Re: D'Addario Users: Describe tone?
They have a very bright harmonically rich tone when brand new. The feel like they were made for my fingers. It's like I'm playing a note and not a string. If that makes any sense? My favorite time with D'Addarios is when they have broken in,,, you know when the nickle coating is wearing nicely off the E,B &G. For me the XL120/7's 9-54 have a life line as I play them. They are very bright in the beginning and quickly become warm, then there is that awesome sweet spot where they are just perfect, then they start to fade but have great quality as they near busting. Sort of like a dying star. LOL. I generally end up changing mine not because of breakage, but more out of feel,,,, after many hours they like any string will corrode and turn black.
My favorite all time strings, been playing them exclusively for about 20 years now. Matt Sweeney at D'Addario is a top notch dude as well. They appreciate they customers....