I use Elixir NanoWeb strings on my Takamine TEAN46C and have done for about a year now because they last ages, like months, even though they don't have that twang of a fresh set of Phosphor Bronze strings which I miss. So the other day I had an email from Dean Markley suggesting I try Alchemy strings as they are coated but are apparently a lot brighter sounding, I haven't managed to track any down in Sydney yet so I'll probably have to order some from the US, just wondered what the general concensus of opinion was before I do?