Dave Barlow Guitar Video Blog
Checking out some coated guitar strings by Elixir, I just want to find out if it’s true that they last 3-5 times longer than any other normal type of string. To test the Elixir strings I will be performing three gigs over three weeks, so thats a two hour gig then a week for any oxidisation. then again two more times.
There are many variables to do with how long a string may last, like how much you sweat and how acidic or alkaline your sweat is, also how your guitar is set up and also finaly how you play the guitar,fingerstyle, with a pick (not forgeting to mention how hard you hit the strings).
I want to make it clear that I am not name dropping in any way, it’s just that Elixir seems to be the most trusted string manufacturer of coated style strings