Elixer Optiweb

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bassrique, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. I've never seen this type of Elixer string before. I clicked on the TB banner ad and saw this:

    Special lightweight coating offers more natural, familiar feel.

    Thanks to Elixir's OPTIWEB Coating, these nickel-plated steel electric guitar strings give you the performance of a natural string—that crisp tone, natural feel and playable grip you know and love—without sacrificing the signature long-lasting tone life of Elixir Strings. Compared to their POLYWEB Coating and NANOWEB Coating, the OPTIWEB Coating offers their most natural and familiar feel. This lightweight coating allows the string to vibrate with less damping, while also having a firm grip, putting you in control of bends, vibrato and sustain.

    So choose the same premium electric guitar strings that experienced players worldwide trust to keep their incredible tone longer than any other string available. Unlike other string brands, Elixir Strings coats the whole string. This protects not only the outer string surface but also the gaps between the windings where common tone-deadening gunk typically builds up in other brands’ coated and uncoated guitar strings. Anti-Rust Plating on plain steel strings ensures longer tone life for the entire set.

    Who wouldn’t love more quality playing time between the hassle and cost of string changes?
    For a slicker, gentler feel, try a set of electric guitar strings with their POLYWEB Coating, which also feature our warmest tone. Meanwhile, their NANOWEB coated strings sound bright and feel smooth, striking a dynamic balance between POLYWEB Coating and OPTIWEB Coating.
    The ad was for guitar strings. I didn't see bass strings.
  2. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    I use Elixir strings on all my basses
  3. KaseOfBass

    KaseOfBass Put some stank on it... Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    The Optiweb strings came out in 2017, but are only made for electric guitars. Their bass strings are Nanoweb.
  4. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    Yeah, the Optiweb coating has been introduced for quite some times in Elixir's electric guitar strings lineup. It hasn't been brought in to their electric bass strings, nor to their acoustic guitar and acoustic bass strings lineups.

    It used to be Polyweb coating on their bass strings. Now, they make only Nanoweb coating version for the bass strings, electric and acoustic lineups.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2019
  5. I wonder why the Optiweb is only abailable for guitar?
  6. Keger Jupit

    Keger Jupit Inactive

    May 10, 2018
    The Great PNW!!
    Because bass playering hands are too strong for Optiweb. We would destroy the coating in mere seconds...

    I love Nanowebs, BTW