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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
Love the sound!
I absolutely love the sound of these strings. Been playing for about a year fingerstyle acoustic and these sound the best by far. They offer a bright almost whiny tone, very loud and vibrant, easy to hammer on/pull off. Subtle movements on the fret board can be heard that many other strings can't replicate. Up until now my favorite have been D'Addario coated philosopher bronze which are amazing also, but the sound with the elixer is unmatched. My only criticism is one of the strings coating appeared to be separating after only a few days of play. Only on one string, I feel it may have been a random defect. Easy 4 star, 5 if not the coating issue.
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful.
Great strings, but 3 bad sets in a row
These are generally my favorite strings, but I've gotten 3 sets from here that are defective or fake. I'm not sure if it's just bad stock right now. I've ordered these many times in the past and only started seeing the bad ones around January 2015. I alerted Amazon after the second bad set and they briefly stopped selling them while they investigated.
I hesitated to order again, but decided with the recent good reviews that maybe the issues had been resolved
If you're familiar with these strings you know that they look, feel and sound different than uncoated strings. The ones I got were dull sounding and not the same color or feel of the real thing. Also the packaging was slightly off in color.. sort of faded looking.
I went to guitar center and got a good set, and they price match. I uploaded a picture which shows the comparison between the correct looking Elixir strings on the right side and the bad set on the left. I also uploaded pictures of the front and back of the packaging. The set from Guitar Center is on the right in each picture. The ones from Guitar Center are custom light because they were out of light, but all of the different types of Elixir acoustic strings at the appeared to have the same background color.
Also, I want to point out that I've bought the Elixir light polyweb from here recently and they were fine. This problem might be isolated to these specific strings in light Guage. I haven't tried any others.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful. See all 3087 customer reviews...
Ok I am a believer...First time user Love them My new favorites
Ok I am a believer...I have been using another top brand string on a 50 year old humming bird, and I thought that it sounded pretty good. Long story short, my strings were dead, and needed to change in a hurry, all that we had left in the bag were the Elixir strings so with no other choice I switched, gigged on and fell in love with these.
Much better that the OEM strings that I have been using for ever and a day. So I am not going back
These strings are sweet, bright, great sustain and they stay in tune right from the get go.
The thing that first got my attention was the light touch, this increased my speed, and accuracy, not to mention the comfort factor on my finger tips. I can play longer without fatigue and discomfort, even tuned to concert pitch(440hz)
This is my first set and I cannot wait to put these on my D-28, and the D12-28 Martin, that I am using the OEM type strings. I am glad to see they make these in a 12 string too.
At this price get a couple of sets and give them a try on your favorite guitar you will be a believer too.