"Stringed instruments are quite possibly the most widely-played category of instruments in the world. Every culture and style has its own members of this family, from the versatile guitar to the fun-loving ukulele to the southern banjo. As many differences as there are between them, there is one thing that all of these instruments have in common: the need for an excellent set of strings in order to sound their best.
There are tons of instrument strings to choose from, which may be a bit daunting, especially if this is your first time searching for new strings. The good news is that you can let go of that anxiety and relax: it's actually pretty simple! Start by narrowing the selection down by instrument. Whether you play the guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele or even a dulcimer or autoharp, there's a set of strings here for you. All you have to do is think about what you're looking for in a string to keep narrowing the selection until you find the perfect set.
In fact, part of owning any stringed instrument is the process of trying out different strings to discover which ones create your favorite sound. In light of that, don't be afraid to pick out a few different sets for some experimentation. Even different brands can have subtly different sounds in two otherwise similar sets, so feel free to give them all a shot. You'll find all the usual names in strings here, including Elixir, Dean Markley, Fender, GHS, DR, Ernie Ball, D'Addario and more.
When it comes to instrument strings, the bottom line is that personal preference plays a huge part in selection. No one can tell you what the best strings are for your instrument: it depends on your playing style, experience level and, above all, the feel and sound that you personally like best. So go ahead and dive in - no one's more qualified than you are to decide when you've found the right set of strings."