Sometimes, I try my best to not judge a certain product based on a popular belief. I might be too nice at times & continue to give an already beaten reputation another chance. I believe this is that situation.
There is this very popular string brand (let’s call it Brand E) that offers a so called benchmark coating standard in preserving string life. Brand E might be the proverbial reference for those who believe in string coating technology & are not privy to any anomalies. Not me, of course. The coating somehow flakes off over time but that was an encounter of the electric kind. I decided to try the acoustic version & fingerpick all playing moments to eliminate the fact that the pick itself is the root of the issue. As seen above, despite the fingerpicking treatment, the flaking happened & exposed parts rusted pretty quickly. This is the definitely my final obligation for Brand E. Good riddance.