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Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.009-.046)

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Gauges: 9-11-16-26-36-46. Nanoweb coating permits electric guitar strings with the feel, bright tone, and punch of traditional strings. Elixirs are t...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

Combat finger grunge!

Gauges: 9-11-16-26-36-46.

Nanoweb coating permits electric guitar strings with the feel, bright tone, and punch of traditional strings. Elixirs are the first major innovation in guitar strings in over forty years, and they deliver what they promise: great tone and long life no matter what you put them on or how often you play.

Elixir Plain Steel Strings are covered with an ultra-thin, space-age polymer tube that contacts the string on the tops of the windings only. This leaves the all-important winding-to-winding-to-core space free from the fear of the enemies of tone!

In addition to an ultra-thin grunge-resistant tubular coating on the wound strings, Nanowebs now have a revolutionary Anti-Rust plating on the plain strings to extend their life too.

Most players report that Elixir Strings keep sounding great 3 to five times longer than ordinary strings.

FEATURES
  • Gauge: .009 .011 .016 .026 .036 .046
    Electric guitar strings constructed with nickel-plated steel wrap wire
  • Played for their bright, vibrant presence and dynamic punch
  • Ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating provides a traditionally textured, “uncoated” feel
  • Patented coating technology protects against common corrosion, extending tone life longer than any other brand’s coated or uncoated strings (Elixir Strings player survey)
  • Anti-Rust Plating on plain steel strings ensures longer tone life for the entire set

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ElixirElectric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.009-.046)
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Long life (9)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Well built / quality (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Better than I hoped

I have been using the Elixir .10's for awhile now and I really like their feel and long life. I am starting to really bend the strings on solos so a friend suggested...Read complete review

I have been using the Elixir .10's for awhile now and I really like their feel and long life. I am starting to really bend the strings on solos so a friend suggested going to .09's. I thought that the sound might be too thin, I like some body and fullness on the high notes. These sound just as good as the .10's on my MIM Tele. Happy with the result, I'll be ordering them again.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Elixir coating issues

I like the sound very much. The only problem I had was with Polyweb coating on the lower strings. I use Fender Light guitar picks, and after a week of non active playing,...Read complete review

I like the sound very much. The only problem I had was with Polyweb coating on the lower strings. I use Fender Light guitar picks, and after a week of non active playing, the coating started to wear down (probably scratched with a pick) in the strumming area above the pickups, like I would use brass or aluminum guitar pick (which I don?t).I assumed that Polyweb coating has more resistance to the strumming. I had the same problem with electric and acoustic guitar sets.Otherwise, the strings last very long, and the tone is extraordinary.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A string for all styles of music

By skag

from michigan

Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.009-.046):

I've used these strings for death metal, punk and, soft types. they sound great for anything and at this price you're actually being payed to us these strings!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Polywebs

By The Great Skeptic

from Portland Oregon

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Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.009-.046):

I don't know why these got a 3 star overall rating. Ive been using these live and in the studio for years and never had any issues at all. The tone is superb, the longevity is inspiring, they're just great strings. I don't see myself using anything else for a long time.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Strings Ever

By K. West

from Mena, AR

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Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.009-.046):

I got a new Ibanez guitar with a set of Elixers and replaced them with another brand. I immediately noted the guitar sounded much better with the old "worn out" Elixers. I took off the new strings and replaced them with a new set of Elixers. They are so much better than any other string I have used in 20 years of playing, it's not even close. They're punchy, loud, chimey and ring a long time. They make other brands sound dead, even when they are new. I have used several sets and have had no problems with the coating coming off. Try em, you won't use anything else.

 
5.0

Have them on all my electric guitars... Dig them!

By Walt

from Peoria, AZ

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Great Feel
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Gig
    • Performances
    • Practicing

    Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.009-.046):

    I've been using Elixers for a few years now and love the feel and long life these strings provide.

     
    5.0

    Better than I hoped

    By Van

    from New Bern, NC

    About Me Experienced

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.009-.046):

      I have been using the Elixir .10's for awhile now and I really like their feel and long life. I am starting to really bend the strings on solos so a friend suggested going to .09's. I thought that the sound might be too thin, I like some body and fullness on the high notes. These sound just as good as the .10's on my MIM Tele. Happy with the result, I'll be ordering them again.

       
      5.0

      Great strings

      By schecterguitarguy

      from Aiken, SC

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.009-.046):

        I've used these strings on guitars I've previously owned and the one I have now. They are the best strings I've used, and will continuously use.

         
        4.0

        Love these strings

        By Party Pete

        from Tampa, FL

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.009-.046):

          Great strings, have tried others. I only use Elixirs because they last a long time. I've never broken one.

           
          5.0

          Feal smoother with less string noise

          By Norman

          from undisclosed

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.009-.046):

          Great tone, easy on the fingers and last a long long time

           
          5.0

          Best guitar strings... period

          By MBH

          from Grayslake, IL

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.009-.046):

              I've been using Elixr Nanowebs exclusively for as long as I can remember. I love the tone that stays consistent throughout their life and the fact that they are coated just makes them seem to last forever. I hate changing strings because I have so many guitars. I want to be playing my guitars and not spending half my life changing their strings.

               
              5.0

              Great

              By MLM

              from Ann Arbor, mi

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.009-.046):

              Just what my husband wanted! He loves them.

               
              5.0

              Best guitar strings I've ever used

              By Lemonte94

              from North Bergen,NJ

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.009-.046):

                I've tried many other brand's of guitar strings and Elixir's are by far the best i've used. They provide excellent long lasting tone, even after 2 months of daily use my elixir's still sound new. If your looking for guitar strings that have a consist long last tone then look no further.

                 
                5.0

                The Best Strings

                By jrslam

                from Sea Cliff, NY

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.009-.046):

                I use these because they seem to keep their original brightness as long as I leave them on. I do a lot of concert work, so they get used, and I only change them because I'm afraid they might break if I leave them on too long. So far I haven't broken a single one in years.

                 
                5.0

                Why use anything else

                By Boneta

                from Dallas TX

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.009-.046):

                I've been using these for 5 years and I've never had a problem with the coating coming off. They sound great and last forever, what else do you need? I have an Amer Deluxe Strat and a Gibson Nighthawk and I use these on both and they sound great.

                 
                5.0

                5 stars

                By DW

                from West Bend Wisconsin

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.009-.046):

                  Nobody beats Musicians Friend. Where else can you get bottom line pricing and free shipping right to your front door. Elixer strings are great strings, and Musicians Friend makes getting them that much easier.

                  (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Elixir coating issues

                  By Ibanezman_98-UZGqE

                  from Chicago, IL

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                  Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Custom Light (.009-.046):

                  I like the sound very much. The only problem I had was with Polyweb coating on the lower strings. I use Fender Light guitar picks, and after a week of non active playing, the coating started to wear down (probably scratched with a pick) in the strumming area above the pickups, like I would use brass or aluminum guitar pick (which I don?t).I assumed that Polyweb coating has more resistance to the strumming. I had the same problem with electric and acoustic guitar sets.Otherwise, the strings last very long, and the tone is extraordinary.

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