Prevents contamination and corrosion.
Light gauge B string with Elixir Nanoweb coating.
Every time you pick up your bass and play, you leave tiny bits of dead skin, body oils, sweat and all types of gunk loitering on your strings. Stuck between the windings, these contaminants dampen vibration and accelerate corrosion. The result? Strings that are dead, rough and dirty.
The best way to prevent contamination and corrosion is to protect the important space between the windings, the "critical zone of tone," from invaders. Elixir doesn't just just wrap the windings and leave ridges that, although coated, still fill up with gunk. Elixir protects the entire string in a flexible, strong, yet micro-thin polymer tube. You can think of it as a heat-shrink tube that's thinner than a human hair.
The result? Your Elixir bass strings sound and feel better for much longer than the average string.