Originally Posted by mikeler
That's still not too bad for 17 gauge. I've read that RIP 16 is way more durable than 17. I only play 3 times a week so I may not get to RIP for another 3 or 4 weeks. But I'll get to it eventually.
8 Hours is quite fast for me. I break other 17Gs in 15 hours or so.. or they go dead. X-1.. I got about 15 hours, OG 17..about the same. Since in was one string job... not really enough data to conclude that the Rip 17 will not hold up for me. However, many have reported that as you say the "RIP 16 is way more durable than 17". Still at $6.00 a set..worth the effort to try both. Since I string my own.. and like to do a hybrid with syn gut, a string job is appox $4.00. Well worth the effort for a string that works for me.