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SIT Strings

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.


Quit interrupting your songs to get that errant string in tune. Get SITs today.

 
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SIT StringsS1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.4

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (6)
    • Concerts (5)
    • Back-up (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Warm and Long-Lasting

    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...Read complete review

    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.

    VS

    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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    5.0

    My Favorite Strings!

    By defkon77

    from Ohio

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    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.

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not what you think!!!

      By Bluesman21

      from Oceanside CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      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.

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          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.

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          4.0

          Warm and Long-Lasting

          By thombrogan

          from northeast

          About Me Novice

          Ask me a question

          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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          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.

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            (0 of 1 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).

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              5.0

              Love your guitar today!

              By Ampbox

              from USA

              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:

                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.

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                5.0

                SIT S1046 power nickel electric guitar strings

                By Danny Newman

                from Virginia

                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.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

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

                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.

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                5.0

                Just Plain Good

                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.

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