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Thread: Where are all the Extra Slinky strings?

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    Where are all the Extra Slinky strings?

    I've been stringing-up with Extra Slinky (8-38) strings for over 30 years and now I'm finding it really hard to get them from local music shops. Has there been a market shift to higher gauges leaving me behind? I used to use Picato 007s up top but they don't "exist" anymore either. One day I'll order a set of Dunlop Reverend Willy's (7-38) to relive my teens.

    '16 EBMM Majesty 6 Arctic Dream

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    Most likely there's just not a lot of demand for them in your area. I had the same trouble finding 7-string EB sets around here when I got my JP70 a few months ago.

    I played Extras for years, but I just can't get enough chug out of the low end of them to satisfy me anymore. I don't know how Billy G gets his tone with 7s. Clearly he's far more talented than I am.
    My stuff:
    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
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    2010 JP6 Mystic Dream (6/22/10)
    1989 Fender HM Strat HSS Blackstone
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    1995 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
    2017 Taylor 224ce-K DLX Koa
    SBMM JP70 Trans Purpleburst
    SBMM S.U.B. SB4 Black
    A half-dozen pawn shop beaters no one cares about


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