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Elixir Optiweb promo vid by Everett Gray


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The Elixir Electric Guitar Strings With OPTIWEB Coating are innovative nickel-plated steel strings that provide an unparalleled combination of crisp tone and extended tone life. Thanks to Elixir's advanced OPTIWEB polymer coating, these strings protect your tone from the enemies of great sound—corrosion, sweat and dirt. The OPTIWEB coating allows the string to vibrate freely while providing a firm grip, giving you enhanced control over string bends, vibrato and sustain.

OPTIWEB Coating: Natural Feel, Lasting Tone

Elixir's OPTIWEB coating offers the most natural feel of any of their coatings, allowing for vibrant tone and articulation. Despite its light and flexible feel, the OPTIWEB coating provides three to five times more tone life than an uncoated string. By coating the entire string, including the gaps between windings where gunk typically builds up, the OPTIWEB coating protects your tone and prevents muddiness.

Nickel-Plated Steel: Bright, Balanced Tone

The nickel-plated steel construction of these strings provides a crisp, articulate tone that cuts through the mix. The medium gauge of 11-49 offers a balanced tension and tone that works well for most musical styles. The nickel plating also helps prevent corrosion and rust, further extending the life of your strings.

Convenient Packaging and Sizing

These Elixir electric guitar strings come in their signature gold and black packaging, with the specific gauge and coating clearly marked for quick identification. They are available in a wide range of gauges to suit your preferred tone and tension. The medium gauge offered here provides a versatile option for many guitars and playing styles.

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  • Electric guitar strings constructed with nickel-plated steel wrap wire
  • Played for their crisp tone
  • OPTIWEB coating provides a natural feel
  • Coating technology protects against common corrosion and debris buildup, extending tone life longer than any other brand’s coated or uncoated strings (Elixir Strings player survey)
  • Anti-Rust Plating on plain steel strings ensures longer tone life for the entire set
  • Medium gauge: .011 .014 .018 .028 .038 .049