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SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings

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Gauges: 10-13-17-26PW-36-46. Nickel-plated cover wrap over high tempered "Swedish-Steel" hexagon core. This is SIT's brightest electric guitar set. G...Click To Read More About This Product

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The brand name says it all. Strings that Stay In Tune!

Gauges: 10-13-17-26PW-36-46.

Nickel-plated cover wrap over high tempered "Swedish-Steel" hexagon core. This is SIT's brightest electric guitar set. Good for all different applications and uses.


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SIT StringsS1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.4

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Long life (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (7)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best out there

I've used these strings since I started playing nearly 5 years ago and I stray from them once then pu them back on 2 days later. Theses strings are not only amazing for the...Read complete review

I've used these strings since I started playing nearly 5 years ago and I stray from them once then pu them back on 2 days later. Theses strings are not only amazing for the crazy cheap price but they are good for any price. I use a Schecter hellraiser FR and everyone who uses a floys knows it can play hell with strings. Theses don't even flinch. I used Ernie's and Di's and nothing holds up like these do. I have yet to have them break on me and over all the years I've used them I only got 1 bad pack with one bad string in it. I used to buy the ones made for Floyed Rose from a local shop but i was paying 25 a pack until they added them on here for this great low price. I suggest these strings highly not only for people with Floyds but for every guitar. Bend whammy do what ever you want. As long as your guitar isn't messed up you will never have a tunning issue.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Crappy, don't buy

Well i got a set of these strings less than a week ago to replace 2 that i'd broken. At first i was thrilled with the quality and the sound. However i did have...Read complete review

Well i got a set of these strings less than a week ago to replace 2 that i'd broken. At first i was thrilled with the quality and the sound. However i did have to tune my strat about 12 times within a half hour of putting the strings on. Well getting to the point i've only had them for mayb 5 days and already one has broken. And it was in tune (not to tight) and i wasn't playing very roughly. DO NOT BUY THESE STRINGS. they do not last. I don't plan on buying them ever again and i wouldn't recommend it to anyone that doesn't want to replace them in a few days.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No problem

By Zagatron1

from DC

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Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

I got a free set of these strings with a guitar I purchased a few years ago, and I've been hooked ever since. Up until that time I've never heard of them. Now,they're the only strings I use. I don't have any problems with the SIT strings at all. I broke the "0.10" string once, but I don't look at that as a problem, as thats liable to happen with any brand string under whatever conditions. I just used the extra "0.10" string that's supplied with the set! Yes,they give you an extra one. Point is, "They suit me just fine"! SIT strings are my brand of choice. "No problem"!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best out there

By Schecter93

from Milton, PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

    I've used these strings since I started playing nearly 5 years ago and I stray from them once then pu them back on 2 days later. Theses strings are not only amazing for the crazy cheap price but they are good for any price. I use a Schecter hellraiser FR and everyone who uses a floys knows it can play hell with strings. Theses don't even flinch. I used Ernie's and Di's and nothing holds up like these do. I have yet to have them break on me and over all the years I've used them I only got 1 bad pack with one bad string in it. I used to buy the ones made for Floyed Rose from a local shop but i was paying 25 a pack until they added them on here for this great low price. I suggest these strings highly not only for people with Floyds but for every guitar. Bend whammy do what ever you want. As long as your guitar isn't messed up you will never have a tunning issue.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    20+ years and no complaints. I've probably bought over 300 sets and I keep coming back.

    By guitarpicker7

    from Ohio, lower left corner

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    Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

    I keep 14 guitars going. SIT strings make it easy to keep the strings in playing condition at a price I can actually afford. SIT manufactures a wide range of string types- I wish MF offered more selections, especially the Stainless Steel, which are the best bright string I have ever gotten my fingers on.
    You can't buy better at any price. The sound is just right- I love bright and twangy highs with solid lows
    Never a complaint about these strings! Totally Consistent Intonation. Great sound. Excellent string life. Outrageously good price. Even after changing to other brands, I always come back to SIT.
    $4 for a full set is an incredible budget-friendly deal.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Appropriately Named Strings

    By Flying V Freak

    from Macon, GA

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    Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

    I have been playing guitar off and on for 20 years and have tried most brands of strings. Until I recently purchased an LTD guitar I had never heard of S.I.T. Strings. My new LTD(with Floyd Rose) came equipped with 9-42 Power Wound strings. It also had a tag attached to a tuner with instructions to log onto the S.I.T. website for a free gift, which arrived about 10 days later and was a set of strings. I've had my LTD for almost a month now and play it daily and have yet to change strings, simply because they don't need to be. These strings are that damned good. I mean I have really worked the strings on my LTD with massive bends and dive bombs and they do exactly what the company claims -- they Stay In Tune! I only hope that I can find these babies at a local music store cause they are definitely my string of choice now. I plan to try all the different alloys that they make, but I love these Power Wounds!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AMAZED

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

    I bought these at my local music store because they were on sale (2 sets of strings, 3 .50 picks, SIT's orange oil polish and conditioner which does wonders for your guitar, and a polishing guitar.) now I was a true believer and user of Ernie Ball's but, after putting these on, I immediately noticed how much better they felt than the Ernie Balls...then hearing them through my amp, I was even more impressed with the sound. Definately will continue to buy SIT strings. and, although I never had trouble with strings really going out of tune, the people that are complaining about strings dieing quickly, breaking, or falling out of tune, have probably set their strings up wrong, or not took care of them. simply read the instructions on the back of the package or maybe even youtube the proper way to install strings (increases life, less chance of breakage, holds tune, AND, you won't have to tune your guitar a dozen times when you 1st put the strings on)

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My Favorite Strings!

    By Stue Pedasso

    from Akron, OH

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

      I was never big on the "stay in tune" selling point of these strings...but they do for the most part....usually if people have issues with them staying in tune it is a guitar issue. I have never been a fan of the "twang" and metallic sound of new strings. Strings always sound better when broken in. These sound broken in (not dead or flat sounding) right away...I love the sound of these strings and have been using them for over twenty years on FR and fixed bridges.

      (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not what you think!!!

      By Bluesman21

      from Oceanside CA

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Breaks Easy
        • Cheap Materials
        • Inconsistent Strings
        • Not Consistent
        • Poor Quality
        • Poor Tone Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

          These strings definitely do not stay in tune. I would not recommend these strings to anyone due the the poorly constructed strings wound process and the very dead sounding strings. These strings may be the worst string I have ever put on my instrument and will never buy these again. Don't waste your money because they don't stay in tune at all. Don't fall for the cool slogans these are junk.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          proud endorsee of SIT strings

          By wailin jim

          from Chicago

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Reliable And Efficient
          • Strong

          Cons

          • None Comes To Mind

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

          Very satisfied playing SIT strings for electrics and acoustics over the past several years. Works well either on studio gigs or strenuous concert touring. The phosphor Bronze sets offer great tonality for acoustic chores. The electric sets hold amazingly in tune by heavy bending and pulling on BLUES track solos. SIT strings became an essential part of my arsenal.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Real deal

          By Tank

          from Georgia

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

            I've been using Gibson strings and was not satisfied with all the streach I was getting. I soldered the acher end of these SIT strings like I normally do on all my re-stringing and the next day I was thrilled to find my guitar still in tune. I didn't even have to per-streach these new strings. Just like the name SIT (stay-in-tune).

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love your guitar today!

            By Ampbox

            from MD, USA

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

              If you were to ever compile a list of the best electric guitar strings available, then S.I.T. Power Wound strings would have to be in the Top 3. So, if you're shopping for strings to experiment with then you MUST consider these.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              no more boomers

              By SteveG

              from Wisconsin

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              Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

              I have been using ghs, ernie ball and other strings (mostly ghs boomers)for 20+years. I am very impressed with these strings and have put them on all my guitars. I get effortless harmonics,even on the guitars that I don't play or change strings that often on. Awsome strings!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The Greatest!

              By Matt-VmWlV

              from ---

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              Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

              I have used Ernie Ball, D'Addario, and DR black beauties but these strings are the best! The stay in tune the greatest and the tone is great. These are my 1st choice of strings.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Just Plain Good

              By SeaBass4Lunch

              from Baltimore, MD

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              Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

              I have a small collection of affordable hollowbodies. (My fave is an Ibanez AK-95 (solid spruce top, flame sycamore sides and back), Ibby pups, standard jazzbox stuff. I stumbled onto SIT "Jazz Lights" 5 years ago. The strings make the Ibby come alive, as it does great things for my Epi ES-175 reissue, too. While they're not the S1046 Power Nickel, they are first cousins, and bring out the voice in my guitars better than any of the other major string mfg's. Actually, the only other string that comes close to the SIT's is a Thomastik-Infeld jazz bebops that cost about 3x as much per set.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Consistancy Is King

              By Tod Moses

              from Barre, VT

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              Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

              These strings are made in my home town of Akron Ohio. I moved away more than twenty years ago and sort of lost track of them. I am glad that I found them again. There is no "perfect string" since like most other things it is a matter of opinion, but I can tell you what you will get out of the SITs. Consistant tone from begining to end, of thier life cycle. If you want that real jangly tone, and a strings that have to be changed constantly to maintane that tone then these are not for you. If you prefer a more consistant well rounded string and don't mind sacrificing a little high end theses are simply the best . I have them on my Xtone with a Bigsby and from one playing to the next from begining to end they only need a slight retuining. It you are using any kind of tremolo you realy should consider these.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              SIT S1046 power nickel electric guitar strings

              By Danny Newman

              from Virginia

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              Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

              Overall, I love these (SIT) strings and their quality and their value is unbeatable at Musicians Friends prices.
              These have been my favorite strings for along time. Once they are stretched properly, they tend to stay in tune very well. Great sounding strings. This is the only brand I buy.
              These are really great quality guitar strings. Have used them a long time and love them. The tone seems to last a long time, also.
              The price Musicians Friend charges for these strings is fantastic. If I would buy them locally, the would cost $8.00 to $10.00 per pack or more. There is abslutely no complaints from me about the value of the strings when bought at Musicians Friend.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              TOTALY SLAY

              By YaY I like chicken!

              from Ohio

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              Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

              I Just bought 3 set of SIT Power Steel strings (not these) and they are the best strings I have used in 17 years of playing. I absolutely hate the "tiny" sound of new strings and usually beat the heck out of them for a few days so they mellow out...and I use the strings until they break before I change them. These, however, have that broken in feel and tone right out of the pack. They are fuller sounding that other strings and they just feel and sound better. Hands down the best strings out there and I've tried em all.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Buy

              By Step Hen L.

              from Byfield, MA

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              Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

              I recently bought a used Epi Dot at a local music store, and the guy who I bought it from said he had'nt had the time to re-string, tune-up or even clean the guitar. So besides getting the guitar for an amazing price, he told me to grab 2 sets of these strings for free (as well as said any future repairs are free!!!) I put them on that day, and jammed along on my birthday while the power was out!These strings are the best I've ever used! I've used Fender Bullets, Ernie Balls, Diadario's, Dean Markley Yngwie Malmsteen and Elixr's, and these $4 strings beat them all! As the name suggests, they stay in tune for days. I plug it into a tuner (granted, the strings are 2 months old as of May 1st) that measures to the 7th of a note, and normally after 2 days the strings are 1/7th of a note off. Thats barely audible! For $4, there are no better strings on the market. They bend like a dream, perfect for my blues style, but they also have depth to them, unlike some hollow sounding strings cou*Dean Markley Yngwie Malmsteen signature strings*gh. I'll never use any other strings!

               
              5.0

              LOVE LOVE LOVE!

              By Jesse James

              from Denver, CO

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Stays in Tune
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

                I have been using S.I.T. strings exclusively for nearly fifteen years. I have tried lots of others (Ernie Ball, D'addarrio, Fender) and NOTHING matches these strings. They stay in tune from second number one and are very slow to drop out of tune; other brands I have used require a "break-in" period of several hours while re-tuning every five minutes or so until they reach a sweet spot and sound great until they start to get dirty and crud up. S.I.T. strings sound great and hit that tuning sweet spot right away - no break-in period needed. The strings are strong and long-lasting; the company includes an extra 1st and 2nd string (the two smallest) in every box of strings in case you break one. I have a history of breaking one or both of these strings with other brands; I have a pack of about twenty S.I.T. 1st & 2nd "extra" strings because I have NEVER broken an S.I.T. string in fifteen years of playing with them. I do not plan on ever using another brand of strings on ANY of my guitars (bass included).

                 
                5.0

                Been using these for years

                By Duba

                from South MIssissippi

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

                  Great for blues and gospel

                   
                  4.0

                  Warm and Long-Lasting

                  By thombrogan

                  from northeast

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                  Pros

                  • Little To No Breakin Time
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • Could Have Been Brighter

                  Best Uses

                  • Noodling
                  • Practicing
                  • Rocking Out In Livingroom

                  Comments about SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

                  Got a set of these and replaced the 6th string with an 0.048" one to match the Willie Adler Signature set (at a lower price).

                  As a lifelong Ernie Ball user and current Dunlop fanboy, it was very pleasing to have a set of strings that was immediately ready for use on tuning. About 1.5 windings around the tuning peg on the wound strings and about 2 windings around the tuning peg for the plain strings and they were ready for takeoff.

                  What surprised me most about these strings was that they, well, they Stay In Tune. I spent hours bending and thrashing away trying to get the strings to go out of tune and it took a LOT of work to get them just a little out of tune.

                  What disappointed me was that if the strings had much more than the windings mentioned, they would go out of tune with ease. Had to restring that 6th string to remove slack (afterwards, it was all E all the time). Also, the strings are quite warm, so they needed help on a mahogany guitar (help with more brightness is always a Dunlop 477P505 Primetones pick away).

                  Still, though, a semi-finicky warm string that is ready before the excess is nipped off the tuning pegs and stays in tune through hours of ham-handed idiocy is a very nice string.

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