I use Ernie Ball strings on all my guitars: I use .10-.46 for standard E tuning, .10-.56 for 7-string standard, .09-.52 for ASP 7-string tuning (the guitars are basically tuned up a whole step with a drop B: 1F# – 2C# – 3A – 4E – 5B – 6F# – 7B) and we add a .70 for the 8th string tuned to F#.more
"How about strings and picks? I’m a devoted fan of Ernie Ball strings— always have been. I use the Skinny Top Heavy Bottom sets, gauged .010–.052. I tune down a half-step—mostly for my voice, because I have a slightly lower register— and I used to play with .011s. But then I grew up and realized I have female hands and I’d have to stop playing in 10 years if I continued using big-boy strings. I don’t have Jimi Hendrix’s hands!"more
"Wanting to improve my vibrato influenced me to switch to Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottom .010–.052 strings, because we tune down to D and I’m able to use my vibrato more effectively and complementary with the thinner strings. But I still prefer the thicker-gauge strings on bottom for bigger, more powerful chords."more
Tried many strings, these are the perfect set for me. The thick low strings really shine with power chords, but the thing high strings allow me to play faster. Last a long time as well
These strings are really good for an overall bright or deep sound. The variety allows for a lot of power within the strings and gives the player a lot more freedom to explore different sounds on a guitar.
These sound great on my flying V guitar, which is actually a cheap Harmony that I painted and modded with DiMarzio humbuckers. That thing wails, and these strings add some nice beef to the power chords. Definitely recommended for all sub-genres of Rock.