Ibanez M80M replacement strings?

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  1. Velokki

    Velokki GAS station

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    Hey guys, the time has come to change the strings on my M80M.

    Now, the only problem seems to be that at Thomann, there is a review saying that these official strings are too short:
    https://www.thomann.de/fi/ibanez_iegs8_e_guitar_string_set_009.htm

    And it's not hard to believe, since the M80M is a monster at its 29.4 scale length.

    What strings have you been putting in your M80M? I do like the factory tension, so the .009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042/.054/.065 set would be ideal for me.

    Thanks!
     
  2. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    They should be re-branded D'Addario strings with a length of 1 meter. The reviewer is mistaken.

    EDIT: So looking at the part number, you might want to go with IEGS82, as it's specifically marked "long scale". I still think the regular set should work, as I was told they're just D'Addario strings, but if you want to be extra sure it wouldn't hurt to go for the "long scale" set.
     
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    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    I never had a problem with Ernie Ball strings on my M8M.
     
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    karjim Set the World Afire

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    Ive tried d addario Eball DR, eveything is fine dont worry
     
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    Order individual daddario strings from juststrings.com or if you can get them from a local music shop.

    I don't know why they cut the taper so short on 8 strings sets, but the individual strings are just fine.

    The pic below is how much taper is left with the farthest tuning peg (4th string) as an example.
     

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