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Elixir strings, appetite for frets?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by BassMick, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. BassMick


    Apr 13, 2010
    Do elixir strings eat frets?
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Not normally. I give mine puppy chow.
  3. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    I believe the Elixirs are actually re-branded D'Addarios with a dental-floss coating...I'm not kidding. The premise is that they're easy on your fingers, easy on your frets. All I know is the set (polyweb?...nanoweb?...Jack Webb?) on my 55-94 has grown hair.

  4. No, they won't eat your frets. In fact, if your bass has decent quality fretwire, NO strings will eat your frets. Not even Roto's, in spite of their unfair reputation for doing so.
  5. BassMick


    Apr 13, 2010
    Yes, I was considering getting Rotos, but Iv read here, the frets being damaged from the Rotos. My p-bass is the Standard Precision.
  6. Most people on here have owned basses for decades that never had the frets wear out from strings. I wouldn't worry about it.
  7. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Not a problem.
  8. BassMick


    Apr 13, 2010
    Thank you!

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