#1
My Eastman E20D came with D'addarios EXP lights-i use these quite a bit on previous guitars in the past as well as Elixirs Lights-i'd like to try Elixirs Light-Med. bronze-any suggestions on either??? what difference in sound, playability will i find if i switch???
#2
I like both. Ds seem a little brighter and Es a little smoother with less string squeak. I don't fuss over either too much.
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#3
Personally, I like Elixirs more than D'addarios... I think the Elixirs just have a generally better sound, not to mention i snapped both an e and a G straight out of a D'addario package. Probably just a bad set though, as the next set I bought was fine.
#4
I've tried Elixirs 4-5 times and had strings snap twice (sounded alright though) and they definitely lasted longer. Wasn't huge on the D'Addario strings, I always find myself going back to the Martin 80/20 bronze.
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#5
Elixirs, sound better for me and they last way longer
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#6
I really depends on the guitar. Most of my acoustic guitars sound better with elixirs but I have one stubborn guitar that needs D'addarios strings. Ultimately you need to try both and use what you think sounds best.
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#7
Give the Martin SP Lifespans phosphor bronze a try. I have them on my Alvarez AD60 and they sound amazing,they last forever too.
#8
Quote by StillRunning386
Personally, I like Elixirs more than D'addarios... I think the Elixirs just have a generally better sound...


^^ yep
#9
I really depends on the guitar. Most of my acoustic guitars sound better with elixirs but I have one stubborn guitar that needs D'addarios strings. Ultimately you need to try both and use what you think sounds best.


This. I also have some guitars that respond better to elixirs and some that sound better with D'Addarios.