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Pick Up Free Elixir® Strings with Hardwire™ Extreme Performance Pedal Promotion

ELKTON, MD, SEPTEMBER 3, 2009 — Musicians now have an opportunity to give their guitar rigs extended play along with adding great sound effects with the HardWire™ Extreme Performance Pedal Promotion.

From now through September 31, 2009, players who purchase any DigiTech HardWire Extreme Performance Pedal will also have the opportunity to receive two free packs of electric Elixir Strings with NANOWEB® Coating. To receive the two packs of strings, players must complete and mail in a simple form that can be downloaded from the DigiTech website Along with the form, the actual UPC code from the HardWire product box, store receipt, and $2.50 for shipping and handling must be submitted (must be postmarked no later than October 31, 2009). Two boxes of strings will then be sent directly to the address requested by the player within six to eight weeks.

"HardWire shares the Elixir Strings philosophy of developing high-quality products that are built to last. We are happy to be partnering with them," says Craig Theorin, Elixir Strings product manager. "Our current promotion with HardWire is a great way for our players to expand their guitar rigs while getting some extended use out of their strings."

HardWire’s Extreme Performance pedals represent a commitment to quality and attention to subtle details. In addition to technical enhancements like true bypass and high voltage operation, all HardWire Extreme Performance Pedals feature rugged, all-metal construction; a wide, stage-stable footprint; durable, custom-machined metal knobs for a sure grip and precision potentiometers that guarantee knob positions will stay intact. Effects featured in the line include Chromatic Tuner, Tube Overdrive, Valve Distortion, Metal Distortion, Stereo Chorus, Delay/Looper and Stereo Reverb.

"We are excited to have Elixir Strings be part of our promotion due to the extended play they provide," says Jason Lamb, marketing manager at HardWire. "Now, through this promotion, our HardWire pedal players will have even more time to try out their new effects without having to change strings."

Elixir Strings is the pioneer in coated string technology. The company’s strings with ultra-thin NANOWEB® Coating provide the bright tone and punch of uncoated strings, yet keep their lively tone three to five times longer than ordinary strings.

For additional details on the promotion and to find an authorized Elixir Strings and DigiTech dealers, please visit or Offer valid in the U.S. only.

About Elixir® Strings
Elixir Strings is the pioneer in coated string technology and is available in two string "flavors". Strings with ultra-thin NANOWEB® Coating provide the bright tone and punch of uncoated strings, yet keep their lively tone three to five times longer than ordinary strings. The thin coating is nearly undetectable, providing the feel of traditional strings. Elixir Strings with original POLYWEB® Coating also sound great three to five times longer than ordinary strings, have a balanced tone with smooth response, feel comfortably smooth and reduce finger squeak. Elixir Strings are available in a full range of gauges for acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, banjo and mandolin.

Today, Elixir Strings are installed as original equipment by a growing list of discriminating electric guitar and bass manufacturers, including Ibanez, Tom Anderson Guitarworks, Brian Moore Guitars, Carvin, Melancon Guitars as well as premium acoustic guitar luthiers such as Taylor Guitars, Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Lakewood Guitars, CA Guitars, Carvin, and Goodall Guitars. Elixir Strings are endorsed by popular artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Train, Dave Mason, Michael W. Smith, Jim Messina, Christopher Cross, Bob Seger and Drowning Pool.

Elixir Strings are manufactured by W. L. Gore & Associates, the company widely known for such innovations as GORE-TEX® Fabrics.