Stringjoy
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John Seetoo
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Naturals | Light Gauge (12-54) Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings
Nov 28, 2016
Stringjoy's Natural Bronze strings are a version of Phosphor Bronze strings that have a clear but balanced voice without the occasional harsh crashy treble that 80/20 strings often exhibit. Very bright fresh out of the pack, they calm down within an hour and then sound great. Easy to play as well, at least on my 25.5" scale Epiphone slope shouldered dreadnought. Hold tune even when bending up above a half step. Impressive.
OdeonMax
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Signatures | Heavy Bottom Super Light Gauge (9-48) Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
Nov 08, 2016
No joke! These strings do feel so much better than anything else. They also seem to retain that snap and new string feeling much longer.
Scott
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Signatures | 8 String Heavy Bottom Medium Gauge (11-90) Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
Oct 23, 2016
As always StringJoy strings are perfect. This is by far my favorite set. The .090 is so much easier to keep in tune and you can get that nice growl out of it since it doesn't sound muddy like light strings. Even sounds great with a Fuzz. I've tried many different sets, brands and gauges, even custom sets. I do a lot of bending because I play mostly blues (yeah blues on an 8 string, crazy!) and I always had problems with the 1st string breaking (over my finger, not the nut or bridge) when bending above the 7th fret because of the 28" scale on my Schecter Hellraiser Hybrid C-8, and it was tough as heck to hit a full step bend, so I went lighter and lighter till I had 8's... just not the tone I wanted and the lighter strings wear out too fast so I was breaking them or stretching them to the point of severe fatigue anyway. I play 12 - 60's on my 6 strings so I was used to that big tone (Also StringJoy). Once I switched to StringJoys, that problem ended. I could bend with no problem. No early fatigue and I could hit those full step bends above the 7th fret easy. I started with 9's then 10's now 11's... now that I am used to those, I might try 12's. Just love that big tone from heavy strings. I can see why Stevie Ray played with heavy strings. Great tone, incredible durability and amazing flexibility without having to re-tune every 15 minutes. By the way, I tune my 8 string 1/2 step down, that 90 on the 8th is a must especially if your scale is shorter than 28" F-Bb-Eb-G#-C#-F#-Bb-Eb I've tuned it down to E before, but it feels weird... Might work better with 13's. I almost would like to try 13 set with a 100 on the 8th. ;)
Alec
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Signatures | 8 String Heavy Bottom Super Light Gauge (9-80) Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
Oct 17, 2016
General review for Stringjoy:

These strings are amazing. My personal favorites by quite a large margin. The low .080 stays nice and fresh sounding for longer than any other brand I tried purchasing from, which is a huge deal to me. I always wondered what the issue with my guitar was, and now I'm thinking it was mostly just the strings. These are also cheaper, and offer free shipping. All sets are also completely customisable. I recommend Stringjoy to anybody that seeks string advice, and all my friends that play guitar. Good job, keep it up, proud of you.
tom
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Signatures | Balanced Light Gauge (10-48) Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
Oct 10, 2016
I pretty much exclusively play custom sets from Stringjoy but these are the one exception. They're just like a typical Light set, but evened out. And that .048 on bottom makes a big difference, no more do I have a floppy unbalanced low E string, and my guitar has never sounded as good.
tom
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Signatures | Custom 6 String Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
Oct 10, 2016
I never would have guess what a difference a custom set of strings could make for me. Once I dialed in the right setup, it was night and day. Thanks for all you do, Stringjoy-ers.
Bryon Sarris (Lead guitar player from the band "Sold-In-Tandem")
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Signatures | Custom 6 String Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
Aug 20, 2016
i just strung 4 out of 5 of my instruments with various sized Stringjoy strings and im very satisfied. Normally buying strings for me is a huge pain in the tailstock and i often let my strings go dead and get really worn out simply because i dont wanna spend a week trying to find a compromise for my strings. since i play a lot of different genres, my favorite being heavy metal...i have keep a guitar tuned to drop A, Open B, Drop C, D standard, a bass in low A and a bass in Drop C so i never encounter a song i cant play on one instrument or another. the problem is that finding strings for all those is near impossible. no other brands seem to grasp what drop-tuning means. The "heavy metal" gauge of most brands is usually an anemic little 60-11 pack that doesn't compensate for that dropped low string being a step lower than the rest. bass stings are always horribly unbalanced and you end up with either floppy low end and a comfortable high end or a mediocre snug low end and the highs are to tight you can cut cheese. you end up buying 2 sets of bass strings for each bass, mixing and matching to get a beefy, even tension across the instrument. for my electric guitars i always had to buy a pack of lights, throw away the 9 and bump them down a slot, buy a pack of bass strings or rob one off the spares from my bass packs to artificially make a super-heavy balanced set for my low tuning. its irritating to have to buy ten packs of strings to string 5 instruments and have a chart on what to string where. its always a week-long event that i dreaded. i was very happy to find Kalium brand who offered the "make your own custom set" until i clicked "checkout". long story short: had to re-order it 4 times, and i had to write 2 very angry letters just to get my strings 2 weeks late and when i put them on...super disappointed. nothing was what i paid for. I did the same exact order with Stringjoy...10 times easier to order, got here on time, no unexpected tapering or undersized strings. exactly what i paid for, no compromises, no hassle, no disappointment. great sound, balanced tension, correct scale and i am never going back to mix-matching packs or driving to 5 different stores. this is the best experience i have ever had stringing my collection and i ended up saving a lot of money. for custom tuning: Stringjoy is by far the best rout to getting what you need. 4 of my 5 instruments will be exclusively running Stringjoy strings and the only reason its not 5/5 is because Martin makes a custom set for standard D that sounds exactly like Asking Alexandria's lead guitar and i buy those when they go on sale. i am considering even switching that next round just for the convenience of it all. i'm rating string-joy 9.9 out of possible 10, and i am a perfectionist to the point of ridiculousness. im debating on what to put the stickers on, first time i ever got string-brand stickers i didnt just immediately throw away.
Bryon Sarris (Lead guitar player from the band "Sold-In-Tandem")
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Custom 4 String Long Scale Nickel Wound Bass Guitar Strings
Aug 20, 2016
I play very heavy tension and always hated how string brands seem to make the low strings too weak and the high strings too tight so ive been buying lights and Extra heavies and mixing them to get a compromised custom set (or buying 5 string lights and throwing the middle string aside). Finally ordered a custom set of 118's from Kalium strings and spent almost 3 weeks trying to get my order cuz the lost it TWICE. when i finally got them...the brass nut-end was freaking necked down to 70 a good 2 inches from the end. i measured the string and it wasn't even a 118, it was a 114. the whole point of getting a 118 was for heavy tension and it was weaker than the 110's i normally got. they never made it right, never sent me what i wanted (which needed to be a 125 or something to compensate for the skinny part) and i was livid. i ordered the same exact thing from Stringjoy but with a 115 cuz i rounded down...easy ordering, no problems, came in the mail on time. my 115 was 115 from the bridge to beyond the headstock nut and it was snug enough to have zero rattle or flop even drop-tuned a step down. nice tone, good clean treble clarity (which you need in a 115 ). In retrospect, i should have maybe gone to a 120 on the top...but that was entirely my miscalculation and Stringjoy was not to blame. they sent me what i asked for and with no complications and now my bass sounds great, ittle sound even better next time i need bass strings and go heavier. im buying my strings here from now on. Definitely gonna go 120, 85, 55 40 for a little more power when i tune to D. im considering 140's for my 5 string as well but not until i wear out the 135's i just got. that custom string thing is perfect for my baritones as well. you can NOT seem get balanced baritone strings anywhere else.
Lane
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Signatures | Custom 6 String Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
Aug 10, 2016
These strings are so crisp and fresh it's hard to handle. If you wanna improve your tone and make those pickups pop and squeel, then buy these damn strings.
Rob
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Signatures | 7 String Heavy Bottom Super Light Gauge (9-60) Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
Aug 02, 2016
Awesome strings. I have a PRS SE 7 (25" scale), and the stock B string was about as tense as a wet spaghetti noodle, especially in Drop-A. Ordered these strings and problem solved! The .062 gauge works great for the PRS scale length, and as a set, these are the most resonant, best feeling and playing strings I've ever used.
James N.
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Signatures | Custom 6 String Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
Jun 26, 2016
These really are good strings. Good feel, good tone, and they have nice longevity, which is always a plus. I bought a few packs a couple weeks ago to try since I use a custom gauge anyway and this seemed like a really convenient way to order some. So far, they play and sound just as good (if not better) than the strings I was using previously. The only reason that I give these a less than perfect score is because I had a few of the high E strings come unwound from the ball end during installation. I always have a bunch of various strings laying around, so it was no big deal. Despite that though, I would certainly order more sets, can't beat the convenience, and the bulk discounts and free shipping are also big pluses!
Jamie
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Signatures | 7 String Heavy Bottom Heavy Gauge (12-72) Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
Jun 26, 2016
I was looking for strings for my 7 string guitar and i couldn't find anything heavier than a .11 anywhere. I found this website on google and saw that they offered custom sets so I had to try them. I went with the heavy 12 set first to see how I would like that thick of a string. The packaging they came in was very nice. They package their strings in twos similar to dimarzio. I really liked the personalized thank you card that came with. You don't see loyalty to customers like that anymore. Stringing my guitar was a breeze. Once they were tuned up I noticed right away how bright they were. I love bright strings. The wound strings weren't too abrasive in my opinion, with the exception of the 7th string, but I expected that from a .070 gauge string. Well, its been two weeks since installing these strings and they are still bright and smooth. I'm terrible when it comes to string care and maintenance so I am impressed these strings managed to stay so clean thus far. Overall, I'm very impressed and will continue to buy my strings from these guys.
Samuel Pilar
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Signatures | Custom 6 String Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
Jun 16, 2016
I used a lot of strings, from Dunlops, GHS, D'Addario, Fender to Ernie Balls, ending on the regular slinky's.

But to me while playing on standard, there was a tiny little bit of tone missing on the first string, and when I'd tune it half step down, it didn't have the tone I wanted at all (something like SRV's Texas Flood)...

So I searched for SRV's strings and I put a set by buying single strings of the strings he used (with the 013 on the first), which was to hard to play for someone like me, who plays around 4-5 times a week, after the first hour.

And then I found out about Stringjoy. I emailed the guys about the problem I was having, and after some discussions, we came up with a very cool set of 11.5, 14, 18p, 28, 38, 52.

The gauge is just perfect to play on both the standard and half step down with a nice tone.

As for the tone itself, is a little darker than the Ernie Balls, which is something I kinda like - gives a bit of Clapton's kind of tone, just rolling the volume a little bit down for maximum and rolling the tone of a little bit.



In general I'm very happy, and I'm going to compare them with the 011 from Ernie Ball, to see what's going to be, but I got a feeling I'll be coming back to this website.
Dylan
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Signatures | Custom 6 String Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
May 29, 2016
Stringjoy is a great company excellent customer service they will help you until your satisfied, the strings are excellent they sound great i has a custom set made for me and it sounds wonderful I never had strings that sound like these. I never thought strings made a difference but I was wrong I give them 5 out of 5 thank you.
zack
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Signatures | Drop Tune Extra Heavy Gauge (13-68) Drop G/A Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
May 12, 2016
Bought these for my six string, tuning down to drop A flat has never felt so tight! tone is brutal and the strings feel amazing.
Quinton
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Signatures | Drop Tune Extra Heavy Gauge (13-68) Drop G/A Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
May 01, 2016
This was my first set of strings by string joy and I don't see any reason not to buy another. These are the perfect set for me. Definitely my go-to strings for Drop A# tuning. The tension feels perfect and the tone is brutal.
Anthony Turco
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Signatures | Balanced Super Light Gauge (9-42) Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
Apr 27, 2016
Perfect in all sorts of ways. Chimey and clear sounding. Really makes my guitar sing the way I want it! The chords seem to just bloom in such a pretty way even with overdrive it just sounds classic and right.
Woodsey
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Signatures | Balanced Light Gauge (10-48) Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
Apr 25, 2016
After years of buying mainstream strings i found these guys, and glad i did. Finally a business that appreciates the customer and delivers more than just a product. A company with great business ethics and nothing says we appreciate your business more than the personalised hand written note in the package!! On top of that the strings are awesome, thanks guys!!
Johnathan Nance
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Signatures | Custom 6 String Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
Apr 18, 2016
Man let me tell you about Scott and these guys at StringJoy. I went from a custom set of 11s, to 11.5s and now I have went back to custom 10s. One reason I switched, Scott was kind enough to calculate the tension on my custom set of 11.5s for my SG, and he suggested a more balanced set. One word: WOW. And I am not exaggerating. The tone clarity is ridiculous, so for all you guys that play clean tones, you're in great company. For all you guys that love sustaining solos, you're in great company. I could not be more pleased with my new custom 10s. So much so, that I'm replacing all of my 11s on my other guitars with this new set I created last week. I dropped the D string down to a .26 instead of the .28 and I have a mild, crisp tone. Its PERFECT chime. My mids and highs are PERFECT, if you're a tone chaser or 'chord guy' you know the importance of how strings affect chord voicing. If you have a compressor in your signal chain, plug in and enjoy the ride. I promise you, Scott and Stringjoy have struck gold here. If you're not sold, I'll buy you a pack myself. Sign up and take advantage of their promo codes while you're at it!



Johnathan Nance
Daniel
Verified Buyer
Stringjoy Custom 4 String Long Scale Nickel Wound Bass Guitar Strings
Apr 02, 2016
Really great strings, nice to play!
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