Brightest strings possible?

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  1. Mockingbirdmadness

    Mockingbirdmadness All the silly shapes

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    Hey all! Just wondering what your recommendation would be for super-bright strings, cause to my ears, EBs are straight-up dead out of the pack, and D'Addarios sound a little dull. To clarify why I'm asking, most all my local shops have stopped carrying my current main strings (Dean Markley Blue Steels) so I need to go on the hunt for a new string that lives up to the old.
     
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    mniel8195 SS.org Regular

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    Are you using stainless or nickel?
     
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    Mockingbirdmadness All the silly shapes

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    Heyas, edited the original post for clarity, but I'm using DM Blue Steels right now, but I've got two sets of them left and then that's it :/
     
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    Try a pack of stainless steels, or perhaps some Ernie Ball Cobalts? I actually dug the cobalts, even though I hate the regular slinkies - just be warned, they do feel "rough" like stainless steels, and sorta... sticky? It's a weird feeling to describe. And they're gonna be rough on your picks and frets, since it's a harder material - they're the only thing that wore my Clayton ultem picks.
     
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    rokket2005 SS.org Regular

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    Are you tired of Blue Steels? Amazon and Just strings still sell them, probably for cheaper than your local music store.
     
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    Elixir Nanowebs might do the trick.
     
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    Dunlop sells "super-brights". Never tried them myself.
    GHS also makes stainless "progressives".
     
  8. Mockingbirdmadness

    Mockingbirdmadness All the silly shapes

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    Heyas, OP again.

    Used the Cobalts right when they launched and I know 100% exactly what you're talking about. They felt weird and seemed a little lower tension than normal, too. The M-steels kinda fixed this but sweet jesus that price tag for 1-month strings.

    Not really tired of my Blue Steels, just word around the store is they're going under. Could be BS but we, and most of the other stores around town, did clearance them.

    Used the elixirs for a while, back when I was starting out. Quickly relegated them to guitars that are a PITA to string cause they didn't sound right to me.

    I know of the super-brights, and god do I wish that I could get the progressives locally, they sound great.
     
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    Kobalt Insert Brand Name

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    DR Hi-Beam, Dunlop Super Bright, D'Addario ProSteel...

    That's the ones I have off the top of my head. I'm big on DR Strings so I'd say, try Hi-Beams? :)
     

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