Sparechaynge wrote:Racecar, if you really like them than the high price is easily justified by their lifespan. I'm still using the same set as when I posted back in December! They sound just as good as the day I put them on.
Mkaufman,I haven't had an issue there. The treble strings are much louder/brighter on my guitar, and I had to adjust my pickup to get more volume/bass on the lower strings.
Yeah, I guess I do like them and I am pretty certain I will be spending money on more sets in the near future. Sparechaynge, may I ask how many gigs you put on those strings? or if you aren't in a gigging band, maybe how many jam sessions? I have found that the elixirs I use really hold up really well. I use two guitars usually at our gig, so two sets of strings on two guitars can easily last me about 4-5 gigs (thats 8 or 9 actual , given I use one guitar per set). I am curious to know how long these Pyramids can last, given they are not coated strings. Also, I truly liked the wound G....I wasn't sure how I would respond to that. But I feel its a benefit vs. going with a plain nickel, it adds a little girth in the midrange tone.....which I like. YMMV.
As for tone, to me, and this is to my ear, I found the Pyramids to be more rounded out in tone. The bass was not a problem at all, I just eq and adjust, I did notice that my bass setting was a drop lower than usual and for me, that isn't a problem as we play different venues and I find myself fine tuning based on the acoustics of the room regardless of the strings that are on. I did find more pronounced highs and lows. I don't know how to add a video here, but I will put a link in and you can cut and paste and take a listen to our Stranger from Fri . I definitely hear a difference in my own tone with these strings.