Two of the strings had snapped on my Loomis when it arrived. I had some spares lyin around, but I mentioned it to the store anyway and they sent me a free pack. The strings arrived today, and they're a stainless steel set of Ernie Balls.
I've never used a steel set, partly because I don't feel that I need the extra brightness, and secondly because I hear they can deal fairly nasty damage to your frets.
Is this internet rumour bullshit, or is there something to it? I understand that steel is harder than nickel (assuming these frets are nickel?) so theoretically they would be more abrasive, but is it really going to do any harm?
Also, I assume the top 3 strings aren't going to be an issue anyway, since even on a normal set they are bare unwound steel?
Wirelessly posted (Hivemind)
You might get 10 years out of the frets, rather than 15, if you keep with stainless, and you bend a LOT.
In other words dot worry about it lol