Elixir Electric Guitar Strings: 09-42

Made by Elixir

Description A good overall set, but they are a little pricy. however they are VERY smooth because of a polyweb coating and keep that new string pop sound for about 4 times as long (as advertised).
Posted By Matt Billie (72)
Directory Equipment: Strings
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Overall Rating: 3.8 (of 5)
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On 1/26/2004, William Scarbrough (2576) posted:
Overall Rating:
For OVER double the cost of regular strings and really no added features that made them stand out I'll be going back to regular D'addario's. I think over the long haul they might make the frets last longer (?) if I used them all the time but by the time I get done paying $13 for 15-20 sets I might as well get the frets redone.
Price: $13.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Accent Music Newark , DE
Features:
Normal electric D'Addario strings with a polyweb coating. Regular ball ends.
Sound Quality:
Considering the added cost here I was not impressed in the least. The tone was muffled somewhat compared to normal strings and did not carry the brightness of regular strings despite their claims.
Durability:
Sounded new for just about a week and a half just like regular strings. Stay in tune about the same length of time.
On 3/27/2002, Joe Gonzales (258) posted:
Overall Rating:
I've used just about every type of strings on the market, even to the point of using electric strings on acoustic, and vice-versa. These are now the ONLY strings I will buy. Great sound, long lasting, and SMOOTH.
Price: $13.00 (new)
Features:
POLYWEB!!! This stuff is so sweet, I wonder why they don't make guitars coated with it! And they are the Energizer bunny of strings. They keep going and going and going...
Sound Quality:
The sound of these strings actually seems to start out nice and bright, then mellow a bit over time, while still sounding "new". I've never heard strings that get better over time, but these do. I also like the way the strings are fairly quiet when sliding chord shapes up and down the neck.
Durability:
I have these on all my guitars...I change strings whenever I feel like it, which isn't very often, but it takes at least 2 months to notice any real loss of sound quality.
On 2/20/2001, Alvin Mullen (1442) posted:
Overall Rating:
At first I didn't like them. They seemed too slick and it made me feel as if I had oil on my fingers. I'm getting use to it. They are very quiet from noise when sliding which is nice. Still not sure if they are worth the price to me or if I will go back to EBs. I went back to EBs, I've decided I don't like the coating, too slick.
Price: $0.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Present
Features:
10 guage strings, poly coating on three low strings.
Sound Quality:
Not bad but started out a little twangy for me.
Durability:
They seem to be lasting quite well. I haven't gone through my first set yet. It has been 4 weeks and I don't hear any difference in sound. Two days after I posted this, I broke the high E. First string I ever broke. I guess that doesn't mean anything so I still don't know as I replaced them all.
On 9/4/2000, Matt Billie (72) posted:
Overall Rating:
They are really good, and really expensive too though... The only minor problem I have with them is that down by the bridge (where you pick) the coating wears off and leaves little shreds of it hanging off the strings. It doesn't affect the playing though.
Price: $13.00 (new)
Where Obtained: The Only Guitar Shop - Clifton Park NY
Features:
-Gauges: 1st-009; 2nd 011; 3rd 016; 4th 024; 5th 032; 6th 042 (Inches) -They are normal strings, with a coating of "polyweb" material on them which reduce squeks, make them really really smooth and don't rough up your frets. Also that new string sound lasts about a week (if you play on them 3-5 hours a day). Other wise it would probably last even longer.
Sound Quality:
These work with any guitars, they have normal ends for fixed bridges and you can just cut those off for floyds. They are great for everything, metal to country to classical. They get great sound and are just about perfect.
Durability:
They stay in tune great and like I said above they sound like new for about a week under really heavy playing. I change mine sparatically and just do it when I have the money so I don't really know how often to change them...