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  • jumpinjeff

    January 20, 2023 at 9:53 am

    I have a strong feeling that the answer is both. The strings will oxidize regardless but if you put dirt salt and sweat on them the oxidize faster. Even strings that are never played will go dead from oxidation. Here is the advantage for coated strings. Less exposure to oxidation and resistant to the agents accelerating oxidation. If I were going to play a certain guitar once a week only (as if) I would use coated strings. I wipe stings down frequently every coupla hours or so. You would be amazed to see the dirt that comes off of strings after 3 hours of playing. I would put my string time for uncoated strings around 80-100 hours.