Now, I'm not a big acoustic player, but I play regularly enough to the point where it's a pain in the arse to buy strings for it. Simply because they go dead after about a week even though I've only played a few hours on it. I wipe it down, I wash my hands before, all that, they still go dead. So this time around I've decided to do a little experiment. All of the marketing for the Ernie Ball Paradigm strings have been on their break resistance, and absolutely none about the sound or how fresh they stay over longer periods of time. I have found in the past that Ernie Ball Slinky series strings tend to go dull after a matter of hours, and after a few days the case is even worse. This is why I found it interesting, and perhaps telling, that Ernie Ball put no mention of how these new strings sound or feel. Ernie Ball have put a 90 day guarantee on these strings, and say that if they rust or break within that time, they will replace them for free. Consider this challenge accepted. However, the interesting part for me, is how these strings will look, play, and sound at points over that time. So from now until the end of September, I will have this same set of strings on my acoustic, and will try and give regular updates and reviews on them. Let's see how they go.