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Elixir Nanoweb Medium Electric Bass Strings  

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Elixir 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-...Read More

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Combat finger grunge!

Elixir 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!

Nanoweb coating permits strings with the feel, bright tone, and punch of traditional strings. Elixirs are the first major innovation in 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. Most players report that Elixir Strings keep sounding great 3 to 5 times longer than ordinary strings.

Gauges: 45-65-85-105.

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ElixirNanoweb Medium Electric Bass Strings
 
4.2

(based on 52 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (5)

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    (4)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long life (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (3)
    • Practicing (3)
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      • Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best bass strings ever

    I started using Elixirs on my acoustic and loved them. I put them on my electric and they were hands down the best strings I'd ever played. I tended to stray away from them...Read complete review

    I started using Elixirs on my acoustic and loved them. I put them on my electric and they were hands down the best strings I'd ever played. I tended to stray away from them for my bass because of the price, but when I bought an Ibanez ATK200 that had a set of these on it, I was simply amazed. Just to compare, I took them off, set them aside, and put on a set of DR Hi-Beams. The DRs were good strings, but they were rough and felt like they would grime up within a few days of playing. And they weren't any more dynamic, powerful, or bright than the Elixirs. After a day or so, I put the Elixirs back on and couldn't be any happier with my bass strings. Buy them and you won't regret it.
    They're pretty normal roundwound bass strings. But that Nanoweb coating is something else. Makes the strings last FOREVER and gives them a distinct smoothness that feels good against your fingers.
    The strings are built with amazing quality. However, the Nanoweb coating flakes off a little if you play with a pick like me. Not really a problem though. The sound quality is fantastic. A lot of people assume that a specialty string like this will lack in tone, but they're wrong.
    Forty dollars is a lot of money, but they're worth it for the long-lasting tone and their ability to keep dirt out of the windings.

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    These strings are bla...

    I have used Elixir strings on my 6 string acoustic guitars for years and love them. So being that bass is my first instrument I thought I would finally spend the extra money and...Read complete review

    I have used Elixir strings on my 6 string acoustic guitars for years and love them. So being that bass is my first instrument I thought I would finally spend the extra money and try them out. I was really disappointed. First, they do last longer. That's all the good things I have to say. Onto the bad. The E string was dull, not bright at all. It sounds dull, quite, and is totally out of whack. Even after a few weeks the low E could not hold a steady note, adjusted intonation, tried different tunings for it like drop D, string produced a constant whah, alternating a bit sharp and then a bit flat. It should be noted that previous strings have never done this on my bass and the E was the exact same diameter as them. The E was dull and the other three were very bright, I like bright, but they dwarfed the E, almost muting it at higher volumes and during live performance. The other strings all seemed to have a buzz and rattle effect on my bass frets, I do run with a low action, but I have had heaveys on my bass that buzzed and rattled less than these strings. Over all they suck and I was very disappointed especially considering the price! Threw on a new set of the strings I had on before the Elixirs, everything was good again.

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    5.0

    Very Good Product

    By Thomas

    from Corbin,Ky

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Elixir Nanoweb Medium Electric Bass Strings:

      These Strings Last And Last

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      5.0

      BEST BASS STRINGS

      By Sac Street #3

      from Sacramento CA

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

      • 105 Is Too Long

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Elixir Nanoweb Medium Electric Bass Strings:

      Not sure why an Extra Long "E" string (.105) is included in the set of "Medium Long" bass strings. It requires several turns to lock it in.

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      5.0

      ONLY STRINGS I USE

      By Sac Street #3

      from Sacramento CA

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

      • 4 String Too Long

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Elixir Nanoweb Medium Electric Bass Strings:

      I have used these strings since they were first available. I don't like any other than these since they are consistent, reliable & long-lasting. A bit expensive, but they last long enough to be of value.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      overrated

      By pbassplayer

      from east stroudsburg, pa

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Long Life

      Cons

      • Poor Tone Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Elixir Nanoweb Medium Electric Bass Strings:

        I would not suggest these strings to anybody. Sure they last a long time, but youll be giving up your tone and volume and that is something that im just not willing to give up.You don't feel the "love" that goes into making these strings. I don't know about the rest of you musicians out there but i want nothing getting in the way of the tone of the wood and strings of a bass. You could find many great uncoated strings out there for less money. Go with DR or Rotosound

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        These strings are bla...

        By Blacklotus

        from Vermont

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          Cons

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              Comments about Elixir Nanoweb Medium Electric Bass Strings:

              I have used Elixir strings on my 6 string acoustic guitars for years and love them. So being that bass is my first instrument I thought I would finally spend the extra money and try them out. I was really disappointed. First, they do last longer. That's all the good things I have to say. Onto the bad. The E string was dull, not bright at all. It sounds dull, quite, and is totally out of whack. Even after a few weeks the low E could not hold a steady note, adjusted intonation, tried different tunings for it like drop D, string produced a constant whah, alternating a bit sharp and then a bit flat. It should be noted that previous strings have never done this on my bass and the E was the exact same diameter as them. The E was dull and the other three were very bright, I like bright, but they dwarfed the E, almost muting it at higher volumes and during live performance. The other strings all seemed to have a buzz and rattle effect on my bass frets, I do run with a low action, but I have had heaveys on my bass that buzzed and rattled less than these strings. Over all they suck and I was very disappointed especially considering the price! Threw on a new set of the strings I had on before the Elixirs, everything was good again.

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              3.0

              Not worth the price

              By Denise Rossman

              from Upstate, NY

              Comments about Elixir Nanoweb Medium Electric Bass Strings:

              I put the 5-string set on my ESP LTD B-5E in a pinch (had to record/play a show that weekend and they were the only 5-string sets in the store)

              Like others have mentioned the feel of the strings is just odd. At the show I was wiping down the strings between every song, VERY slippery with the smallest bit of sweat.That has declined a bit as the strings have aged, but at first it was obnoxious.

              Also mentioned in one review was slaps produce barely any output, which isn't too big of a deal since I don't play music that calls for it, but when I'm practicing I like to work on slapping/popping. Heads up if you play that style, these just don't have the punch for it.

              My biggest gripe with these was a constant phaser sound, could be a fluke because I haven't seen anyone else say this, but there was times where it got a little frustrating- not cutting through on mixes or in practice.

              The durability is the only plus on these, but I would rather just change strings more often than settle with these- especially with the price these are at

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Very disappointed

              By zildjianrocks

              from Los Angeles, CA

              Comments about Elixir Nanoweb Medium Electric Bass Strings:

              I got an Ibanez SR-755 5 string bass with these strings on them and was thoroughly disappointed with the sound. It was so bad that I was disappointed with my bass purchase until I changed to a different set of strings.

              I play slap style a LOT and these strings are just not suitable for that style. I am surprised Ibanez is using these as stock strings. The slap technique adds a lot of high and mid-high frequencies to your basslines, so its absolutely essential that the STRINGS sound punchy and add a lot of low end frequencies. The problem with these strings is that they're simply too bright. I felt like I was playing a guitar with very thick strings and not as though I was playing a high quality bass. When you pop, you can kinda get away or ignore the brightness of these strings because popping in general is bright, but when you slap these strings simply do not put out any sound whatsoever. It sounds so weak, without that punch that is required from a bass.

              I really don't care about the extra long life of these strings. Strings can be changed. The important thing for a musician is the sound. And for my style of playing and my tastes, these strings are very disappointing. I would highly recommend that you go to the local store and try out an Ibanez SR series bass (according to the manual all Ibanez SR basses use these strings as stock) to check the sound of these strings BEFORE buying them, especially considering the fact that they're so ridiculously over-priced.

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              5.0

              Best bass strings ever

              By Alex Kitching

              from Greensboro, NC

              Comments about Elixir Nanoweb Medium Electric Bass Strings:

              I started using Elixirs on my acoustic and loved them. I put them on my electric and they were hands down the best strings I'd ever played. I tended to stray away from them for my bass because of the price, but when I bought an Ibanez ATK200 that had a set of these on it, I was simply amazed. Just to compare, I took them off, set them aside, and put on a set of DR Hi-Beams. The DRs were good strings, but they were rough and felt like they would grime up within a few days of playing. And they weren't any more dynamic, powerful, or bright than the Elixirs. After a day or so, I put the Elixirs back on and couldn't be any happier with my bass strings. Buy them and you won't regret it.
              They're pretty normal roundwound bass strings. But that Nanoweb coating is something else. Makes the strings last FOREVER and gives them a distinct smoothness that feels good against your fingers.
              The strings are built with amazing quality. However, the Nanoweb coating flakes off a little if you play with a pick like me. Not really a problem though. The sound quality is fantastic. A lot of people assume that a specialty string like this will lack in tone, but they're wrong.
              Forty dollars is a lot of money, but they're worth it for the long-lasting tone and their ability to keep dirt out of the windings.

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Total waste of money

              Comments about Elixir Nanoweb Medium Electric Bass Strings:

              So my original strings (came with the bass so I don't know the brand) were on my guitar for 2.5 years. I thought it was time to restring since they were sounding dull. I picked nanowebs medium for my 4 string based on a musicians friend salesperson's recomendation. Do NOT buy these strings! The nanoweb coating has completely frayed on all my strings.

              I've had these on my guitar for about a month, and although my previous strings were still intact after 2.5 years, these are frayed after a single month. Okay - if that were all I would probably not bother writing this review, but my D string snapped today. These srtings advertise longer than average life. Complete lies. I wish I were a laywer I would suit for faulty advertising. Also be advised that there is no satisfaction garauntee on strings, so if it breaks 5 minutes after you string up you're out 40 bucks.

              Ummm, what more can I say. I'm a weekend warrior so I got to play on these about 4 times before the D broke, so at about 10 dollars a session these are a complete and total ripoff. Perhaps I would buy a replacement D string if that were available, but there aren't any sooooo I will definitely be going with a competitor's brand.
              So my original strings (came with the bass so I don't know the brand) were on my guitar for 2.5 years. I thought it was time to restring since they were sounding dull. I picked nanowebs medium for my 4 string bass based on a musicians friend salesperson's recomendation. Do NOT buy these strings! The nanoweb coating has completely frayed on all my strings.
              I've had these on my guitar for about a month, and although my previous strings were still intact after 2.5 years, these are frayed after a single month. Okay - if that were all I would probably not bother writing this review, but my D string snapped today. These srtings advertise longer than average life. Complete lies. I wish I were a laywer I would suit for faulty advertising. Also be advised that there is no satisfaction garauntee on strings, so if it breaks 5 minutes after you string up you're out 40 bucks.
              Ummm, what more can I say. I'm a weekend warrior so I got to play on these about 4 times before the D broke, so at about 10 dollars a session these are a complete and total ripoff. Perhaps I would buy a replacement D string if that were available, but there aren't any sooooo I will definitely be going with a competitor's brand.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              You don't know how good it is until its gone...

              By Alexander Holloway

              from Sequim, WA

              Comments about Elixir Nanoweb Medium Electric Bass Strings:

              I bought these after playing them on a friends Washburn, trying to get some real high quality strings that wouldn't break easily, as live performances find me playing a little aggressively. I guess you really pay for what you get, but these are a little overpriced, even though they feel amazing. Only problem (I blame the bass, I have gone through 2 g- strings in 2 weeks) is that the G-string broke in 5 days, but that isn't the strings fault. I replaced it and you can definitely feel the difference between these and the other pair I got, top end and amazing feel. Like butter. And a great sound, a little bright at first but after a while it wears off... Great strings though...

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