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john of MT
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09/23/2023 11:33 pm
#6 Originally Posted by: aliasmaximus

Hey john, what was it that made you switch back to Elixir after your first set of D'Addario strings? I'm just curious because I'm like a caveman when it comes to guitar strings - I can't appreciate the difference between D'Addario vs Martin vs Elixir vs barbed wire.


Sascha

Me too.  Speaking of cavemen...


It was a long time ago but I think I felt the D'Addario strings didn't last as long as the Elixir.  To be sure... it's an old foggy memory. 


When I returned to guitar some years ago after a decades-long layoff I bought a guitar from a good friend.  When I first visited a shop to have it set up, I asked for a new set of strings and, when I didn't respond much past "I dunno" to the question of what brand and gauge, the owner threw a set of Elixir Nanoweb lights, at me.  That's what I've used ever since.


  


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