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Old 01-20-2020, 11:25 PM
ChrisE ChrisE is offline
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I like coated strings best. My fingers donít eat through strings, but I play tons of oceanfront outdoor gigs all summer and the salt air can kill strings in a matter of minutes.
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Old 01-20-2020, 11:26 PM
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Coated or monel, either way.

If I had to change strings every fortnight on every guitar, I'd be down to a single guitar in a flash.
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:13 AM
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I prefer treated strings. Note not all strings are coated; Cleartoneís process is a kind of treatment that supposedly leaves the strings feeling natural. In fact Cleartones used to be my string of choice but are hard to get locally. I used to really like Martin Lifespan SPs before they went from the Cleartone process to their own formula. Tried them once, dead after a week...

I really like DíAddario strings too but normal ones are also dead after one rehearsal and one gig. The slight (if any) difference in tone is just that for me - a difference, not necessarily better or worse. The economic factor is very real though - during heavy gigging periods a new set of untreated strings lasts days at best...
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Old 01-21-2020, 01:35 AM
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Hi,

I use both, mostly non-coated (PB or Nickel Bronze) but on one guitar I use a particular brand (Wyres) that is coated - not for any other reason than I like the sound.

Uncoated strings last me a while anyway, so it isnít an issue - helped by washing hands before playing and wiping down after.
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