Re: Best Mandolin Strings for Sweaty hands
My hands are probably near the extremely sweaty end of the spectrum, and by the end of two shows in one weekend (5 hours) I noticed some oxidation slowing up my fingers on the A and E strings on my EXPs, even with frequent wipe-downs. On my starter mandolin I used string lubricants, but I'm not introducing anything like that to my Weber.
For me, EXP-74s will last near a month in terms of tone quality, but comfort is also a big factor in terms of ease of playing, so rust isn't such a pleasant thing. I had some Elixirs on a while back and they sounded and felt great for 2 months after a 2 day period of being really, really bright. they still felt great when I took them off, but tonally they were diminishing. for the extra 3 bucks, greater comfort and double the string life, my next string order will Elixirs. Not everybody or every mandolin responds positively to them, but it definitely merits a try. Good luck!
-2011 Weber Special Edition "Molly"
-2003 Gibson WM-45 Guitar "Woody"
-1932 Ludwig Columbia Tenor Banjo "Wildwood Flower"
-Yamaha YBS-52 Baritone Sax "Evelyn"