Re: Elixer "Polyweb" vs Rotosound "Solo Bass"

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Posted by Wicasta Lovelace on March 22, 2002 at 09:43:16:

In Reply to: Elixer "Polyweb" vs Rotosound "Solo Bass" posted by Len Kimball on July 22, 2001 at 18:02:28:

I tried the Elixer strings because no one in my immediate area carries Rotosound bass strings. I've met a lot of people who swear by the Elixer strings, but personally I think they're crap. I've heard the argument that they keep their tone longer. Well, not to be argumentative, but so what? If they don't sound that great to begin with, who really cares if they sound the same way six months down the road?

I've tried a lot of different strings, and I always come back to Rotosound; even though I now have to order them from Let me put it this way, I bought a set or Rotosounds for a lazy cousin of mine who hadn't changed his strings in six months. His band members (one of whom is a tech guy at a local music store) were stunned at the difference the Rotosounds made in his sound. That music store decided to start stocking Rotosounds for the first time.

So, if you want strings that will last for six months and sound okay, buy the Elixer strings. If you want tone, buy Rotosound. I'd rather replace the Rotosounds on my Alembic once a month (or more often) than to get a good deal on Elixers that would last me a year.

:: wondering if any of you folks have tried the Elixer Polyweb strings (on a fretless or otherwise). The ads make 'em sound great....last 3 times longer than other strings with the same tone, but I have my doubts. ::

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