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Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by MattMcEwen, Mar 16, 2019.
Anyone use them? Just trying my first set today. Pretty nice so far.
I use DR 11-50 vintage pure nickel blues on my 5420t and I love them. I tried them after hearing from other GT members about how they liked them. Also they are made in USA.
I use DR Pure Blues as well, 10s on solid bodies, 11s on hollow
Well, all nickel vs. nickel over steel hex core strings . . . for an electric . . .
- hollow or semi-hollow (center block or chambered) -
all cases . . . pick-ups maybe pick up the steel core "magnetics" better . . .
. . . jus' sayin' I dunno.
Nickel is a ferromagnetic metal and works quite well for guitar strings. It's also the "Ni" in AlNiCo magnets
I've tried D'Addario EPN-115 pure nickels a few times. I'm not sure I could tell the difference between them and the EXL-115 nickel-plated steel strings I usually use.
I am an allergic. Good sounding strings, especially on Strats. But I avoid them because of obvious reasons,
GHS Nickel Rockers...best string out there
Nickel over steel strings sound fantastic when you first put them on but they lose their sparkle over the course of 7 hours of play or so. Pure nickel strings retain their warm tone consistently for about 3 times that.
Set your amp up for a great tone with the pure nickel and you don't have to adjust as the strings age.
I use the Ernie Ball pure nickel rock n roll strings. Love them. A much warmer tone to my ears which plays well with my 6120 and vox' tendencies for high end.
I use DR Pure Blues on my Ibanez 335 clone but I prefer the “chimier” tone of D’Addario’s on my 5420. I recently put the D’A Balanced Tension set of 11-50 on on the Gretsch.
Ernie Ball Rock n Roll's is what i use on the electric
I like pure nickel strings for Strats and p90 hollowbodies like an ES-295. Nickel plated steel for Teles and Gretsch
I use Gibson Vintage Reissue pure nickel strings on all my Gibsons. I haven't tried them on anything else yet.
As a man with, probably 50 sets of pure nickel strings in storage, that’s a nightmare thought. I guess there’s worse problems, but that has to be frustrating.
Well stated. I have a set of Thomastik Jazz BeBops which are apparently immortal. Likewise for the Jazz Swings I use on most of my guitars.
I use the Ernie Ball pure nickel Rock & Roll set on my Strat to calm down the brightness a bit. I also think it sounds more like a 60s Strat with those strings. I do think they wear out faster than the standard Ernie Ball sets. I haven't tried them on any of my other guitars because I think they sound good with the standard sets.
I've been considering putting some TI Jazz Swing on my Jet. I tried the D'adario chomes on my Gretsch and took them off in about an hour. I hated them - they were super dead compared to the TI flat wounds that are on my Rickenbacker 330 12 string.
For me they last longer and feel great. They also knock a bit of the treble off but not too much they’re dead.
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The RnR's do wear out fast but i have lot's of guitars and they're cheap so it evens out, love the tone of them.
I have Fender pure nickel strings on my Telecaster. I really like them.
I tried a set of those on my Streamliner, they were nice.
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Yeah I've been using them on my Strat for about 15 years. I don't have a problem if they wear out quicker than the standard Ernie ball sets because they sound really good and like you said the price is fair.