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Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Heavy (.010-.052) 

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Gauges: 10-13-17-32-42-52. Nanoweb coating permits strings with the feel, bright tone, and punch of traditional strings. Elixirs are the first major ...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

Combat finger grunge!

Gauges: 10-13-17-32-42-52.

Nanoweb coating permits strings with the feel, bright tone, and punch of traditional strings. Elixirs are the first major innovation in electric guitar strings in over forty years, and 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 5 times longer than ordinary strings.

FEATURES
  • Gauges: 10-13-17-32-42-52
  • 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, Light/Heavy (.010-.052)
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Long life (7)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Well built / quality (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Concerts (3)
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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These strings watch me age.

By Mark

from The Great Southeast of North America

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

  • Not Even The Price

Best Uses

  • Long-term

Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Heavy (.010-.052):

The last set I bought was December 2010! Yeah that is a little long but.. I put them on my electric the 23rd, after a little over a year I packed them away and put on a standard set that lasted about 4 months. The standard strings went dull and I got the same Elixirs back out and and strung them for a second time and they sounded great then and remained. Now about a week ago I finally took them off my electric and what? Put them on my acoustic! They sound really nice, full and warm acoustically and they didn't sound dull before I actually took them off my electric, only the high 'e' didn't survive the last re-tensioning. The exposed string looks surprisingly bright, there's some coating left (all except over the picking area and frets), they were cleaned one time at some point with a very handy oil, Ballistol.

I can hardly remember what they sounded like new, but three years later after being restrung 3 times they still sound good! These strings are strong.
I almost forgot, 10-52s is the best size ever for drop D and work perfect for me in standard tuning as well (I've had them in C standard and drop B before, they take it well enough to play with.)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best strings I've ever used

By williwonkda

from Portland, OR

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Heavy (.010-.052):

    I've always used regular strings and thought the Elixers were a sham until I played an acoustic that had a set and I was blown away. Fast forward two weeks and I threw them on my Ibanez RG420 and haven't changed them in two months! There's a little wear around the pickups but the rest of the strings are in great shape without any rusting. Great deal if you change your strings every 1-2 weeks like myself

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Simply Amazing

    By Lerb21

    from Western Pennsylvania

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    Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Heavy (.010-.052):

    I've searched long and hard for good strings. I used to use Fenders, then I went to Ernie Ball, and then D'Addarios. A Friend recommended Elixirs and another recommended .010-.052 gauge, so I killed two birds with one stone and bought both.These things are great. Just amazing. I put them on and this Telecaster that I have makes me sound like Don Rich. Great tone to start out with that I could never achieve with any other brand. But it gets even better! I've had these strings on for two and a half months so far and they still sound like I just got done putting them on. I play upward of 3 or 4 hours a day, and these things have performed spectacularly. On a side note, people often complain about the nanowebbing fraying where to pick the strings. This does happen, however, it doesn't affect the tone or functionality of the strings at all.A great buy that more than pays for itself.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I liked 'em

    By John-oDiWM

    from pennsylvania

    Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Heavy (.010-.052):

    I've been using theses strings for 6 months now on my main electric. I play anywhere from about 2-6 hours a day and one set lasted about 3 months and just started showing wear. I have Floyd Roses on my guitars with that in mind strings are a real pain to change, I now don't mind because when I do change strings I know it'll be a good while before I have to again. If you want some quality long lasting strings go for these they are pretty awesome!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Long life and STHB

    By steelpig

    from Rough & Ready, CA

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    Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Heavy (.010-.052):

    If you ask me, I believe that Elixer strings in Skinny top Heavy bottom gauge is bound to last much longer than Ernie ball strings (even though they say Ernie ball is the king of strings). Maybe on second thought, you can never go wrong with Elixer strings.

     
    5.0

    good product

    By Dc

    from Saint Joseph, mo.

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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, Light/Heavy (.010-.052):

      good product

       
      4.0

      a pleasure to play

      By Joel

      from Charlotte NC

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

      • Pricey

      Best Uses

      • Gigs
      • Practicing

      Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Heavy (.010-.052):

      besides how bad old strings feel and sound I cant stand the weird odor from corroding strings. is it just me? these strings stay very nice and smooth for a long time versus regular uncoated strings and still sound nice and bright! they take a while to start going bad and dull which is very convenient.

       
      5.0

      i would buy this again!

      By GregPCB

      from PCB, FL

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Heavy (.010-.052):

        great service, n delivered earlier than expected.....great

         
        5.0

        Best strings ever

        By Santa

        from North Pole

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Fell Smooth
        • Good Tone
        • Great sound
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anything

          Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Heavy (.010-.052):

          I got my first electric guitar 6 months ago and it sounded okay. But when I put the elixir strings on it sounded like a totally different guitar. The sound was so much better and it also stayed in Tune longer. The thick bottom strings give a real heavy sound while the the thin top strings make it easy to bend. If I knew how good these strings were. I would have bought them sooner.

           
          5.0

          Good Strings...

          By MacKlyver

          from Bamberg, Germany

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

          • None so far

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Light/Heavy (.010-.052):

          The tone is great. Love the deeper sounds from the heavier bottom strings. These strings last forever. The last set was on my guitar for almost a year and still sounded pretty good.

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