Elixir products do not disappoint. They tend to add brightness to whatever guitar they are on, whereas a John Pearse string usually adds warmth. And as always, great customer service from Shoreline Music!
I am a professional player; I play 5-6 nts a week live and also do studio sessions. I switched to Elixirs for their long life, but have really been impressed with their sound as well and longevity.