After 15 hours of play…
After just 15 hours of play, you can see why your uncoated string is sounding lifeless. Tiny bits of skin
and dirt become trapped in the windings, and sweat and skin oils have caused the metal to corrode.
Take a look at the close-up photos (above). You can see
the uncoated string after just 15 hours of playing time,
and you don’t need a degree in stringology to know
that something is very wrong. That string has become
incapable of producing the high-frequencies that make
your instrument’s tone vibrant; one strum and you’ll
… the gaps between the windings
know that your tone is dead. You could fight it by
putting on new strings more often, but that solution is
both time consuming and costly… and really, who wants
to deal with changing strings all the time?
Why Elixir Strings Are Better
It’s pretty simple, really. Elixir Strings prolong the
life of your tone by protecting each string with a
fluoropolymer coating over the windings. Result:
Extended tone life that lasts 3-5 times longer than
that of an uncoated string. The Elixir Strings coating
forms a long-lasting barrier between the string and the
environment, and since the entire outer surface of the
string is coated, the gaps between the windings are
protected. You get great tone when you put them on,
and your tone stays great from gig to gig, session to
session, for longer than any uncoated string.
Are All Coated Strings Created Equal?
No. Elixir Strings is the only brand that provides a
patented coating that protects the entire string. Other
types provide a partial coating (“treated”) or coat the
wrap wire. Neither method stops debris and corrosive
materials from getting into the spaces between the
windings. It’s no wonder that tone-conscious artists like
John Paul Jones, Kaki King, Gus G., and many others
turn to Elixir Strings. If you seek consistent great tone
for your instruments, you will too.
Extending your tone life like no other string