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Elixir Strings Electric Guitar Strings w POLYWEB Coating, Light (.010-.046)
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- Electric guitar strings constructed with nickel-plated steel wrap wire
- Played for a warm, robust tone
- Original POLYWEB Coating provides a soft, slick feel that keeps the strings from getting in the way of playing
- Our patented coating technology protects against common corrosion, extending tone life longer than any other brand’s coated or uncoated strings (Elixir Strings player survey)
- Light gauge: .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046
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Delivering the same long-lasting, amazing tone players worldwide count on for their electric guitars, Elixir Strings also offers a varied array of premium string options for other styles and instruments!
- Acoustic Guitar Strings
- Bass Guitar Strings
- Banjo Strings
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Made For Musicians Who Just Want To Play More Music
Premium, long-lasting electric guitar strings from Elixir Strings
Ever since pioneering coated string technology in 1997, our reason for making premium guitar strings has remained simple—we want you to have more quality playing time between the hassle and cost of string changes. And gig after gig, session after session, lesson after lesson, we’ve delivered. In fact, experienced players worldwide trust our corrosion-defying strings to keep their tone longer than other brand’s coated or uncoated strings.*
We now offer two premium electric guitar string options, each featuring our patented coating technology, to help you find exactly the tone and feel you’re looking for. Thanks to the unique differences between coatings, we offer a long-lasting set for any style. From bright and vibrant to warm and robust, the dynamic range of available sound is yours for the picking. Of course, finding the string that’s right for you is a matter of personal preference. So try them out for yourself!
* Elixir Strings player survey | GORE, Elixir, NANOWEB, POLYWEB, Great Tone Long Life, 'e' icon, and other designs are trademarks of W.L. Gore & Associates.
- Elixir Strings Electric Guitar Strings w POLYWEB Coating
- Elixir Strings Electric Guitar Strings w NANOWEB Coating
Less Sweat, Debris, And Finger Squeak
The way your strings sound has a lot to do with what you normally can’t see. While both of our patented coatings reduce noisy finger squeak, they also cut down on a large number of other pesky annoyances common to your average uncoated string. Sweat, skin, dirt, and even air, for example, can do a lot of damage to your strings. And if you live in a hot, humid area, the moisture in the atmosphere can wreak total havoc on your strings’ tone life. But with Elixir Strings, you’re getting world-class protection that’s engineered to endure.
Polyweb Coating Vs NANOWEB Coating
POLYWEB Coating was our first coated string innovation all the way back in the '90s. It tends to warm and mellow the string’s tone and has a fast, slick feel that’s gentle on the fingers, which lets players keep jamming without the strings getting in the way. As a response to players who said they prefer a more traditional feel, NANOWEB Coating was then designed. This ultra-thin coating allows a brighter, crisper tone while offering the same amount of tone-life protection as its predecessor.
Coated Like No Other
Unlike other string brands, Elixir Strings coats the whole string. This protects not only the outer string surface but also the gaps between the windings where common tone-deadening gunk typically builds up in other brands’ coated and uncoated guitar strings. That’s why Elixir strings retain their tone longer than any other brand’s string, coated or uncoated. Simply put, build-up and corrosion kill your tone, and Elixir strings protect against elements that cause build-up and corrosion. All while sounding exactly how you’d expect a premium set of strings to sound.
Corrosion protection between wrap wire windings is all well and good, but you may be asking yourself, “What about the strings that don’t have a wrap wire?” And we’re proud to tell you, don’t worry—we’ve got those covered too. Literally. With our signature Anti-Rust Plating, even your plain steel strings defy the elements. This ensures longer tone life not just for your coated wound strings, but for your entire set. When we say you’ll have more gigging, jamming, touring, or practice time between string changes, we mean it.
High Praise For Elixir Strings From The Pros Themselves
"I use Elixir Strings in the studio and on stage. They always feel right and seem to complement any guitar I use. They're the perfect string."
-Wayne Sermon of Imagine Dragons.
John Paul Jones
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Prolong your tone with the same premium electric guitar strings that experienced players worldwide trust to keep their incredible tone longer than any other string available. Unlike other string brands, Elixir Strings coats the whole string. This protects not only the outer string surface but also the gaps between the windings where common tone-deadening gunk typically builds up in other brands’ coated and uncoated guitar strings. Who wouldn’t love more quality playing time between the hassle and cost of string changes? Crafted to last, these nickel-plated steel electric guitar strings boast a warm, robust tone while the POLYWEB Coating brings a slick, fast feel to the playing experience. For a more traditionally textured, “uncoated” feel and a brighter, punchier tone, try our electric guitar strings with ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating. Of course, the kind of string you play is all a matter of personal preference. Not sure what tone or feel is right for you? Try them out for yourself, and find your new favorite string from Elixir Strings. For a more in-depth look at what makes our strings so special, scroll to the branded info further down the page. Elixir Strings: Great tone. Long life.
Top Customer Reviews
To me, I've tried these versus regular strings, and truth be told they're both really good in different ways. I tried d'addario nickel wound, and the differences I found were that the D'addario were a little more transparent on the high strings, and the low strings were a bit dull sounding, but still clear enough to hear the sound of the guitar & pickups. I really liked them, enough to where I have some backup sets, but the other side of the coin...
The Elixir's just have a bit more "girth" to the tone, which also translates into a little more output & bass/mid-range. Obviously they're slick, but to me after I got used to either one I really don't play any differently with or without the coating, it's more or less a matter of preference of feel & tone. For me though, I think Elixir's thrive in lead guitar playing. The way the bass notes respond to hard hitting notes is different than standard strings, it's very aggressive & clear sounding, which I really like. Notes on the bass strings of regular strings tend to sound slightly dull or simply non-responsive in the way I want them to.
Normal strings; low strings are mellow, bright and sparkly high strings, lower output.
Elixirs: low strings are bright & articulate while maintaining fatness, high strings are even in relation the brightness from low to high, slightly higher output.
I recommend cleaning your fretboard thoroughly before changing strings and keeping your guitar in a properly maintained humidity level (or at least in a dry gig bag!).
MOST IMPORTANT: I use Fast Fret before and after I play (some mineral oil on a lint-free cloth will work just about as well), and my Elixirs last months and months. It is a discipline, much like how the Samurai kept his blade clean, but will keep your strings in shape.
For other brands, some tarnish or even rust may appear after a few weeks of normal use, and I would have to use WD-40 to remove it (just don't get it on the guitar's wood!!!). Sometimes it wouldn't help, and the strings (sometimes not even all of them, just the wounds or just the unwounds) would just sound dead and need to be replaced.
Elixirs still sound good, and keep a consistent tone across all of the strings that sound nice. I can't say that they sound as bright as the day they came out of the package, but it's WAY more bang-for-your buck. I've also yet to see one spontaneously break on me under normal stress and tension, but I'm not about to tune my guitar higher to test my luck.
I am a studio musician and play a lot, and from over 15 years of experience, these are my favorite strings. I'm currently recording an album with an Ibanez RG470 and the same strings I've had on for four months.
Ask yourself: what's my time worth? Do I want to keep actually playing, or do I want to play guitar-tech all of the time? Changing strings sucks. Get Elixirs!