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« on: June 30, 2009, 02:37:38 PM »

http://www.elixirstrings.com/whatsnew/index.html

Then get a free t-shirt.
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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2009, 11:22:49 PM »

Nice. I need a couple sets of bass strings. Free T-shirt, here I come!
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2009, 12:22:57 AM »

I like free strings. Wink
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2009, 01:36:39 AM »

I've heard good things about Elixir
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2009, 10:22:25 AM »

I used to use them. I thought they were fine. But for as often as you really should change your strings, what's the point in paying more for strings that "last longer"? You still don't get that new string sheen for more than a day anyway, like any strings. I find it gimmicky.
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2009, 10:48:11 AM »

I find that they last way longer. Plus I really like the way they feel with the coating on them.
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2009, 02:19:16 PM »

I used to play them on all my guitars but found the problems Bender points out.  So I don't use them on my electric anymore.  But they still own all for acoustic guitars, by leaps and bounds.  Good find b0rn3rZ
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« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2009, 06:23:55 PM »

Yeah I guess I could agree with acoustic. I'm way too lazy about changing strings on my acoustic. But as for electric, Elixer or not, when I'm on tour I'll change my strings every 5 shows or so (7 at most).

It's funny, I can play for hours at home and at rehearsal, and never break a string but after a weeks worth of even short sets, I'm almost guaranteed to break one. I'm sure it's the sweat.

Granted, maybe elixers "coating" could help prevent sweat or salt or whatever it is from breaking down string strength. I don't think I would take the chance though. I gig with a backup, but still, I'd rather do the set without the stress of missing part of the song. And even if I played elixers I'd still change them once a week for sure, just to be safe.
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« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2009, 07:21:22 PM »

Well for going on a tour I wouldn't play them but I don't go on tour.
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« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2009, 11:41:44 PM »

I find that I get at least 3 months more use out of them on my basses vs. other strings. I understand not using them if you're changing strings frequently on an electric, but when I can get 6 months use out of a set of bass strings rather than 3, I'm all for it.
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« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2009, 11:43:49 PM »

well, considering the price of bass strings in this part of the world, i don't blame you.

ever hear of boiling your strings?
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« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2009, 12:36:49 AM »

I heard it gives like a brand new feeling. But there's a downside, that I can't remember.
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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2009, 03:07:22 AM »

rust?
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« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2009, 09:02:06 AM »

Elixer on Electric = no big deal
Elixers on Classical = horrible
Elixers on Acoustic = finally a sting that is not single use

I've been playing Elixers for almost 10 years on my acoustic and I would recomend them for sure. As far as I'm concerned all stings are good for 1 show maybe 2. With the Elixers I find I can get 2 months of use out of one set.
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« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2009, 09:50:47 AM »

you said sting not once but twice.  hahahaha
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« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2009, 10:04:48 AM »

yeah yeah
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« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2009, 10:55:42 AM »

Hey Ben I saw you at the Latin American pavillon at Mosaic. That was good shit.
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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2009, 11:33:06 AM »

it was equally as good at relay for life.  wish i didn't have to get up so early the next morning or i'd have stayed the whole set.
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« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2009, 09:29:41 AM »

Hey Ben I saw you at the Latin American pavillon at Mosaic. That was good shit.

Which night were you there? The set we did at 10:45 on Sat night was nice and loud through the PA.

it was equally as good at relay for life.  wish i didn't have to get up so early the next morning or i'd have stayed the whole set.

I was wearing my new hat and my WHITE shoes. I can't beleive I have white shoes. shocked I look like anerd sometimes. Glad you both liked us! SPREAD THE WORD!!!
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« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2009, 10:14:34 AM »

Which night were you there? The set we did at 10:45 on Sat night was nice and loud through the PA.

It was about 5pm on Saturday.
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« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2009, 11:44:06 AM »

I was wearing my new hat and my WHITE shoes. I can't beleive I have white shoes. shocked I look like anerd sometimes.

What's an anerd?

You love your white shoes.  Even if they are totally Chachi and not metal.  But Latin guitar is not metal either, so it is all good.
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« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2009, 11:17:39 PM »

Boiling strings is a ok option for bass strings up to a certain point.  If they're really old and worn, you may have little dents on the underside of the strings which will affect tone, intonation and could drive you batshit crazy with buzzing.  Boiling strings in that condition would be a waste of good tapwater.  If you consistently wipe down the strings after playing, you will help extend the life of the string.  A string cleaner will also help, and another trick to get some crud off the strings is to snap the string against the fretboard, it will help dislodge some shit hiding in the windings.  I suspect that boiling the strings could affect the molecular structure of the string, but whether or not that is true is not for me to answer.
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« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2010, 02:36:28 PM »

I love elixer strings, and recommend them. they last very long and feel nice Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2010, 11:42:18 PM »

Dean Markley all the way! I want a sponsorship!...and you get free stickers in each pack...Dean Markley stickers, yay!
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« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2010, 11:44:17 PM »

Like wannabe said, I love Elixirs on my acoustics, but not on electric. I'm a D'Addario kinda guy.
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« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2010, 01:10:25 PM »

I can break D'Addario strings like they're made of crystal. Had nothing bad shite luck with'em
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« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2010, 01:17:13 PM »

I used to be a Slinky player. Now I only use Elixirs.
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« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2010, 01:42:41 PM »

I use my own gauge setup with Ernie Ball. I  have been thinking about replacing the nut on one of my guitars and going with the gauges that Within the Ruins uses 70 54 36 24 18 15.
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« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2010, 03:53:28 PM »

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