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|Anyone tried the Elixir NanoWeb "Phosphor Bronze" strings yet? I have hated Elixirs with a passion until I was given a set of these in light gauge and I have to say they sound realy great on my 1771LX. not so well on the D-28 but they give the "O" more bottom end. IMO they sound as great as the Poly Web's sound at sucking. LOL|
|I used nano's some on my Legend, sounded bright for a while...better than the poly's, but I also tried rohrbacher's and they lasted longer than elixirs...|
Location: Reno, NV
|I've been wasting alot of money on strings lately. |
Within the last month I've tried.
Dean Markley Alchemy GoldPhos 11-52
Elixir PolyWebs 80/20 Light
DR Rare PB 12-54
Martin SP Phosphor Bronze 12-54
D'Addario EXP16 12-53
D'Addario EJ26 11-52
D'Addario EJ16 12-53
I always come back to the EJ16's. These things just SING! without sounding robotic on the A and D like alot of others. Nice clear but mellow treble strings too. I think they have a smoother transition between strings too. All strings sound somewhat similar in timbre/tone.
Runners up would be the Martin SP's or DM Alchemy's. I hated the Polywebs and really, really hated the DR's. DR's had no sustain, it was like "pluck---dead" ... nasty.
Sorry to hyjack your thread. How this relates to your topic of Nano PB's ... I don't know :-)
|The nano's are brighter but fade, the poly's are not as bright but last longer.. give the Rohrbacher's a try, they've got treated, nickle and bronze...(but their not cheap..)|
|Old Tele man|
Location: Tucson, AZ
|...you tried the D'Addario phosphor-bronze EFT "flat-top" strings? Kinda dark...great for rhythm, but not lead, for sure.|
Location: south east Michigan
I have hated Elixirs with a passion until I was given a set of these in light gaugeI was going to start a thread but this fits right in.
I had tried quite a few other brands before (but not Elixirs), and aways went back to the Martin Marquis. I tried my first set of Elixir nanoweb lights on my UTE about 9 weeks ago. Usually I get a month or so out of the Martins. These Elixirs still sound fresh and bright. That alone covers the extra cost.
One thing in my favor is that my hands tend to be dry and chemically nuetral.
|I've tried many other brands also. I was not expecting the Nano's to sound so well. I use coated strings to slow down the effects of my sweaty fingers,these seem to sound better than the EXP's I normaly use.The EJ-16's sound better, but I kill those in a week.Two weeks is good for me on strings. Steve, Rohrbacher will be the next set I try, thanks for the heads-up. clear-tones are good also...just hard to find. This is getting away from my topic, but can you guys tell me if Ovation tops are a little more convexed than other guitars? I just noticed all mine are higher arched and It concerns me a little. Before I added a humidifier to my home I killed a Gibson Songbird and payed a fortune to have it repaired. My D-28 is fairly tough, but it will break my heart if one of these O's suffers the same fate as some of the photo's I've seen floating around,especialy after I transported all three to a friends house resently. He had his fireplace roasting to the point my eyes were drying out. :eek: |
thanks in advance
Location: Wooster, Ohio
|Rohrbacher titanium strings were talked about on another forum. Anyone else tried them? Supposed to last for a year? |
|wow...thats a long time.I'm going to go research these puppies right now! they should have a web site.|
|they have a website heres the link... http://www.rohrtech.com/ i was interested until i didnt find and med-heavys...jason|
Location: Round Rock, TX
|Lord, I'm starting to sound like a shill for these guys, but, as a convert, I gotta evangelize. I should note here that I have absolutely no financial interest in webstrings. I just like 'em and think they're a terrific bargain - so, I try to get everyone I know to try a set. |
They have an anti-corrosion coating, sound better than any of the Elixirs I've tried (and I have used a LOT of Elixirs, both poly and nanoweb) and you can get 5 or 6 sets for what you would pay for the rohrbachers. Plus if you buy $12.00 or more you don't pay shipping (much less tax). Go to www.webstrings.com and check 'em out.
|im gonna order some of them when ever i rund out of this box of 30 sets of dr coated red devils...jason|
Location: North Carolina
|Well, I could not resist. I went to the rohrtech site and ordered two sets of the medium tension nickel wound strings. We'll see how long "indefinitely" is.|
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