so i've been trying string life...

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by xshawnxearthx, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. xshawnxearthx


    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    loved the idea. used it for some pre-recording recordings, and for our actual recording. held up pretty good, didnt change the sound or anything.

    put it to the real test, which was playing a show. considering i would get a lot more sweaty, hit the strings a lot harder, i figured if it worked here, they would work for anything.

    35 minutes set killed the strings. well didnt kill, but the tone is just dull and flat, even after i re apply the string life(which is supposed to give them more life) but it did not.

    looks like i'm going back to elixir.
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Well, I'll repeat that my experience with Stringlife was disappointing as well. Money down the drain, as far as I'm concerned.
  3. FireAarro


    Aug 8, 2004
    Go denatured alcoholize yr. strings now :eek:
  4. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    Well, it can't be any worse that Elixers which have a dead sound right of the box. I second the notion of denatured alcohol.
  5. xshawnxearthx


    Aug 23, 2004
    new jersey
    see, only bad thing i have had with elixir is that if i play really hard the coating starts to flake. they are never dead right out of the box for me.