Topic: Elixir strings
I’ve been playing a lot lately every day, practicing hybrid picking, and have been going through strings like crazy. It seams like I could change strings every 2 weeks or so. I wash my hands before I play but it doesn’t seam to help much, or maybe it’s the soap residue that’s killing my strings. I’ve used D’addario 10s for ever.
I tried Elixir strings a long time ago on my acoustic and loved the way they last but didn’t care for the way they sounded duller to me. I see now that there are multiple types of Elixir strings and I just put a set of Polyweb 9’s on my No1. I noticed when changing strings that with the coating 9’s appeared no smaller than the tens I was removing. In fact, the wound strings appeared slightly thicker. That said they definitely play easier, and bend easier. They do sound slightly different but not in a bad way. So far I’m very impressed, I’ll know in a month if I’m still this happy with them I’ll probably switch all of my guitars to them.
Have you tried these strings?
What’s your experience with them?