The difference between our coating "flavors" lies in the tone and feel. Elixir® Strings with NANOWEB Coating sound and feel more like traditional, uncoated strings. They are bright and lively, and the coating is so thin that you can barely tell it's there.
Elixir® Strings with POLYWEB Coating have a balanced tone. They sound like strings that have been perfectly "played in". They are comfortably smooth and help reduce finger squeak.
While our POLYWEB and NANOWEB Coatings differ in tone and feel, both feature patented protection and deliver extended tone life.
Yes! We offer taper wound bass strings for 4,5, and 6-string sets - check out the bass product section to find out the details.
With NANOWEB Coating, strings sound and feel like uncoated strings – they are bright and lively, and the coating is so micro thin that you can barely tell it’s there. With POLYWEB Coating, strings have a balanced tone and smooth response – they sound like strings that have been ‘played in’ for a couple of hours.
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Yes, and we actually offer a custom set designed especially for resonator guitars.
Elixir® Strings last a really, really long time -– but not forever! Typically it’s time to change when the plain steel strings (high E and B) show signs of excessive wear. String life differs from player to player. With Elixir® Strings players report their tone lasts longer than any other string, uncoated or coated.
Strings with our NANOWEB Coating sound and feel like uncoated strings – they are bright and lively, and the coating is so micro thin that you can barely tell it’s there. NANOWEB Coating provides the brightest 'flavor' we make.
The answer is simple. Strings go dead for two reasons: corrosion attacks the metal surface, and stuff on your fingers clogs the space between the string windings. Elixir® Strings is the only string that prevents corrosion and contamination from accumulating on the surface and, most importantly, collecting in the space between the windings.
Sure, other companies make coated strings. But they coat only the surface of the windings, leaving the space between the windings open to the elements. Elixir® Strings coats the entire string with a micro-thin barrier against corrosion and contamination. Nothing, including the coating itself, can invade the space between the windings. And that's the secret to long-lasting tone.
Yes, but there is no need.
Lubricants are not necessary or recommended. The POLYWEB and NANOWEB Coatings are chemically inert, so they will not be affected in any way by lubricants or cleaners. However, it is not necessary, or beneficial, to use a string lubricant or cleaner with Elixir® Strings.