Or am I just a bit compulsive?
I don't mean brand so much, i mean things like guage, constuction, materials? they can make a big difference. I spent a while playing around with all these factors, and here's what i ended up with.
- I like 10's on 25.5" scales and 11's on 25" scales. If I had a Gibson scale length, I'd probably go to 12's.
- I really like round core strings, but they're too inconsistent when you get into Floyds and clipping bits off etc, my A would never intonate correctly on both guitars with an FR. so they get hex core.
- I like Monels for the Strat (Airy, sparkly and sweet), NPS for the Superstrats (warm but aggressive without losing highend clarity), pure nickels for the Tele (tames the brash highend without losing it and has a good bottom end), and straight stainless for the PRS w/BKP's (brightens it up and aggressive)
- I used to like DR's a lot, now I favour pyramids for the sheer variety of strings they do, for their lifespan and for their price.