Elixir Electric Guitar Strings are covered with an ultrathin, space age polymer tube that contacts the string on the tops of the windings only. This leaves the al... Read More
Elixir Electric Guitar Strings are covered with an ultrathin, space age polymer tube that contacts the string on the tops of the windings only. This leaves the all-important winding-to-winding-to-core space free from the fear of the enemies of tone! No more gunk and goo. No more DNA evidence. No kidding.
In addition to an ultrathin grunge-resistant tubular coating on the wound strings, Polywebs now have a revolutionary Anti-Rust plating on the plain strings to extend their life too.
Elixirs are the first major innovation in guitar strings in over 40 years, and deliver what they promise: great tone and long life no matter what you put them on or how often you play.
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These strings meet the title of Best. The smooth surface and teflon like finish provide the user with good feel and clean playing. No more sand paper calusus grating into the strings.
Okay, I have been playing for close to 18 years. I have used various different strings and these by far, hands down are the best. The tone and feel that these strings offer is truly unbeatable. The poly coating on the strings makes sliding up and down your board extremely easy. The day I found these strings is the day that all other string manufacturers went out of business in my mind. I will never use any other brand of strings. Elixir's all the way.
My wife's cousin who plays professionally turned me on to the Elixer strings a couple of years ago. They are all I buy now! These strings have excellent playing properties. They will bend with the best of them and the tonal quality is second to none. They are not "Tinny" sounding but have a full rich colorful tone. That's not the best part. I used to change my strings every 2 - 3 weeks. I get 2 - 3 months out of these! Keep them clean and they'll sound just as great 3 months after you've put them on. I have a set on my acoustic that been on for over a year! The tone is still great, no rust and excellent sustain! Try them - you'll be a believer!
I have a Taylor T-5 S1 Custom with three hummers. My original strings were Ernie Customs and they died quickly and the acoustic/unaltered tone was not acceptable. I switched to the Elixirs and got easier playability, better acoustic sound and good amplified unaltered tone electrically. They are a bit "loose" on the board, but I had no problems with keeping tune or tone for the long-run. I play my strings a little less "bright" than most and found these strings to last 2-3 times longer and keep their sound well. In addition, they seemed to be easier on the fingers when playing long sets.
Elixir strings are not really all the great for Electric. I have them on my Alvarez acoustic however and they play great. But on my Ibanez rx series elextric their not so great. they tend to rattle alot and the dont keep tune at all however that may be a guitar problem but they werent too good for me.