Mudcat Café message #496111 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36083   Message #496111
Posted By: mooman
01-Jul-01 - 06:53 PM
Thread Name: Elixir Guitar Strings
Subject: RE: BS: Elixir Guitar Strings
Since I tried Elixir strings I will use no other on my fingerpicking guitar and mandolin as both instruments are bright already. I like the sound of the Elixirs on these instruments and they last for ages (more than one year on my fingerpicking guitar which is used for at least an hour daily, except for changing the top two unwound strings, with no really discernable loss in tone). This is just as wll as they are very pricey here in Belgium.

On my other guitar which I use mainly for rhythm playing and jazz, the Elixirs just do not sound right and I stick with D'Addario phosphor bronze on this.

There have been acouple of threads on this topic. Here is one and here is another.