Finally, a string I want to stick with...
Like most guitar players, I've strung my instruments with pretty much every type of string available over the last 30 years, in a fun (sometimes frustrating) search for that particular set that brings out the best in my D-18.
Finally, this is the set. That doesn't mean I'll never try another string, but at the moment, DR Rares are really satisfying my need for warmth, power, volume, AND longevity. A quartet of attributes that's difficult to find in a single set of guitar strings.
I personally use the 13-gauge, so I can't speak for the other gauges available. The Rares start off a bit brash in the trebles, but with a few hours of play that brashness fades away, and you are left with a warm and rich tone that lasts quite a bit longer than other non-coated strings.
Honestly, for me, with my body chemistry and my guitar, DR Rares last longer than Elixirs. YMMV.
ConsCan't seem to find them sold by the case.