You know you should change your strings when...

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  1. seizure

    seizure Active Member

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    The core is showing.

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    Got these DR Neon colored freebie strings from some bundle deal and figured what the heck let's try them on the old SG. I also noticed the color matches the string colors on the Rocksmith 2014 game.

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    Col Mustard Well-Known Member

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    great shots... they look like lazers or something.
     
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    seizure Active Member

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    ha thanks. all taken with my iPhone camera
     
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    Tony M Well-Known Member

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    Would those make my solos more colorful?
     
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    Pure ridiculousness:applause:
     
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    Tony M Well-Known Member

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    I think it looks cool.
    How do they sound and
    what gauges are they?
     
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    They are colorful all right....those strings would have been fun in the late 60's, I could have stared at them and spaced out.
     
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    Got some on my bass. After a while the paint starts to peel off. See the D string. But all and all they are funky looking and don't sound all that bad.
     
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    They would be perfect for the Zoot Suit range of SGs.
     
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    I prefer the ratty old strings.
    Perfect for soot suit indeed! Good call
     
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    ...well, you can see that many of us prefer a particular sound or feel in the strings
    we use, rather than any visual effect. I will guess that to be a rare consensus on ETSG. But you should change them before they fray or peel IMHO.

    I enjoy your photographs even so. May I suggest that you also get similar colored laces for your sneakers when you perform with this? Also, do they glow in the dark, or look fluorescent in Black Light? I am no stranger to trippy effects.
    But I like to keep mine subtle, so that from a distance no one would
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    The Col. has some of the sexiest axes around!:naughty:

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    There's somethin' about black hardware...
    I gotta go buff somethin' now. :laugh2:
    Biddlin ;>)/
     
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    yeah the strings react to blacklight.

    I don't have a blacklight though to show it off.
     
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    How do they sound? I'd like to put them on my black guitars.
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    They sound fine. I can't say they are better or worst than my usual D'adarrio 9's i used before. My ears aren't that good.

    I do noticed with these DR NEON 10's, I can tune it faster and it's holds in tune better, meaning the needle on my tuner doesn't bounce around as much, it's pretty stable.
     
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    My strings got so worn that they were affecting the innotation (think that how to spell it). Never expected it but it was a welcome surprise considering it could've been a lot more serious
     
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    i spent a few hours on the SG today with the new strings.

    I want to say these Neon strings are more slippery cuz of the colored coating.

    on more than one occasion I had trouble grabbing the strings for bends as the string would "slip" off and such. It did make sliding around on the frets easier. Mostly just having issues bending.

    also I can see some of the color already coming off my high E string where I attack the strings with my pick.

    Either way these are fun strings to have, looks very bright and happy but I probably wouldn't buy another set.
     
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    Dude, those strings came out of the closet!
     
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    seizure Active Member

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    Mhm. why is this happening.

    I wore down those strings already to the core, Seems to be the same spot/same string. Is it the fret?

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    That ONE string on that ONE fret...yeah, it's got to be the fret. I'd have it looked at.

    Also, I saw your post a few weeks back and all I could think was "Someone's about to play some Rocksmith..." Those are the exact string colors in Rocksmith, so yeah. I have a set of those strings, but I haven't tried them yet because I really don't need 'em to play Rocksmith. I might give 'em to a friend if he gets a guitar and starts using Rocksmith to learn how to play. Might help him out.
     

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