Good call on the Elixir Phosphor Bronzes. I’ve tried a lot of string but stick with these most of the time now. Tried the Martins, Daddarios, and a whole list of others. I find the Phosohor Bronzes just that much more flexible. Feel good and the comfort is good. They last and hey, 6 in a box. Coating doesn’t take away from tone far as I can tell. Sound is right on. Glad to see the article saying that really its all personal. Have to find what works for you.