How much life are you guys seeing out of a set of strings. I’m sure playing frequency and duration (per session) is a factor, but I’m simply blown away with the Elixir brand. I put a set of lights on my D-28 that lasted a few weeks. That was an all-time record (when I’m playing quite a bit). In my earlier days (and with “lesser” strings), I’ve been known to play through a set in 2-3 days.
I switched to mediums on the dreadnought, and I last put strings on her the first week of February. That’s not a typo. I average playing a couple hours a day…and they’re just now getting to where the tone is being sacrificed. They still hold tune, remarkably. I was going to wait until I broke a string to change 'em out…but, I’m wondering when that’ll be??..lol
I WISH my 000 (28H) was rated for the mediums (it has scalloped bracing, and I’m afraid to chance it). I have a hard time practicing picking on it with light strings. I think I will try some med-lights on it next, and just watch it.
I’m paying $14 for a set of nanoweb Elixirs. But, the tone and longevity makes it worth every penny. I think I’m gonna wait it out a little longer on this set and just see.