Way back in 1987, D'Addario strings boss Jim was challenged by his 13-year-old daughter about the amount of waste packaging thown away every time he changed his guitar strings. This was the starting point of D'Addario's on-going green guitar strings campaign that is resulted in their latest initiative - "clean wire" in all wound strings, eliminating tin-plating from the string-making process. read more »
Elixir have launched a new range of Electric Guitar Strings with an ultra-thin NANOWEB™ coating, branded "anti-rust". Elixir claim that this new innovation can extend the life of plain steel strings by 3-5 times - something that should prove popular with guitarists who have seen the effect that sweaty fingers can have on regular plain steel strings! read more »
Floyd's Guitar God Gilmour now has his own Signature Series of strings from GHS.
David Gilmour's connection with GHS' Boomers series goes back to 1979, when he started using them on Pink Floyd's "The Wall" project.
He uses gauges 10, 12, 16, 28, 38, and 48 on his Fender Stratocaster™, and gauges 10.5, 13, 17, 30, 40, and 50 on his Gibson Les Paul™. read more »