Electric Nickel Plated Steel with POLYWEB Coating

Elixir® Electric Nickel Plated Steel Strings with POLYWEB Coating deliver their own distinct warm tone together 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 POLYWEB Coating

Part No. Gauge E-1 B-2 G-3 D-4 A-5 E-6
12000 Super Light .009 .011 .016 .024 .032 .042
12050 Light .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046

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
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Total Tension (lbs)
Super Light Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.009 / 13 .011 / 11 .016 / 15 .024 / 16 .032 / 16 .042 / 15 85
Light Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
.010 / 16 .013 / 15 .017 / 17 .026 / 18 .036 / 20 .046 / 17 103

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.