Electric Nickel Plated Steel with NANOWEB Coating

Elixir® Electric Nickel Plated Steel Strings with NANOWEB® Coating deliver the presence, punch, and personality of traditional electric guitar strings but with extended tone life.

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  • Only coated string brand to protect the entire string with an ultra-thin coating, keeping gunk out of the gaps between the windings
  • Extended Tone Life – players report their tone lasts longer than any other string, uncoated or coated
  • Consistent performance and tone – ready to play whenever you are
  • Smooth feel that is easy on your fingers and enhances playability
  • Reduced finger squeak – good for both performance and recording
  • Anti-Rust Plated Plain Steel Strings resist tone-deadening corrosion, ensuring a longer life for entire set
  • With less hassle and expense of frequent string changes, spend more time making music
String Gauges and Part Numbers
String Tension for Tuning

Electric Nickel Plated Steel with NANOWEB Coating

Part No. Gauge E-1 B-2 G-3 D-4 A-5 E-6
12002 Super Light .009 .011 .016 .024 .032 .042
12027 Custom Light .009 .011 .016 .026 .036 .046
12052 Light .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046
12077 Light-Heavy Strings .010 .013 .017 .032 .042 .052
12102 Medium .011 .014 .018 .028 .038 .049
12152 Heavy .012 .016 .024 .032 .042 .052
12302 Baritone .012 .016 .022 .038 .052 .068

Electric 7-String Nickel Plated Steel with NANOWEB Coating

Part No. Gauge E B G D A E
12057 Light .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046
      .056        

Electric 12-String Nickel Plated Steel with NANOWEB Coating

Part No. Gauge B F# D A E B
12450 12-String Light .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046
    .010 .013 .009 .012 .018 .026

String tension shown below is an approximation. Guitar string tension is based upon a 25.5" guitar scale length and standard tuning.

Gauge E-1
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
B-2
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
G-3
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
D-4
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
A-5
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
E-6
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
Total Tension (lbs)
Super Light Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.009 / 13 .011 / 11 .016 / 15 .024 / 16 .032 / 16 .042 / 15 85
Custom Light Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.009 / 13 .011 / 11 .016 / 15 .026 / 18 .036 / 20 .046 / 17 94
Light Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.010 / 16 .013 / 15 .017 / 17 .026 / 18 .036 / 20 .046 / 17 103
Light-Heavy Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.010 / 16 .013 / 15 .017 / 17 .032 / 28 .042 / 26 .052 / 22 124
Medium Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.011 / 20 .014 / 18 .018 / 19 .028 / 21 .038 / 22 .049 / 20 118
Heavy Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.012 / 23 .016 / 23 .024 / 28 .032 / 28 .042 / 26 .052 / 22 151
Baritone
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.012 / 23 .016 / 23 .022 / 28 .038 / 38 .052 / 39 .068 / 39 191
7-String Light
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.010 / 16 .013 / 15 .017 / 17 .026 / 18 .036 / 20 .046 / 17  
7-StringLight Continued   .056 / 15         118
12-String Light
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.010 / 16 .013 / 15 .017 / 17 .026 / 18 .036 / 20 .046 / 17  
12-String Light Continued .010 / 16 .013 / 15 .009 / 19 .012 / 18 .018 / 23 .026 / 23 217

Additional Information about Elixir Strings

  • Why use Elixir Strings?

    Elixir® Strings players report their tone lasts longer than any other string – uncoated or coated.

  • Differences between POLYWEB, NANOWEB and OPTIWEB Coatings

    Elixir® Strings are available in distinct protective coatings.  The coatings feature the same protection and extend tone life, but differ in tone and feel.

  • Extend Tone Life

    A string is "dead" when it no longer exhibits the intensity of frequencies it had when it was new. When you pluck a new string, you can hear the high-frequency harmonics that makes an instrument's tone vibrant.

Artists Who Use Electric Nickel Plated Steel with NANOWEB Coating

 

Joe Robinson, Jamie MacColl, and Wayne Sermon

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