I've mentioned this phenomenon before in other threads. I'm wondering how many deal with this at outdoor gigs, and what conditions besides humid and salty air near bays, the Gulf or oceans affect strings severely. I say "severely" because that's my experience. The first time I played an outdoor gig at someone's home on Padre Island, I changed strings on my acoustic/electric guitar an hour before I left for the gig. After 3.5 hours, I took an encore request, strummed the strings, and the G string broke. I looked down and all the strings were corroded, particularly where my palm would rest back by the bridge. The corrosion factor has been observed countless times since. That first time is the only time I remember one of the strings actually breaking, but the corrosion from our sea/salt air is a constant. I've never gotten photographic evidence of it before and after the gig, but I did think to take pics this morning of the condition of the strings on both guitars I used at a gig yesterday. I did an outdoor gig yesterday in a community called Ingleside on the Bay. It is indeed "on the bay," as in the north shore of the Corpus Christi Bay is just across the street from where I was playing. The guitars I used were Aggie, my Logan Custom acoustic/electric tele... ...and my Firecaster II... To be fair, the strings weren't brand new on either guitar. But still they suffered the ravages of the sea/salt air. Aggie was strung with D'Addario EJ26s (.011-.052 custom light gauge phosphor bronze strings); and my Firecaster II, with D;Addario EXL110s (.010-.046 regular light gauge nickel wound). Here's a couple of close ups of how the strings faired. (Spoiler alert: the phosphor bronze strings corrode much more quickly than the nickel wounds.) So, does anybody else experience this? Are there other conditions besides living in a coastal town and dealing with the sea air that adversely affect your strings?