#1
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What do you guys think of colored / coated strings?

Would you ever put colored / coated strings on your guitar?

How reliable is the paint / coating on the strings?

How long do you think it lasts before it comes off?

Any sound blemishes (or differences) from using colored / coated strings?

I have a Les Paul in Fireburst w/ gold hardware, and I think it would look pretty sweet to put gold strings on it. http://www.andertons.co.uk/and_news_files/images/LPSTFICH1.jpg
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#2
I find coated strings to be a display tool mostly. The coat gives a little more life to the strings, but I'd rather use Elixers if I wanted that. Also I heard that after intensive playing, the coating starts to chip off and leaves a residue on the guitar.

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#3
Dear god, I would love to use coated strings but I don't exactly trust them and wouldn't want to ruin any of my guitars by putting them on.

Yellow strings would look sick on my Blue Chameleon Xiphos.
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#4
After I used some elixirs, I screwed up my guitar's FB. No set of strings will last more than a month on it, and the D'addarios I had on it lasted quite a bit longer before then. I also didn't like how they felt slick, it was weird.
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#5
I love coated and coloured strings.

I had elixers on my SG for five or six months, then put some DR Black Beuaties on it.

Coated strings last longer in my experience, and coloured strings look really nice.
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#7
Does it come off on your fretboard? Like if I have pink strings on a maple fretboard or a rosewood fretboard with large white inlays, would it turn my fretboard pink?
#8
coloured strings; No. Never wanted to be a prick like that.

Coated strings; Elixir's are my current favourites, and I have a set of EMP's I'm planning to try soon.
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#11
Ive tried DR coloured strings and the colour wore off very quickly. I'll never buy coloured ones again
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#12
Nitrogen coated, homeboy

Dean Markley Blue Steel. Coated in liquid nitrogen and cooled to -320 degrees Farenheit.

Superb sound, excellent life, just all around good ****. I use 10-46, for reference.
#13
Any kind of painted strings are pretty terrible. They look good...until the paint comes off....and it totally kills tone.
#14
i persoanlly dont like the look of coloured strings, i think they look very silly (biased P.O.V, never tried em before). when the paint wears off they look even worse

classic silver all the way... never tried coated either, only use and have used d'addarios and ernie balls, which are byfar the best imo.
#15
I used elixers for a while before switching over the EB's and D'addarios.They were nice,but the coating would wear off fast and they felt kind of slippery and odd to me.

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#17
i used a set of DR's Black Beauties one time. if you do a lot of sliding around in your playing like i do, the color wears off of the non-wound strings VERY quickly. my high e string was basically silver again within an hour or two.

the wound strings hold their color a LOT longer, but after a week or two, they start to wear off where you pick most often.

i think the colored strings would work better on a bass, because all of the strings are wound, and you would be using your fingers, which are much less abrasive when compared to a pick. i'd imagine the color would last a lot longer that way.
#18
Yeah, I have seen the Gibson Diablo SG guitar at my local guitar center, and it's red strings are spotted with silver, I never really thought it would be a good investment, because you only get to see the fully colored strings for under a month (or less).

But I also commend the Elixirs on a job well done.



What are your thoughts comparing the nanoweb coating to the polyweb coating?
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Yeah, I have seen the Gibson Diablo SG guitar at my local guitar center, and it's red strings are spotted with silver, I never really thought it would be a good investment, because you only get to see the fully colored strings for under a month (or less).

But I also commend the Elixirs on a job well done.



What are your thoughts comparing the nanoweb coating to the polyweb coating?


Polyweb; never tried it.

Nanoweb; love it.
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