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Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light (.010-.046) 

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Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46. Elixir Electric Guitar Strings are covered with an ultrathin, space age polymer tube that contacts the string on the tops o...Click To Read More About This Product

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Combat string grunge!

Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46.

Elixir Electric Guitar Strings are covered with an ultrathin, 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! No more gunk and goo. No more DNA evidence. No kidding.

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

Elixirs are the first major innovation in guitar strings in over 40 years, and deliver what they promise: great tone and long life no matter what you put them on or how often you play.

FEATURES
  • Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46
  • Electric guitar strings constructed with nickel-plated steel wrap wire
  • Played for a warm, robust tone
  • Original POLYWEB Coating provides a soft, slick feel that keeps the strings from getting in the way of playing
  • 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

Tired of restringing all the time? Give Elixirs a try today!

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ElixirElectric Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light (.010-.046)
 
4.6

(based on 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (18)
  • Long life (15)
  • Consistent (13)
  • Well built / quality (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (16)
  • Practicing (15)
  • Back-up (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Nice

I rated a 4 because they are pretty expensive. I used them long ago and decided I would try them again in case I missed something. I have had a set on my 335...Read complete review

I rated a 4 because they are pretty expensive. I used them long ago and decided I would try them again in case I missed something. I have had a set on my 335 for about a month and they still sound "new" even though they sound sort of broken in when I put them on they haven't lost any sound. I just put a set on my PRS. Several things I have noticed:

1) They have a very smooth feel, I liked that right away. Some people might not like the slippery feel.
2) There is less "String Talk" that is you get less fret noise. Also they don't have that annoying sitar sound I was getting from the other strings I was using.
3) They seem more balanced. Usually I change strings after the low "E" starts sounding dull even if they are holding their tuning. The wound strings seem to be hold up and still have a good tone.
4) When installing they seem to hold tune better right away. I normally tug on each string and re-tune until they hold, these require less tugging. I'm hoping this will help with tremolo use, it does seem they come back in tune very well.

I have heard that these string are easier on frets so that frets won't wear as quickly. Time will tell.

I'll keep using them for awhile. If they last as long as some people say then maybe they aren't that expensive if you don't have to but strings as often.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't Play Too Hard!

Wow the long term good sound, the smooth feel of the strings, the.... Awww dangit I broke one. See.. would you rather break and have to replace a 14 dollar...Read complete review

Wow the long term good sound, the smooth feel of the strings, the.... Awww dangit I broke one. See.. would you rather break and have to replace a 14 dollar string... or a 3 dollar string?Buy cheaper strings in bulk and youll find that about 12 packs of EB Slinky's will equal 3 of Elixer. And with cheaper strings you dont have to pray that string wont break when your in the zone. And ALSO! The sound quality of EB Strings vs Elixers is pretty darn close.In conclusion, all you hard rockers out there and all you acid fingered people, these aint your bag.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Elixr of Life

By sjvg76

from boise

About Me Experienced

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Best Ever
  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

  • No Bulk Options

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Longest Lasting And Feel
  • Practicing

Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light (.010-.046):

These are the elixr of life for guitars. Simply the best. Like willy wonka of strings invented these. This company will do fine to keep these on the market, as in my humble opinion they are the best and I've tried everything from dean markley's to ernie balls to high end expensive (more so) than these.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Nice

By jerkowitz

from St. Louis area

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light (.010-.046):

    I rated a 4 because they are pretty expensive. I used them long ago and decided I would try them again in case I missed something. I have had a set on my 335 for about a month and they still sound "new" even though they sound sort of broken in when I put them on they haven't lost any sound. I just put a set on my PRS. Several things I have noticed:

    1) They have a very smooth feel, I liked that right away. Some people might not like the slippery feel.
    2) There is less "String Talk" that is you get less fret noise. Also they don't have that annoying sitar sound I was getting from the other strings I was using.
    3) They seem more balanced. Usually I change strings after the low "E" starts sounding dull even if they are holding their tuning. The wound strings seem to be hold up and still have a good tone.
    4) When installing they seem to hold tune better right away. I normally tug on each string and re-tune until they hold, these require less tugging. I'm hoping this will help with tremolo use, it does seem they come back in tune very well.

    I have heard that these string are easier on frets so that frets won't wear as quickly. Time will tell.

    I'll keep using them for awhile. If they last as long as some people say then maybe they aren't that expensive if you don't have to but strings as often.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent

    By Matt

    from Illinois

    About Me Experienced

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light (.010-.046):

      These are truly the only coated strings that are worth your time. Excellent tone, lasts a long time. What more can you ask. The Polywebs only, not the Nanowebs.

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      way better than ernie ball

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light (.010-.046):

      these string are the way better than ernie ball the low e string is the hardest to break and i broke one just putting one my guitar they are even more cheaply made then exilirs hands down havent had to replace a high e string since i replaced my strings with elixirs and that was almost a year ago and they sound the same as the day i put them on my guitar.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Pleasantly Surprised

      By Gwillie51

      from Ohio/North Carolina

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light (.010-.046):

        I had meant to try Elixer strings for some time, but had balked at the concept. Well after having tried them, all I can say, is "I should not have waited". Pricey? Maybe, but they are worth it, in my humble opinion...

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great strings!

        By Acts2:38

        from Grove City, Ohio

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Nice And Warm Sounding

        Cons

        • Nothing

        Best Uses

        • Any

        Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light (.010-.046):

        I will put these on all my guitars. I hope they continue making and selling the polyweb version as they will last longer than the nanowebs.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice Strings

        By Mack321

        from Kentucky

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light (.010-.046):

          Greats sounding strings that last a long time and are easy on the fingers. They seem to have a little more tension that the average set which I like but you may not so I thought I'd mention it.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Simply the best!

          By Jolting Joe

          from New York

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          See all my reviews

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light (.010-.046):

            These strings sound the best, and last forever.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The best strings ever made!

            By QUEMOSO

            from Holman, NM

            About Me Professional Musician

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light (.010-.046):

              These strings are the best for your buck. They last many hours and you could beat the hell out of them and they stay in tune.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              These are the best strings you can buy.

              By King Nick the Ska-Tastic

              from Tacoma, WA

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              Comments about Elixir Electric Guitar Strings with POLYWEB Coating, Light (.010-.046):

              I put my first set of Elixirs on my guitar about 9 months ago, and only two days ago did one of them break. Even then, the strings still remained spotless and slick despite about 1-2 hours of playing per day. The tone isn't as bright as some others, but that can easily be remedied by turning up the treble on the amp or playing closer to the bridge. If you are considering these strings, don't hesitate--just buy. They may be twice the price as the other strings, but they literally last ten times as long.

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