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Author Topic: Ernie Ball Custom Gauge Stainless Steel Regular Slinky, #2246  (Read 1274 times)

Offline ArtDAdamo

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Ernie Ball Custom Gauge Stainless Steel Regular Slinky, #2246
« on: August 03, 2012, 07:48:45 PM »
I've tried many strings on my Fly Classic.
The ones that seemed to me to make a surprising improvement in sound are
Ernie Ball Custom Gauge Stainless Steel Regular Slinky, #2246
(10,13,17,26,36,46)
If you looking for a different sound, you ought to give them a try.
 

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Re: Ernie Ball Custom Gauge Stainless Steel Regular Slinky, #2246
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 08:44:25 PM »
IMHO they are the best strings for me. Ive used others over the years, but EB's are great! Have them on all my guitars.

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Re: Ernie Ball Custom Gauge Stainless Steel Regular Slinky, #2246
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 11:14:47 PM »
are stainless steel strings harder on frets than nickel strings?
 

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Re: Ernie Ball Custom Gauge Stainless Steel Regular Slinky, #2246
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012, 03:13:04 PM »
Good point. I've read, stainless steel strings are harder on normal frets.
Makes sense if stainless steel is harder than normal fret wire.
But flys have stainless steel frets, so I don't believe that would be a problem for them.
 

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Re: Ernie Ball Custom Gauge Stainless Steel Regular Slinky, #2246
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2012, 10:13:08 PM »
Flys have hardened SS frets. No fret that I'm aware of has that. That makes 'em Supa fricken hard.
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Re: Ernie Ball Custom Gauge Stainless Steel Regular Slinky, #2246
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2012, 12:57:48 AM »
Yes, stainless strings are harder then nickel wound and will wear a normal nickel silver fret faster.  Even stainless steel strings are no match for the super hardened stainless steel frets on a Fly.

As far as the selection of EB Slinky strings on a Fly - watch out unless you really like your strings to feel "super slinky" when bending.  This is because a Fly already makes any string set feel more slinky due to the design of the nut/headstock (and to some extent the bridge).  On a Fly almost all of the total string length (from machine head to the bridge string hole)  is in "play".  By this I mean that when you bend a string on a fly you have almost the entire length of the string involved.  Compare this to many guitars that have very sharp breaks/angles at the nut and bridge.  These designs effectively reduce the length of the string that has any play in a bend and therefore feel "stiffer".

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 03:20:49 PM »
fwiw-i have already worn out one 96 deluxe fret wise...not cool, so using stainless strings does not make sense to me.  i would like to know which strings are the softest?

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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2012, 08:12:00 AM »
Really?  Wow, that's surprising.

Anyhow, nickel would be the softest, but that only counts for the wound strings.  All plain strings are steel to my knowledge.  I've never seen any fret wear from strings 1-3 on my Flys.

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« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2012, 08:17:52 PM »
well... i was playin alot in the mid/late nineties.  fret wear for me is primarily low on the neck, top three unwound strings, so what are the softest all steel strings?  is that true then that those top three are always steel????