Hi there. I have had a 6 string set of Elixir Nanoweb's on my bass (Dean Edge Q6) since May and I've been very happy with them. They still sound very punchy, zingy and "out of the packet" new. Problem is, the coating on the E string is starting to fray above the bridge pickup more or less where you would play. The same string has a little evidence of fraying up around the third fret area. It doesn't seem to be affecting the tone much, but I wondered if this is common. Is this what happens when the strings wear out? Is 6 months a "usual" amount of time to see this kind of wear? Have I just got a dud E string, since all of the others are intact? Your thoughts would be appreciated.