D'addario VS Ernie Ball - Low F Comparison (Ibanez M80M)

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  1. FourFour

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    Did a little A/B comparison with the two strings. Played on an Ibanez M80M which I got recently.

    -The D'addario .65 is surprisingly usable, not too loose at all. But it does have that D'addario metallic sound.

    -The Ernie Ball .70 sounds pretty good, mids are more neutral. String tension is pretty much perfect for Low F tuning. Might wanna go to .74 for the low D though.

    Curious to see what you guys prefer. Not a very scientific comparison but hope this helps.
    (Same settings/setup for every clip)



     
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    I feel like both are very usable, but A has a cool "sheen" to the high end.

    And I use a 70 for my A#, and a 105 for my low F :lol: I dont know how you guys get away with such small strings. They always go out of tune on me
     
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    Thanks for checking them out, Descent.

    I suspect you aren't using a baritone? The guitar I played this on has a 29.4" scale.
    105 for a low F tho... that's a bass guitar my friend hahaha.

    Anyway, sorry for the late reply. Didn't realise anybody responded.
     
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    My 8 is a 28 inch scale. I think I just naturally push/dig too hard. Probably all the deadlifting.
     
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    I'd be curious to see this done with identical gauges - 65 vs 70 isn't a massive gap on paper, but that's a prtty big change in string tension.
     

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