Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bluefishgd, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. bluefishgd


    Oct 26, 2002
    Rhode Island
    i just got back from guitar center. i spent 45$ on a set of elixir polyweb strings. this may sound like alot but they are well worth it. I swear by these strings. You have to get some and try them yourself. They are unbelieveable. I Don't get any buzzing, sticking, and i don't have to wear them in. Make sure you get polyweb and not nanoweb, cuz the polyweb have extra coating on them. I'll let the know how the string withstand time, because they are supposivly built to last.:D :) :) :bassist:
  2. 1) Ignore the attachment

    2) Elixirs are great strings, I hear that they wear out after 2 weeks though.

    And I'm $90 in debt to my mom...heh, I don't have $50 for a set of strings :D
  3. bluefishgd


    Oct 26, 2002
    Rhode Island
    i haven't heard much about elixir's, but the box says they will last 3-5 times longer than normal strings
  4. Zoot H Rollo

    Zoot H Rollo

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    i'm glad you like them.

    however, i've tried them for both bass AND guitar.

    didn't like either.

    i felt disconnected.

  5. thrasher717


    Jan 17, 2003
    North Dakota
    I love elixir for acoustic guitar, especially 12 string -- they feel great, last long, and reduce squeaks. So I tried them on bass and, again, loved the feel -- much gentler on the fingers. But ... the coating frayed after a few months and I had all these tiny "strings" hanging from my strings.
  6. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Hey Garrett, you play Diablo 2? It looks like you have a few hacked items there ;)
  7. I love these strings for my acoustic guitar... not a fan for my bass. Just didn't like the feel or the sound. To each their own.
  8. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    An Elixer rep gave me about 4 packs to try out on the road. They were decent enough, but when that webbing started to wear off, it was horror and terror! Beside, I think SIT makes a better string.
  9. Only


    Sep 8, 2002
    Warrensburg, MO
    I really like Elixirs.

    The Nanoweb, that is.

    The Polyweb feel really slick and kind of, well...distancing. I lose some of the feel with my right hand with those.

    I doubt I'll ever buy a different brand of string...Well, aside from the other coated strings, maybe.
  10. I tried them a few times and was disappointed. The feel is nice, but they sound dead right out of the pack. I tried them a few times on differrent basses, and I had the same complaint each time. They sound like the last longer because they sound dead from the get go. I'd rather have four sets of Carvin's to one set of Elixer.
  11. I had a local guitar shop put a set of Elixir strings on my accoustic/electric bass (I don't know what kind) and loved them. They have been on for a year and still sound good.
    I tried the Nanoweb on my electric and had the same results as thrasher, the coating frayed. :meh:
  12. PhilMan99


    Jul 18, 2003
    US, Maryland
    Elixirs are nice. I got some "stock" on my Ibanez. The coating keeps them clean longer, but does tend to come-off ("peel") where you pluck or pick the strings. I liked them more than my DR Low-Riders, but not as much as DR Fat Beams.

    I went flat-wound, though, so no more Elixirs for me...