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Elixr strings - break too easily?

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I recently switched from Martin to Elixr strings on my acoustic guitar, and in the past couple months I've broken three Elixr strings (the D and two G's). This is super annoying considering they're quite a bit more expensive than strings I normally buy, and I've had other strings last for well over a year without breaking before (would not recommend, sounds real bad after a while).

Has anyone else had this problem? I feel hugely ripped off, but I've heard from so many people that Elixrs are pretty much the longest-lasting strings. I don't get it.

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i've never experienced that, wouldn't even imagine not using elixer strings. ive used both light and medium phosphor bronze 

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Weird. All the Elixr strings I own I bought at the same time. Maybe it's possible I got a bad batch or something. Can that happen? Who knows.

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I bought Elixrs once, absolutely hated them, switched back to D'addario. so much better. no idea if they're in the US though. 

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Dude, maybe they are supporting too much tension? They are thinner that the older ones? Maybe they get rusty? (don't think so). Is your guitar tuned up on a luthier? Maybe there are some little maladjustements?

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I wouldn't go that far, I think preference has a lot to do with it. I've met many performers who hate them and many who love them. depends what you like really. 

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