Michael N and Larry guitar - you guys made me laugh out loud!
I do actually sometimes sand my fingertips LH if I get callouses. Since it does make a difference to me in the tone.
I was just about to report on these Damian strings I got... received in the post on 27 September.
Beautiful beautiful tone - really I have not heard anything like it before and I was overjoyed...
for a week, but the e' string showed early signs of fray, and by now it's lost its tone and warmth and some what gone. I mean I'm still playing it but somewhat lack lustre.
The remainder of the strings are fine.
I tune to 329/Concert D, flesh playing.
The e' string is mainly fraying on the fingerboard end. Not the plucking end. Starting from a week and a half after I put new ones on I am a little disappointed.
I asked Damian, as I thought maybe there's such a thing as an iffy batch or what not - he says it's probably sweat or otherwise just due to tension and use of chanterelle string...
The other gut e' strings I used before seem to have lasted longer... though the initial tone is not as good.
The other 5 strings are still good, they keep tune well, even from the start, good rounded tone, still love them but might have to change the e' string very soon again, sooner than I expected for an amateur who doesn't play all day, and not tuned up to 440 even. Not yet anyway. And given what is happening am not wanting to...
Anyone any advice for prolonging the string life?
Elated yet disappointed pesky...
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