Electric Nickel Plated Steel with OPTIWEB Coating

Electric Nickel Plated Steel with OPTIWEB™ Coating

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Elixir® Electric Nickel Plated Steel Strings with OPTIWEB™ Coating give you the performance of a natural string — that crisp tone, natural feel and playable grip you know and love—without sacrificing the signature long-lasting tone life of Elixir Strings.

  • Played for the same crisp tone as an uncoated string
  • OPTIWEB Coating provides a natural feel
  • Electric guitar strings constructed with nickel-plated steel wrap wire
  • Our coating technology protects against common corrosion and debris buildup, extending tone life longer than any other brand’s coated or uncoated strings*
  • Anti-Rust Plating on plain steel strings ensures longer tone life for the 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

String Gauges and Part Numbers

Electric Nickel Plated Steel with OPTIWEB Coating

Part No. Gauge E-1 B-2 G-3 D-4 A-5 E-6
19002 Super Light .009 .011 .016 .024 .032 .042
19027 Custom Light .009 .011 .016 .026 .036 .046
19052 Light .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046
19077 Light-Heavy Strings .010 .013 .017 .032 .042 .052
19102 Medium .011 .014 .018 .028 .038 .049

String Tension for Tuning

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

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 OPTIWEB Coating

Mike Eldred, Everett Gray and John Smith

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