I've become a recent convert from Elixir PB lights to John Pearse PB New Mediums. So I decided to try the 12-string version. I was not disappointed. There is so more "woody" acoustic sound with only a little bit of string noise. I love what John Pearse has done with their strings. While I MAY have to change them a tad more frequently, getting them for less than half Elixir's price makes that a very easy trade-off.
I am 47. Been playing music since mom made me take piano lessons when I was 8. The John Pearse phosphor bronze strings are all I use on my guitars any more. I only discovered them in recent years, and i thank Shoreline for being there and making it easy. They sound and feel great. I look forward to visiting the shop someday. Thank you.