#1
I've had some Slinkys for about a week. There were nice and shiny and silver and now they are already oxidized and gray. Is this normal?
#2
Pretty much. I just broke a string today, had the strings on for about a month.
#3
Yeah, I find earnie balls dont last that long, Rotosound are quite long lasting , Ellixer too from what i know. um, Only advice i can give is wipe them after playing, and keep out of sunlight. mine usally last 2-3-4 months.
#4
So I guess the Elixirs are worth it - unless one breaks! (which happened on my 12-string)
#5
Elixirs.

I can't remember who makes them now, but someone makes coloured, coated strings. I imagine they'd last a while.
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#6
Maybe I just got a bad batch, but the first and only time I tried Elixer strings, they tarnished. Badly. Quickly. And then the coating started to peel. It can't have been that I just didn't take care of them, because I treated them the same way I do every time, and I've never had this problem with any other brand of strings.
#7
Earnie Ball strings are good but dont last that long, the only ones which are worth buying are the beefy ones, they seem to last a bit longer.