There isnt a better acoustic guitar string out there so save yourself some time and money and jst slap some of these bad boys on and your on your way to a better sounding guitar! The ONLY downside is that they are a little pricey but the money is well worth it! youll see!
Price: $20.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Mars Music
I play lights on my Dean Exotica BB and it has changed they way my gutiar souds forever! I love them !
They stay in tune and never rust! thats all ya need to know no matter what ya play or how ya play it! these strigs are just honkin' great!
They will outlast any string and Im wil ing to bet that they will still be on my guitar even past your second string change! they should partner up with energizer and make a comercial! cuz im not kidding! these things just keep going and going.......
I usually use D'addario EXP16 coated strings. But I thought I should give Elixirs a try too. I was disappointed. While the Elixirs had less finger noise than the D'addarios and a bit more durability, the sound was horrible. Tinny and much too bright. I went back to the D'addarios.
Price: $15.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sam Ash Music
These strings run from .012 to .053. Ball ends on strings with a special coating that's supposed to reduce finger noise and extend the life of the string. I tried the Polyweb variety, which is supposed to provide a "broken-in" sound from the get-go. (There's also a Nanoweb variety with a thinner coating that's supposed to provide a "brand-new" sound.)
I played these on my Yamaha APX unplugged as well as with a Fender Acoustasonic and through a house PA. Sounded pretty mediocre at best in all cases.
I played these 12 hours a week for 3 weeks. Still had a "like new" sound. But it was a sound I didn't like.
If you haven't tried Elixir strings, now's as good a
time as any. They cost more upfront, sure, but they
make up for it in longevity. Yeah. Great strings.
Price: $20.00 ZAR 240 (new)
Where Obtained: Andy McGibbon's Guitar World
.012 to .053 ball-ended PolyWeb-coated
sumbeaches. Standard in absolutely no way
whatsoever. A little pricy, but you get what ya pay for.
Plus they last "3 to 5 times as long" as conventional
Sound quality. Hmmm... You put them on, they
sound like you've been playing on them for a week,
and they stay that way until you take them off. And
that's a long, long time. I had tried Elixir's electric
strings, but I didn't much like them - not enough
thwop for me. These puppies came standard on my
Taylor Big Baby, and they were old and out of tune.
They got tuned, and they were still old, but jack me if
you couldn't tell the difference. I got a new set put on
as part of the package and I wouldn't use any other
strings on the guitar.
They never sound like new. They sound all played in
and perfect, and they stay that way pretty much
forever. Like a BOSS pedal is indestructable these
strings are long lasting. So there.
No problems with staying in tune either. I took my
first set off like seven months down the line. And that
was really only because of a serious GAS attack. I
knew if I didn't go and buy new strings, I'd have to go
buy a new guitar.
The only thing is that if you play on them really hard,
and with a plectrum, the PolyWeb coating tends to
flake off. It looks ugly, but then so does a Flying V. It
still sounds amazing.