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 #137973  by JustinJohn
 Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:12 pm
...So I gave Neon DR strings a whirl at a festival show over the weekend.... I have to say - I love em!

They have the slipperyness of elixir-type strings, but somehow retain the overall meatyness and feel of standard electric strings; I got used to them very quickly. As for the tone, there is only a slight shift towards "dryness"; a bit off the top of the metallic twang that accompanies new strings. The coating makes little difference on the fingers except when bending up high on E; the string clings a bit easier, with less effort. As far as longevity... We'll see. I usually change my strings after every other gig, mainly cus I run the risk of breaking one soon after... But I'll leave these Neon DRs on until I break one...

:smile: :smile: :smile:

 #138016  by mikelawson
 Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:19 pm
Thanks for the report. I saw them at a NAMM show a few years back and thought they were kind of silly. First time I've heard feedback from somebody who actually used them that wasn't hawking them at a tradeshow booth. :)