I resent the tone of "promotion" and 'pitch" regarding my comments.   Pasted as rich text. I agree that in the video posted above the lifespan sound better, but if you use elixirs then you know they take a little longer to break in, due to the coating. Topgraphic, That's about and hour and 15 minutes longer than they were on mine.   Your link has been automatically embedded. Powered by Invision Community, Thanks for the info Freeman! I need double-duty acoustic/electric (magnetic pick-up) strings for my arch-top. Upload or insert images from URL. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Those are the first coated strings that I have liked. I'm surprised you didn't get ripped for bringing up such a common subject. Different people had different ideas about which string they thought sounded best (as should be), but the result for me was that Elixer Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze became my string of choice for all my different acoustic guitars and I have been using them sincee. Oh' date=' and have you ever thought abought wiping "regular strings" down with a preservative oil? I've heard Martin has some retro Monel alloy strings on the market. I live the feel of the nanoweb. I don't care for Elixirs all that much. I would have a problem with these strings mainly because I like to do whole-tone bends on either the B or E strings, and that would be a bit of a struggle. They sound good to me as well. © 1995-2019 Harmony Central, Inc. All rights reserved. That company is owned by Al Dronge's son. Just ordered a set , I have had the (non hd) lights on my 000 for probably six months now and the still sound very good though I do feel it could use some help due to the body size of the guitar ... the same strings on the Yamaha I use to have sounded much richer. Anyway, I put the Lifespans on my favorite old 000 and within a week they had started tarnishing at the first five frets on all strings - they looked like they had been on forever. I've used some Martins but didn't like the ones I tried. However, my Taylor 314 really loves these strings. Elixers aren't for everyone - they are expensive (but their life makes up for that) and might be hard to get, but if you like them, if you play with flesh and nails, and/or if you explore altered tunings you owe it to yourself to try Elixer Light HD's. I'll try to get around to making some clips but in the meantime I need to run to the music store and get a couple more sets. Very much looking forward to trying these. I put a set on the 000 and loved them. [/quote']. ); Ibanez Musician fretless, 1980s; Seymour Duncan Tube 84-40; Vox AC4TV; I had tried Elixers years ago and found a dead sound that stayed dead for a long time until the coating started to shred. Clear editor. I have the Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze lights on my other daily use guitar and I have to say at this point I like the feel and tone of the Elixir string a lot better, They are a bit less expensive too. Oh, and the corrosive beach air of the Pacific and Atlantic on-shore breezes (pick a credible place) should be highlighted to pitch the coated strings so don't forget that in your next promotion. They last but they're wrapped in paper.