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D’Addario’s new EXP coated electric strings

Posted by Jon in • Guitar Accessories, via Guitar Noize
I’ve been using Elixir coated strings on my acoustic guitar for years, sure they don’t sound as bright and twangy as regular Phosphor-Bronze strings but they retain their tone for ages and in the end save you money. I should add that some people prefer this kind of worn in sound anyway so it would be the perfect choice for these people.
D’Addario also make coated Acoustic strings but I found the seemed to dull a bit faster than Elixir, they have however just announced their new EXP electric strings which they claim sound identical to our world famous XLs, they have improved the corrosion resistance, longevity and durability of plain steel strings through an exclusive compound tin-plating process which they say you will not even realise are coated. I am yet to try these but I will certainly be giving them a try to see if this is true as it would save me a fortune on guitar strings in the long run.

Check out D’Addario’s website for more info.




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I want to be a rockstar when I grow up, at least that is what I have been putting down as my career goal ever since I was first introduced to the Beatles at 11 or 12 years old. Shortly after my introduction to the Fab Four, I picked up an old classical guitar and started learning every Beatles song I could. It was right around that time that the nickname "GuitarGuy" Tim originated. While I don't remember the exact origin, it was basically how kids at school differentiated me from the other 4 or 5 Tims in our class. Starting in Jr. High, with an arsenal of Weezer and Green Day covers, my friends and I began "performing". Over the next 10 years I played guitar or bass in various alternative, punk and acoustic bands. Somewhere mid-way through college I realized that although I had the desire to be a rockstar, maybe I didn't have the songwriting abilities, so I moved my passion for music behind the console. I then spent several years working in a studio by day, and at night running everything from local concerts to community musicals. Without all of the boring details, my studio work eventually led me into advertising and marketing which is what I now do during the day. But when I come home at night, I still pull out my guitar and put on concerts for my kiddos (I’m raising up the next generation of Guitar Gods). I met up with the Rev while I was in grad school and was working on my thesis: Turn it up to Eleven: A Study of Guitar Hero and Rockband gamers. Why they play and how marketers can use this information. Yes, it is true. I have several academic publications about Guitar Hero. At that time in my life I had decided to pursue a career in marketing within the music industry, but the Rev had a better idea. He gave me a shot at reviewing gear, and ever since then I have been a regular here as part of the Live2playNetwork dysfunctional-family. When it comes to music, I'm a jack of all trades. While I'm not an expert at anything, in a pinch I can play guitar, bass, drums, sing, or I can mic up the drum kit, edit in Pro Tools, or solder up a new patch cable.

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