Electric Nickel Plated Steel with OPTIWEB Coating

The longest lasting tone night after night!

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.

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Description

  • 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
Introducing OPTIWEB
String gauges and part numbers
String Tension for Tuning

ELIXIR Strings Introduces OPTIWEB Coated Electric Strings

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

Electric 7-String Nickel Plated Steel with OPTIWEB Coating

Part No. Gauge E B G D A E
19007 Super Light .009 .011 .016 .024 .032 .042
      .052        
19057 Light .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046
      .056        
19074 Light / Heavy .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046
      .059        
19106 Medium .011 .014 .018 .028 .038 .049
      .059        

Electric 8-String Nickel Plated Steel with OPTIWEB Coating

Part No. Gauge E B G D A E B F#
19062 Light .010 .013 .017 .030 .042 .054 .064 .074

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 B-2 G-3 D-4 A-5 E-6 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

String tension shown below is an approximation. Guitar string tension is based upon a 27" guitar scale length and standard tuning.

Gauge E-1 B-2 G-3 D-4 A-5 E-6 B-7 F#-8 Total Tension (lbs)
7-String Super Light
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.009 / 15 .011 / 12 .016 / 16 .024 / 18 .032 / 18 .042 / 17 .052 / 14 - 110
7-String Light
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.010 / 18 .013 / 17 .017 / 19 .026 / 21 .036 / 22 .046 / 20 .056 / 16 - 133
7-String Light / Heavy
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.010 / 18 .013 / 17 .017 / 19 .026 / 21 .036 / 22 .046 / 20 .059 / 18 - 135
7-String Medium
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.011 / 22 .014 / 20 .018 / 21 .028 / 24 .038 / 24 .049 / 22 .059 / 18 - 151
8-String Light
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.010 / 18 .013 / 17 .017 / 19 .030 / 29 .042 / 29 .054 / 28 .064 / 22 .074 / 16 178

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ELECTRIC STRINGS - NICKEL PLATED STEEL

Get different tone and feel options with different coatings. All coatings offer the same long-lasting tone life.

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WHY ELIXIR STRINGS TONE LASTS SO LONG

Our coating protests the entire string, including the gaps between the windings, eliminating tone-killing debris buildup.

PUT AN END TO DEAD-SOUNDING STRINGS

Elixir Strings sounds like new strings for a long, long time.

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Artists Who Use Electric Nickel Plated Steel with OPTIWEB Coating

Wayne Sermon, Everett Gray and Marcus King

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