Online Guides: Guitar Strings

Without strings, guitars and basses produce no sound, yet most players know very little about them.

Welcome to our Guitar Strings Online Advisor.

Without strings, guitars and basses produce no sound, yet most players know very little about them. But modern string technology is a miracle of precision engineering, which we all benefit from when we play any stringed instrument, from the cheapest to the most expensive. This article takes a closer a look the various string types, and tells you how to get the most from them, and how to change them properly.

Our Online Advisor extends over several pages - you can jump from section to section using the index below or the navigation at the bottom of each page.

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Best rated products

  1. Ernie Ball 2225

    Ernie Ball 2225

    In stock
    €6.90
    £6.10
  2. Fender YJM NPS 008-046 String Set

    Fender YJM NPS 008-046 String Set

    In stock
    €6.90
    £6.10
  3. Daddario EXL130

    Dad­dario EXL130

    In stock
    €6.30
    £5.57
  4. Dean Markley 2501B XL

    Dean Markley 2501B XL

    In stock
    €4.74
    £4.19
  5. Daddario NYXL0942

    Dad­dario NYXL0942

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    €11.90
    £10.51
  6. Elixir Nanoweb Custom Light

    Elixir Nanoweb Custom Light

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    €12.80
    £11.31
  7. Elixir Optiweb 19002 Super Light

    Elixir Optiweb 19002 Super Light

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    €12.90
    £11.40
  8. Elixir 12000 Polyweb Super Light

    Elixir 12000 Polyweb Super Light

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    €11.80
    £10.43
  9. Daddario EXL120-10P

    Dad­dario EXL120-10P

    In stock
    €50
    £44.18
  10. Elixir Nanoweb Super-Light

    Elixir Nanoweb Super-Light

    In stock
    €10.30
    £9.10
  11. Daddario EXL125-3D

    Dad­dario EXL125-3D

    In stock
    €16.60
    £14.67
  12. Daddario EXL120-3D

    Dad­dario EXL120-3D

    In stock
    €15.90
    £14.05
  13. Elixir Optiweb 19027 Custom Light

    Elixir Optiweb 19027 Custom Light

    In stock
    €13.90
    £12.28
  14. Ernie Ball 2241 RPS Hybrid

    Ernie Ball 2241 RPS Hybrid

    In stock
    €7.50
    £6.63
  15. Daddario EXL125-10P

    Dad­dario EXL125-10P

    In stock
    €55
    £48.59

Top Brands

  • Dean Markley
  • RC Strings
  • Höfner
  • John Pearse
  • Gibson
  • Sadowsky
  • Dunlop
  • La Bella
  • GHS
  • Optima
  • DAngelico
  • DR Strings

Most popular products

  1. Ernie Ball 2221

    Ernie Ball 2221

    In stock
    €5.40
    £4.77
  2. Martin Guitars MA540T Authentic Treated

    Martin Gui­tars MA540T Authentic Treated

    In stock
    €15.40
    £13.61
  3. Elixir Optiweb 19052 Light

    Elixir Optiweb 19052 Light

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    €11.40
    £10.07
  4. Daddario EXL140-10P

    Dad­dario EXL140-10P

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    £48.59
  5. Daddario EXL110-3D

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    £14.05
  6. Ernie Ball 2223

    Ernie Ball 2223

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    €5.70
    £5.04
  7. Elixir Optiweb 19077 Light/Heavy

    Elixir Optiweb 19077 Light/​Heavy

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    €13.90
    £12.28
  8. Elixir Nanoweb Custom Light Acoustic

    Elixir Nanoweb Custom Light Acoustic

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    €14.70
    £12.99
  9. Ernie Ball 2220

    Ernie Ball 2220

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    £4.95
  10. Daddario XTB45105 Light Top/Med. Bottom

    Dad­dario XTB45105 Light Top/​Med. Bottom

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    €35
    £30.92
  11. Elixir Optiweb 19002 Super Light

    Elixir Optiweb 19002 Super Light

    In stock
    €12.90
    £11.40
  12. Elixir Nanoweb Light Acoustic

    Elixir Nanoweb Light Acoustic

    In stock
    €13.90
    £12.28
  13. Harley Benton Valuestrings BassGuitar Medium

    Harley Benton Val­ues­trings Bass­Guitar Medium

    In stock
    €4.90
    £4.33
  14. Elixir Optiweb 19027 Custom Light

    Elixir Optiweb 19027 Custom Light

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    €13.90
    £12.28
  15. Daddario XTE1052 Light Top/Heavy Bottom

    Dad­dario XTE1052 Light Top/​Heavy Bottom

    In stock
    €11.90
    £10.51