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Thread #100967   Message #2033309
Posted By: Pete_Standing
23-Apr-07 - 08:15 AM
Thread Name: Guitar Strings: Elixir rant - THEY STINK!
Subject: RE: Elixir rant - THEY STINK!
That's what I've heard too biLL (number6). I've been using the nanowebs (standard and PB) on both my guitar and bouzouki for a few years now and expect to get breakages due to retuning in various ways. My guitar has a long scale and I use medium gauge so the tension is pretty high, though recently I have been tuning down a tone for CGCGCD/DGCFAD) (DADADE would be asking for trouble) and using a capo. Whenever I have an important gig to play, I always put on a new set and have never been let down, however during the lean patches, I've left strings on for a few months and still been happy with the tone. They are expensive but I think they are worth it.