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SIT Strings S1046 Power Nickel Electric Guitar Strings  

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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 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (5)
    • Back-up (4)
    • Concerts (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (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.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not what you think!!!

    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...Read complete review

    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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    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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          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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              5.0

              no more boomers

              By john-F89Ki

              from Wisconsin

              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!

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