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I pretty much goofed up the url here, as Elixir is mis-spelled in the url. . . . .*sigh* I had to quickly correct the official title, and found that I'd messed it up there too. *gasp* As I'm getting older, my spelling skills are deteriorating rapidly. . .oh well, getting older is growing wiser, I hope.

Anyway, I wrote about strings here. I prefer Elixir, cause I dislike changing strings and tuning up my Santa Cruz. What's your favorite string make and model? Why?

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Comment by Doug Lindhout on November 21, 2010 at 10:44am
I guess I've tried several makes/models, certainly not all of them. I keep coming back to GHS True Medium. Why? I really like the sound my guitar produces with them. I've been trying really hard to play more recently, so my string change rate is about 3-4 weeks. I guess I don't consider that a burden because it gives me an excuse to do an exam of the instrument to ensure all is well. As an example, I put a fresh set on yesterday, and discovered I have some fret wear. Wow, a badge of honor!
Comment by Steve Blanchard on November 22, 2010 at 10:47am
I use Elixir Nanoweb Medium Phospher Bronze. I like the tone of the string and the supple feel. I recently put a set of Martin SP Lifespan with the Cleartone technology on my D-18 Authentic. So far I like the sound. The string is slightly more grabby on the fingers and had a bit more tension in the string than the Elixirs. They sounded great out of the box, but crispness of the new string didn't agree with the guitar for the first 2 hrs....then the y got mellower and I can't seem to find a reason to dislike them. So far so good. I break "g" strings on the Elixirs pretty regularly and I have to buy packs of single string so I don't cannibalize my good sets.

I try to change strings about every 3-5 weeks depending on use. During the summer when I gigging heavy I may change one a week. I generally play 20-30 hrs a week and sometimes in the summer that can go to 35-40 hrs. I like Elixirs and so far I like these Martin strings. If they don't break and the last for a good while, they may become my string of choice. I'd like to try them on my D-18 GE. Both of my guitars are incredilbly balanced and cannons....so I'm picky with my strings. Anyway, enjoy the strings you use if they work for you. Keep picking.
Comment by Wesman Todd Shaw on November 23, 2010 at 12:13pm
Hey, thanks for the comment, Steve. Hey, do you think that you've got a sharp edge on either the saddle or nut of that guitar that you are breaking G strings with?


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