Do You Love Elixers?

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  1. Opj77

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    My new Yammy came with Elixer 80/20’s. I’ve only got maybe an hour or two on them but I don’t really know what to make of them. I’ve never bought a set of them. They are are BRIGHT. Do Elixers stay this bright until they go dead or do the settle in as do uncoated strings? What guitar do you love them on?
     
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    I hate them. Taylor’s come with them and I cut them off as soon as I’m home. I can’t stand the slickness of them and the fundamental seems to not ring out as full as with uncoated strings. I have no problem with acidic sweat or corroding strings so uncoated strings work fine for me. I change strings on acoustics every two weeks or so since I like fresh strings.
     
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    Agreed. Except the Taylor part. I only let Martins in. :D

     
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    I use them on my Taylor acoustic.
    I do not like them on electric.
     
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    My strings don’t need no condoms!
     
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    I don't like coated strings.
    I tried elixirs and daddario and I don't think I will try any more.

    To me (my ears) when new, they don't sound quite as good as regular strings do. And I don't think they last that much longer than normal strings.
    At least not twice as long, as they are about twice the price.

    Oh, I'm referring to acoustic guitar strings.
    I couldn't imagine putting them on an electric.

    And I don't have sweaty hands or acid fingers. I know some people do, so for them I guess it makes sense
     
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    They're great if you have a son with sweaty hands, and a largish fleet of guitars. There's a new model, Optiwebs, which I'm going to give a whirl. Well, when I say new, introduced just a few year ago. They supposedly have a more 'natural' (i.e. non-coated) feel and tone.
     
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    I like Elixirs. The 80/20 bronze strings are pretty bright. I have the Phosphor bronze strings on my Larrivee L-09. I like the tone, and the extended life. I don't care for the sound of dead strings.
     
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    Like Cali Dude, I like the Elixir's on my Taylor, but I also use the Phosphor-Bronze instead of the 80/20 bronze. I have tried the Elixir Optiweb strings on my guitars, but I honestly don't think they will be my go to string for the electrics.
     
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    Dunno... all I use are D'Addario half-rounds.
     
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    Absolutely. Uncoated strings here in the moist PACNW will turn black and degrade in a hurry.
     
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    80/20 bronze are bright with a short window to record and enjoy them.

    Phosphor bronze are the string for me.
     
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    I have the elixir nanoweb 80/20 on my rosewood Yamaha, because it’s warm to begin with.
    I have elixir nanoweb phosphor bronze on my Taylor GS Mini Koa, it’s bright enough on its own.
    I like to try different strings once in awhile though.
     
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    I tried a set. They didn't stay on for long
     
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    I don’t hate them, but I have zero use for them.
     
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    The only good thing about them is their longevity so the only real reason to have them is if buying an extra couple of sets of strings a year is an important financial consideration for you.

    I’d rather eat ramen a couple of nights a a week and play what I want
     
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    I like Elixirs. Uncoated strings need to be changed after about a week, while a set of Elixirs lasts about a year.
     
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