Great life, pretty good tone
By: Randy from Elkridge, MD
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Quality is good. The consistency of the tone is good set to set. The "new string tone" does last as advertised.
Your general opinion of this product.
Overall, I'd have to say I like the strings. I was not happy with the tone when I initially started using them, but I liked the fact that the new string tone lasted a long time. I have recently discovered the Phosphor Bronze/Nanoweb version of the strings and switched to medium gauge (.013 - .056, I think) and I'm happier with the tone of those.
Strings are a very subjective thing, as are many things in music. Strings will sound different on different guitars. I would suggest trying different brands and gauges until you find what YOU like. These strings are definitely worth a try and live up to all of the claims. I have tried many other coated strings, and none of them last like the Elixirs.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
The claims of the long life are accurate. You pay more for them than your average set, but they last long enough to get your money's worth, and then some.