Elixir 11050 Light Acoustic Guitar Strings

Made by Elixir

Description Abnormal acoustic guitar strings... abnormal quality, abnormal longevity, abnormal price... PolyWeb coated wound acoustic guitar strings...
Posted By Dominic Hatchuel (4861)
Directory Equipment: Strings
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Overall Rating: 4.3 (of 5)
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On 12/25/2002, Chris Simmons (518) posted:
Overall Rating:
There isnt a better acoustic guitar string out there so save yourself some time and money and jst slap some of these bad boys on and your on your way to a better sounding guitar! The ONLY downside is that they are a little pricey but the money is well worth it! youll see!
Price: $20.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Mars Music
Features:
I play lights on my Dean Exotica BB and it has changed they way my gutiar souds forever! I love them !
Sound Quality:
They stay in tune and never rust! thats all ya need to know no matter what ya play or how ya play it! these strigs are just honkin' great!
Durability:
They will outlast any string and Im wil ing to bet that they will still be on my guitar even past your second string change! they should partner up with energizer and make a comercial! cuz im not kidding! these things just keep going and going.......
On 5/28/2002, Tim Ball (2060) posted:
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I usually use D'addario EXP16 coated strings. But I thought I should give Elixirs a try too. I was disappointed. While the Elixirs had less finger noise than the D'addarios and a bit more durability, the sound was horrible. Tinny and much too bright. I went back to the D'addarios.
Price: $15.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Sam Ash Music
Features:
These strings run from .012 to .053. Ball ends on strings with a special coating that's supposed to reduce finger noise and extend the life of the string. I tried the Polyweb variety, which is supposed to provide a "broken-in" sound from the get-go. (There's also a Nanoweb variety with a thinner coating that's supposed to provide a "brand-new" sound.)
Sound Quality:
I played these on my Yamaha APX unplugged as well as with a Fender Acoustasonic and through a house PA. Sounded pretty mediocre at best in all cases.
Durability:
I played these 12 hours a week for 3 weeks. Still had a "like new" sound. But it was a sound I didn't like.
On 5/15/2002, Dominic Hatchuel (4861) posted:
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If you haven't tried Elixir strings, now's as good a time as any. They cost more upfront, sure, but they make up for it in longevity. Yeah. Great strings.
Price: $20.00 ZAR 240 (new)
Where Obtained: Andy McGibbon's Guitar World
Features:
.012 to .053 ball-ended PolyWeb-coated sumbeaches. Standard in absolutely no way whatsoever. A little pricy, but you get what ya pay for. Plus they last "3 to 5 times as long" as conventional strings.
Sound Quality:
Sound quality. Hmmm... You put them on, they sound like you've been playing on them for a week, and they stay that way until you take them off. And that's a long, long time. I had tried Elixir's electric strings, but I didn't much like them - not enough thwop for me. These puppies came standard on my Taylor Big Baby, and they were old and out of tune. They got tuned, and they were still old, but jack me if you couldn't tell the difference. I got a new set put on as part of the package and I wouldn't use any other strings on the guitar.
Durability:
They never sound like new. They sound all played in and perfect, and they stay that way pretty much forever. Like a BOSS pedal is indestructable these strings are long lasting. So there. No problems with staying in tune either. I took my first set off like seven months down the line. And that was really only because of a serious GAS attack. I knew if I didn't go and buy new strings, I'd have to go buy a new guitar. The only thing is that if you play on them really hard, and with a plectrum, the PolyWeb coating tends to flake off. It looks ugly, but then so does a Flying V. It still sounds amazing.