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Cleartone Nickel-Plated Light Electric Guitar Strings   

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Gauges: 10-13-17-26-36-46Cleartone Electric Guitar Strings are made of nickel-plated steel over a hex core. A unique treatment called EMP coats the e...Read More

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Cleartone Electric Guitar Strings are made of nickel-plated steel over a hex core. A unique treatment called EMP coats the entire string with an ultrathin protective film. It's the thinnest coating ever applied to guitar strings (less than one micron!) and will withstand more abuse from hard strumming than coatings 1000 times thicker! EMP ensures longer string life by protecting strings from corrosion due to skin acidity, salt, and moisture without compromising feel and sound. Made in the USA.

Silky feel, brilliant tone, and incredible string life.

FEATURES
  • Thinnest coating ever!
  • Dramatically increases string life
  • Protects strings from corrosion
  • Withstands hard strumming

This is high-tech you don't have to understand to appreciate. Order a few sets today.

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CleartoneNickel-Plated Light Electric Guitar Strings
 
3.3

(based on 15 reviews)

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The Name is True to the Product - Clear Tone

Seems to be a lot of low reviews for these but I noticed immediately that these strings had a nice balanced tone and the brightness was to my liking. I tried the Ernie Ball...Read complete review

Seems to be a lot of low reviews for these but I noticed immediately that these strings had a nice balanced tone and the brightness was to my liking. I tried the Ernie Ball coated strings and really didn't like them. Normally, I use D'Addario which always have a vibrant, bright tone. These sound as good as the D'Addario to me.
The coating improves the string life but to my ears this didn't impact the tone.
No problems so far.
Getting more mileage makes them a better value.

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Don't last long

I was under the assumption they'd play and sound *new* for 5 times longer than normal strings. I put them on all my electrics, including my vintage pieces. After a couple days...Read complete review

I was under the assumption they'd play and sound *new* for 5 times longer than normal strings. I put them on all my electrics, including my vintage pieces. After a couple days of playing, the G B and E strings were getting dullish in between the frets where my fingers go. I can't tell a huge difference in tone, but I'm expecting them to be dead soon... and it definite affected the feel negatively on those strings. Yes, my hands sweat a lot... but with coated strings they should still last long, which is the whole point of getting coated strings to begin with. I'll be switching back to Elixir on my vintage pieces and DR or EB for my live rig.

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Worst strings ever!

By Dr Bacon

from Dayton, Ohio

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Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Tone Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Cleartone Nickel-Plated Light Electric Guitar Strings:

      I decided to try something different and put on some clear tones.

      Played one chord, ALL of my Les Paul's sustain was gone! I am not talking about a little bit of sustain, I mean ALL! A chord would ring for 1 second, then done.
      It was like my guitar got mugged. I put new strings on the very next morning.

      Worst strings I have ever played!

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      3.0

      great..... for about a month....

      By Shark

      from Ohio

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Good with Basses

      Cons

      • Poor Tone Quality
      • Rusted out of Package

      Best Uses

        Comments about Cleartone Nickel-Plated Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        i dont like them for guitars anymore, but their great with basses.

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Name is True to the Product - Clear Tone

        By Michael Rhodes

        from Dallas, Tx

        Comments about Cleartone Nickel-Plated Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        Seems to be a lot of low reviews for these but I noticed immediately that these strings had a nice balanced tone and the brightness was to my liking. I tried the Ernie Ball coated strings and really didn't like them. Normally, I use D'Addario which always have a vibrant, bright tone. These sound as good as the D'Addario to me.
        The coating improves the string life but to my ears this didn't impact the tone.
        No problems so far.
        Getting more mileage makes them a better value.

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        (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Nothing good to say...

        Comments about Cleartone Nickel-Plated Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        Poor sound quality, poor packaging. There are far better options out there for far less money.
        I purchased a set of these strings from Guitar Center as they had nothing else in stock that I preferred. Since I had a holiday giftcard, I thought I would spend a few extra dollars on these more expensive strings. I'm along time Ernie Ball fan, like over twenty years, and I also like the sound of the newer Dunlop strings, especially their signature Wylde strings.

        I took these strings home and right from the start I was disappointed. First of all the packaging was less then desirable including all of the strings in one package, wound together, making it difficult to seperate. Strings for the half the price, like the Dunlops, come with each individule string packaged seperately in their own respective airtight container.

        As I began to restring my Gibson Les Paul Standard one string at a time, I immediatetly noticed how dull they sounded compared to the older, used Ernie Ball strings. This was cause for concern. I continued to restring my guitar and then tuned to a standard pitch. I then plugged into my favorite Marshall JCM 800 half-stack and let it rip. I immediately noticed how much treble, and upper mid-range response was no longer apparent.. The sound was completely uninspiring..especially considering the rig I was playing though which is usually incredibly inspiring. Pinch harmonics were far more difficult to produce, and low end was not nearly as defined; all as a result of the dimished frequencies previously mentioned. Lastly, the feel of the strings was rough. My fingers just didn't slide on the strings like they did with other strings I have used. The only positive thing I could say is that they did tune up quickly, and then hold pitch quite well, especially considering how new they were. All in all though they will come off tomorrow..it was a large waste of money.
        Not at all impressed with the packaging. String fabrication looks decent though...
        Considering the price of these strings, and then considering their sound quality, I found these a poor value.

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        (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Ripping off my callas

        By Terry Johnson

        from New York

        Comments about Cleartone Nickel-Plated Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        I am a full time playing musician that gigs at least 3 times a week for 4 hours each gig plus plays alot in between. I put a set of Cleartone strings on and started playing for about 10 minutes and I notice that the callas on 3 of my fingers were cutting and or wearing off. Musicians Friend is great and are taking care of me on the price but still any guitar players keep an eye on this for yourself.
        I didn't even get a chance to plug into an amp to tell you how they sound...

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        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Strings out there

        Comments about Cleartone Nickel-Plated Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        OK, I wipe my guitars down and use oil when I play. These strings last a year, or rather, I change the strings once a year. They do not go dead and I bend the dickens out of my strings. Best strings I ever bought. Sure, sweaty,acidic hands do decay the life of strings,just wipe and clean your guitar down and use some neck lube and you have a years worth of strings in one pack.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        not for sweaty hands

        By bongnp

        from Rochester Hills, MI

        Comments about Cleartone Nickel-Plated Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        Well, it was fun to try something new I guess. These strings died faster than my regular Slinky EB's and my Pure Blues DR strings. I even recently tried D'Addario XL and they lasted longer than the Cleartone. I haven't broken a string in over 5 years on my favorite guitar, and I broke one of these... the strings were gross looking after a could days too - I couldn't believe it. I'm going to go back to DR & Ernie Ball strings.Of all the strings I've used, these are the worst - or I should say everything else I've tried is better.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Don't last long

        By 73LesPaul

        from Detroit, MI.

        Comments about Cleartone Nickel-Plated Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        I was under the assumption they'd play and sound *new* for 5 times longer than normal strings. I put them on all my electrics, including my vintage pieces. After a couple days of playing, the G B and E strings were getting dullish in between the frets where my fingers go. I can't tell a huge difference in tone, but I'm expecting them to be dead soon... and it definite affected the feel negatively on those strings. Yes, my hands sweat a lot... but with coated strings they should still last long, which is the whole point of getting coated strings to begin with. I'll be switching back to Elixir on my vintage pieces and DR or EB for my live rig.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I smell an elixir bot

        By Dan B-7TJZN

        from Rochester, NY

        Comments about Cleartone Nickel-Plated Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        Now I have used elixirs, and these are not elixirs. Nanoweb last a long time as long as you are not using sand paper for picks. My bone with elixers is right when you put them on, they don't even have that new string sound.. the kind you can get with daddario. These cleartone strings have that punch and they last even longer than the elixirs. Granted I've never seen my elixirs flake as the back of the clear tone pack illustrates. most strings will lose their tonality before that ever happens.

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        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Give em a shot

        By Thomastik SL110

        from Dayton, Ohio

        Comments about Cleartone Nickel-Plated Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        I see that some people here haven't had much luck with these. I put them on my Tele tonight and played a four hour gig with no problems. I think the trick with these are that when you first put them on you need to play your guitar for about a half hour and break them in. I've heard some guys say they sounded flat or muffled. they sounded ok with me. I say just give them a try, you wont lose out on anything. I plan on buying more down the road.

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