The Only String I'll Use From Now On
I've been playing D'addario strings ever since I saw their ad featuring Dave Mustaine in 1994. I was only a teenager at the time and I wanted to use the same gear my musical heroes were using. I've since come to realize that they're the most consistently reliable "bang for buck" strings on the market. I've strayed from time to time but I always come back to D'addario because I experience almost none of the issues that I always seem to experience with other brands. They keep their tone longer. They don't break with normal use, whereas some brands' strings break before you even get them tuned to pitch. They sound great and they're reasonably priced as well. The last time I bought strings, I bought Gibsons, specifically made for humbucker-equipped guitars. They're okay, but they're just not XL's. The tension's a little too tight as well. After having them on for about a week, I took them off and replaced them with a set of XL's I had in my gig bag. I'll be buying a 3-pack of XL's from Sweetwater very soon. I can't see myself switching, except maybe to NYXL's.