy
     
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  3. jdto

    jdto Gold Member

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    I'd try them out (once I run through my current supply :))
     
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  4. Granny Gremlin

    Granny Gremlin Gold Member

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    No option for a wound G aside from maybe the extra heavy set? Custom it is then.
     
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  5. Budda

    Budda Gold Member

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    I feel like im used to unbalanced tension though. Years of 10-52 means Im used to bending with ease and pounding on my low strings.
     
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  6. 9-40 should be 9-42...
     
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  7. As far as interest I will be honest and say no, I have used Ernie Ball Slinky's for at least 30 years, and I am not going to change now. I probably have 30-40 sets in inventory as well.
     
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  8. Scotty

    Scotty

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    Hoarder
     
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  9. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    That's where custom sets come in. You can make any combination you want! :)
    Our sets are designed from the ground up with a perfectly balanced feel in mind (at least, as close as our manufacturer will allow.) 9-40 is correct. You won't believe how incredible it feels. Plus you get the bonus of even tension on the neck. Great to help reduce odd neck warps/twists due to uneven string tension.

    If you want 9-42, you can certainly make a custom set for that. ;)
     
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  10. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    Will have to double check, but I don't think any of them come with a wound G. :(
     
  11. Granny Gremlin

    Granny Gremlin Gold Member

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    Yeah , I said maybe because 20 can be either plain or wound, but usually wound - that’s the threshold for the change it seems.

    What about flats and bass strings ( also flat)? Assuming these you talking about here are nickel ( or hybrid) rounds.

    If custom sets are possible then there would also be singles ? What about bulk packs ( like d’addario does)?
     
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  12. Will the lightest D sub in for a heavy G?
     
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  13. jbealsmusic

    jbealsmusic Occasional CEO Dealer

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    Yeah. I'll have to double check when I'm at the office tomorrow.

    Treated Nickel/Steel Rounds, electric guitar only for first production run. If they are successful then we'll look into more types/options.

    Definitely singles. We deal with dealers and repair shops. They will want LOTS of singles. No plans for bulk packs as of yet. Maybe?
     
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  14. zontar

    zontar

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    I use different gauges on different guitars--so some of those work, but I would probably go with custom-especially if I was looking for new strings for my Epi Mandobird (what I have done was use two 10-46 sets I got free & pick out 4 strings from each & use those--I forget the gauges off the top of my head--but I have it written down.
    Getting a set custom for it would better than buying 2 sets and having 4 strings left over.
     
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  15. Mooh

    Mooh Gold Member

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    10s
     
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