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    RPS vs. Slinky thoughts

    I've always run Super Slinkys on pretty much every guitar that I have, but after a week or so of playing my new Axis SS, I'm liking the feel of the strings on it. I'm pretty sure they're the stock RPS. It's a slightly beefier feel, but still as flexible as I like them. I'm thinking about stringing up my other Axis with RPS just to see if I feel the same difference there.

    Anyone got thoughts or a preference between the two? Just curious.
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    RPS strings are the same as standard slinkys. The only difference is that the RPS plain strings have reinforcing windings around the ball end (RPS = Reinforced Plain Strings). Any differences you feel are just how that guitar feels compared to your others.
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    Ah. Makes sense. The setup is quite different from what I'm used to.
    My stuff:
    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
    2016 Axis Super Sport Starry Night PDN (11/23/16)
    1988 Fender HM Strat Black
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    SBMM JP70 Trans Purpleburst
    SBMM S.U.B. SB4 Black
    A half-dozen pawn shop beaters no one cares about

    http://mountainkingmusic.com
    http://spychocyco.blogspot.com

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    I always use RPS strings for reliability when gigging, broke too many regular Slinkys. The RPS strings are rock solid.
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    The coated slinkys last even longer, are also reinforced (with titanium wire) and sound and feel virtually identical to standard slinkys/RPS.
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