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.