Friday, September 28, 2012

Goodbye EB 2220. Hello GHS GBH.

EB 2220 11 - 48
Shown below is the last pack of EB 2220 Power Slinky strings I'll probably be opening. Been happily using these since the '90s without any notable rust issues. However, the last 3 or 4 packs have featured 'pre-rusted' plain strings. Have actually been forced to sand the E, B and G strings before use. Looks like 'Element Shield Packaging' is no match for the climate here. Bummer. This pack remains unused as I've had enough. Time for change, me thinks.

Element Shield Packaging: 
1. resists humidity 2. keeps your strings as fresh as the day they were made 3. longest life 4. fresh all the time. Sorry EB, ESP has failed in the battle against the local climate. Kindly take a closer look at the 3 strings below:


More rust

Even more rust

GHS GBH 12 - 52
Seems like these GHS GBH 012-052s with 'Fresh Pack' technology have fared much better than the EBs through their long journey from the US of A. Tried them out on a hot and sweaty lunchtime gig Wednesday, and they played like butter, no kidding. Guess I be sticking to GHS from now on. 

Nice and smooth.

Look ma .... no rust!

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