Most rust resistant strings?

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  1. f550maranello2

    f550maranello2 Member

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    So i have been using d'addario strings (9-42) for all my guitars for a while now, problem is they loose the plating real quick like in a couple of minutes quick!!. Im really getting tired of this, before i go on a string buying expedition i wanted to know which strings resist the plating (or what ever you wanna call it) rubbing off the most. For arguments sake its not the oils in my skin I just got a new Usa EVH wolfgang and those strings seem to last forever without rubbing off the plating.
     
  2. RG955TT

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    Elixer coated strings
     
  3. Jason_77

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    Everly B-52's always lasted a long time for me.
     
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    GHS Boomers have always worked well for me.
     
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    I've had great luck with EB Slinky's. I have not had a string get rusty in many years. I prefer worn in strings. So mine stay on until they loose there tuning stability and start to sound off to me. And I never wipe down my strings...ever. Nor do I treat them with anything at all.

    YMMV
     
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    Optima gold (plated) strings.
     
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    What does that even mean? No strings go bad in a couple of minutes.
     
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    I have no idea how a string goes bad in minutes, but Elixers resist wear and deterioration more than any other I’ve played. I prefer Nanowebs, but the Polywebs might help your issue more. Either work and sound great for both acoustic and electric applications. I’ve used them for years with no problems.
     
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    I knew a guy in college who's finger acid would eat through my strings within minutes.....so it can happen although I would expect it to happen to the OP's other guitar as well.
     
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    I use Curt Mangan strings on all my guitars. No coating needed, they last many times longer than the others.
     
  11. mxvin

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    I have never seen strings rust on a guitar that is used even semi often. Do you keep it in a damp environment??
     
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    I blacken regular strings pretty quickly. Elixer Nanowebs are amazing.
     
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    My body chemistry will take the plating off a wristwatch, albeit not in minutes. I never have issues with guitar strings. That said, I play with clean hands and wipe the strings down when I'm done.
     
  14. f550maranello2

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    It means that last night i put on a new set of d'addario strings on my explorer and within 5 minutes of practicing a solo part the B string's plating on the 16th fret is all gone and its turning black. This has happens all the time to these strings.
     
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    Nope no damp environment, if anything its pretty dry in my house. Its real weird because since i switched to these string this started happening, reason for the switch was because they seem to be easier to bend than the slinkys i used to use.
     
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    You did not get them from ebay or anything did you? Apparently counterfeiters love those strings too.
     
  17. mango

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    ^This maybe.
    Could still be you body chemistry combining with the materials of the strings and frets.
    That's just a guess at how it happens on one guitar and not another.
    I know sometimes my fingers turn black when playing and other times nothing happens.
    I use EB's or D'ads interchangeably,never really tried to pinpoint the issue as it doesn't really bother me .
     
  18. mxvin

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    hmm....not a fan of slinky's or D'As at all. I use GHS Boomers. have no issues with rust, black, or breaking. Then again I use 11s. But fellow players use 10s and 9s and dig them as well. Also under 7.00 a pack.
     
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    I'm in love with the NYXL's. They just last.

    Pyramids are nice too, but they lose brightness quickly.
     
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    Your EVH strings are fine because they are pure nickel. There's no plating to rub off. Any string that is made of pure nickel instead of nickel plated steel should work fine for you.
     

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