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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
 
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Just picked up some Elixir 9's

hey all

after playing my friends guitar that had elixir nano web non rusts on them, i decided to try em out. so i bought some yesterday, and i only ended up by putting the first two strings on. but i noticed that they had a lot more vibrant, colorful sound to them than the d'addrio's i had on before... anyone notice this? it almost sounds tinny, but i haven't broken them in yet....
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 12:45 PM
 
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Re: Just picked up some Elixir 9's

The sound will change after a few day's methinks. I love elixer's, but I can't justify shelling out $10 for a pair of strings!
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 01:25 PM
 
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Re: Just picked up some Elixir 9's

I can. The set of Elixirs I just took off my UV maybe two weeks ago, I put on just before Christmas. Sure, the upfront cost is higher, but when I finally broke a high E and needed to pull them, they still sounded, if not fresh, no worse than week-old D'addarios would.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Just picked up some Elixir 9's

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I can. The set of Elixirs I just took off my UV maybe two weeks ago, I put on just before Christmas. Sure, the upfront cost is higher, but when I finally broke a high E and needed to pull them, they still sounded, if not fresh, no worse than week-old D'addarios would.
yeah, my friend said they lasted him 6 months in the least. i'm hoping this strings will break in tho, right now they're sounding kinda tinny, but i just put them on.

btw, i'm getting a lil bit of buzzing from the frets because i hit the strings hard. does this affect my sound?? what can i do to stop it?
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 04:14 PM
 
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Re: Just picked up some Elixir 9's

im glad someone else agrees that elixirs kick much ass
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 06:29 PM
 
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Re: Just picked up some Elixir 9's

They are nice, i think you get a better tone at least for performances out of the daddarios, but on my acoustics and players elixirs are the way to go.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 06:40 PM
 
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Re: Just picked up some Elixir 9's

I don't hate elixirs, I think you give up SOME tone (you have to with a coat on the strings... nothings perfect) but they make up for it with solid tone with longevity. The tone doesn't diminish nearly as much as a regular string does and they last a ton longer.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 07:07 PM
 
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Re: Just picked up some Elixir 9's

Hmm does anyone know how a set of elixer 9s's tension compares to a D'Addario set of 9s? Basically, I'm asking how much my bridge will sink or rise with the different tension of a different set.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-23-2007, 08:24 PM
 
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Re: Just picked up some Elixir 9's

Well their should be measurements on the elixir packing or website at least. I wouldnt imagine most non luthiers would know this right off the top of their head.

Daddarios are readily available but im too lazy to look them up :P.
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