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    Paradigm Strings

    Hi All,

    Just wondering if you can help me. I have been using Paradigm 10-46 on on my US Strat for the last 5 months and it's eating my frets. I love the strings but they are killing the frets to fast for my liking. Do SS frets which are meant to be coated (Ernie state this) really wear this fast??

    Can any of you recommend strings which will feels close what I'm using which will be softer on the guitar. I used Nickle wound D'addarios before this.

    Any advice would be great.

    Riley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley View Post
    Hi All,

    Just wondering if you can help me. I have been using Paradigm 10-46 on on my US Strat for the last 5 months and it's eating my frets. I love the strings but they are killing the frets to fast for my liking. Do SS frets which are meant to be coated (Ernie state this) really wear this fast??

    Can any of you recommend strings which will feels close what I'm using which will be softer on the guitar. I used Nickle wound D'addarios before this.

    Any advice would be great.

    Riley
    Hi, Riley. This is the first time I've heard of this particular issue, I'm contacting our string design team to see if this has been an issue for anyone else, and why it may be happening. Please give me a little time and I will figure out how to help you, thanks so much for trying out Paradigm strings!
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    Once you re-fret your guitar with stainless steel frets you'll be fine anyway
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    I also am getting fret wear on my stainless steel frets. I had zero fret wear until after 6 sets of Paradigm Strings. I will never use these strings again!!
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    Yeah.. uh.. I hate to tell you this, but while stainless steel wears much less than Nickel Silver, it still wears. The higher tensile of the strength may also involve an increase in hardness.

    Frets, like strings, are consumable parts of the guitar.
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    Oh really......
    Point is the Ernie Ball Paradigm Strings are wearing the frets excessively because they are much harder than the frets.

    I Hate to tell you this.... but I am a guitar Tech for over 25 years in several music stores and a Pro guitarist for over 55 years..

    I am just saying there is a problem with the hardness of the strings compared to other strings......

    Thanks anyway for the quick reply.
    Last edited by Ski; 04-06-2019 at 06:04 PM.

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    Hi Ski,

    If you have specific concerns you should absolutely reach out to EB customer support and discuss it with them. They're here to support their products and help you out.

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