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Elixir Nanowebs

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by BassistForJesus, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. BassistForJesus


    Sep 28, 2010
    If you want bright, 6 months-12 months of string life, I cannot think of another manufacture that comes close to the Elixir Nanoweb.
  2. zazz


    Feb 27, 2004
    So far so good!
  3. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Yep, they're good strings! I also really like their acoustic guitar strings.
  4. 59jazz

    59jazz Infinite Rider on the Big Dogma Supporting Member

    Put a set on my 55-02 last month. I really like these strings! Sounds great through my Avalon U5/FOH/iem's. Brings a smile to my face.
  5. BassistForJesus


    Sep 28, 2010
    Tried another brand for fun. Elixirs will be the only brand I buy from here on out
  6. el murdoque

    el murdoque

    Mar 10, 2013
    Same here. I don't like the twangy sound of really fresh strings and elixirs don't sound so bright from the beginning. I've played Fenders, D'addarios, Earny Balls and Warwicks ... my fretless still has Fender tapewounds, all my other basses are strung with elixirs.
  7. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    I've had the Nano's on my SR505 for about a year now and they're about due for a change. Yep, I'd say I got my money's worth from them!
  8. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I'll have to check these out
  9. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    I never liked coated strings, but my only experience with them is DR black beauties. Are these drastically different? The DR's felt sticky and burned my fingers from sliding up and down the neck.
  10. Jools4001

    Jools4001 Supporting Member

    I have Elixirs on my fretless and they don't feel anything like your description of the DR's. The nanoweb coating feels really slick to me, in fact some people find it too slippery but not me, it's just the kind of feel I want for fretless.

    In fact, they seem more gentle on the fingerboard too, so they're just about the perfect fretless string for me.

    I prefer a brighter sound on my fretted basses so I might try some of their 'new' stainless sets since the Pro-Steels that I have on my sixer seem just about dead
  11. BassistForJesus


    Sep 28, 2010
    If you purchase Elixir Nanowebs you will never be satisfied with any other strings. I guarantee it!
  12. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    I don't like them, what do I get???
  13. Wesley R

    Wesley R Supporting Member

    I have always detested round wounds. My girlfrien recently bought me an Ibanez SR500PB that came with Elixers (I would assume nano-web), and I found them to be pretty decent.
  14. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    Been using them since 2007. Don't use anything else. Every bass I own has them except one,which is strung with flats.
  15. Been using them for some time as well. No stick to the fingers - quite the opposite. With a new set my fingers almost slide off. As they age, to my ears, they lose a little bit of the middle, rather than the brights like most strings.

    Very smooth sounding strings. Not as clanky as roto rooters, for example. Not quite as harsh a sound as the D'Adarrios that came with my Roscoe.
  16. More than the long life is the consistent sound throughout their life and the feel on your fingers, though I guess this is more a personal choice

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  17. They come stock on Ibanez, and are beautiful sounding strings. They last about 50% longer than non-coated rounds. I've got some on my SR5 that are about 5 months used, and still sounding good.
  18. BassistForJesus


    Sep 28, 2010
    Just put some on my new DJ5 and boy is the sound amazing. Hefty price but when you do price divided by length of life, it comes out to price of other well known brands or surpasses.
  19. war_wick


    May 21, 2013
    Elixir of life! Nothing else for me
  20. Fenwick


    Dec 9, 2012
    Nanowebs are a superior product in all respects. Hard to find anything else satisfactory after them.