Topic: Strings - Anyone tried the new Martin "Lifespans"?
OK, so apparently, Martin got smart(er) and realized that the biggest complaint about their strings was that they don't hold tone long enough for the typical player. They bought license/technology from "Cleartone" and have started marketing "Lifespan" strings using said coatings on their strings.
http://www.martinguitar.com/strings/sel … display=21
I bought a set of Medium Phosphor Bronze Lifespans and put them on my D-35. and was impressed with the tone for a couple of days while I was working through the stretching period, but unfortunately had to leave for a week to deal with a death in the family. When I came back, every string was flat. However, they still sound brand new.
Admittedly, they haven't been played much, but my take on these strings is that they may hold tone longer, but the stretch period is also longer.
They're pricey, of course (I paid almost $20), but so far, OK. Just wondering if any of you have tried these strings yet and if so, what is your opinion?