One thing that every guitar playing person need to know is to restring the guitar. This past week alone I have two High E Strings broken on my EVH Wolfgang HT.
I had been having trouble with D’Addario EXL120 High E Strings and I’m for now switching back to Ernie Ball Super Slinky (9-42).
I also used D’Addario NS Micro Clip-On Tuner to tune the guitar.
I took my time to restring the guitar and did it right. It really made me appreciate the work that guitar techs do.
Back in June 2018, I took my EVH Wolfgang for setup and maintenance to Paul, a well-known guitar repairman in Southern California. Since the EVH Wolfgang. Paul recommended placing a D’Addario Humidipak in the case where the guitar is stored when not being used.
D’Addario Humidipak is designed to keep Relative Humidity at 45-50% inside the case. Even though it is usually used with acoustic guitars, Paul assured me that it will help maintain my EVH Wolfgang. Especially with its unfinished neck and ebony fingerboard It is necessary to keep it from drying out, which might lead to cracking and fret sprout.
D’Addario Humidipak is based on Boveda’s product which formerly known as Humidipak.
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Sometimes in March 2018, I started using D’Addario strings on my electric guitars per recommendations from two expert guitar technicians. Previously I have been exclusively using Ernie Ball Regular Slinky. It was the first brand of guitar strings that I used on my first electric guitar, a used Gibson SG that I purchased for $150 some years ago.
Personally I do not hear or feel major differences between D’Addario and Ernie Ball strings. All I care the most, the guitar is set-up properly to my likings.
For some reasons I have had three occasions when the EXL120 high E string keeps unravelling at the bridge.
I contacted my go-to guitar expert regarding the issue. He said this issue happened to 9-gauge string but not to 10-gauge ones. He recommend me to contact D’Addario.