Elixir Acoustic Medium - Nanoweb
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28 of 29 found the following review helpful:
The best strings around Jun 15, 2007
By R. Ormsby
After trying out a few different types of strings for my Taylor, I decided the Taylor company had the right idea after all- nothing beats Elixirs. I figure the price is reasonable because not only do they last far longer than any other strings, they also feel a lot better on your fingers. I prefer the nanowebs to the polywebs because they're slicker and the top layer on the polywebs shreds/feathers a bit over the soundhole sometimes. Overall, definitely worth it.
12 of 12 found the following review helpful:
Best Strings at this price... Dec 26, 2008
By Steven McGowan
I have over 15 years playing experience and I would not have any other strings on my guitar.
I have messed around with many different brands and even the $1/pack I found online (which I wanted to change half way through a set) but there is simply nothing else out there at this price which lasts as long, sounds as good and makes playing such a pleasure as these.
I play mostly acoustic guitar in a one man show and play anywhere from 2-5 hours, though the average is around 3 hours. I finger pick but mostly strum with medium thickness picks. I tune frequently to open chords and there never is a problem.
I never leave home without a few packs in my case in case a string breaks, but I rarely need them until I decide to change all my strings. They last a long time and never seem to loose their vibrant sound.
32 of 38 found the following review helpful:
they work well Oct 11, 2007
By J. Schantz
1. they hold a tone for a little bit longer
2. takes longer to corrode
3. they are really shiney
4. still dont know wtf a nanoweb is
they look nice and sound well. thats all you really need to know.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
best strings on the market; don't give up too fast on them Oct 03, 2010
ok, so the first time I used Elixir Nanoweb strings I ended up taking them off after only 45 minutes of playing or so----they sounded extremely bright to me and my beautiful guitar now sounded like a shallow, metallic box. I had no idea why people raved about Elixirs . . . do people not care about tonal quality? 6 months or so passed, and for some reason I decided to give the Elixirs a second try. This time I left them on for 2 weeks (I play about 30 minutes to an hour a day). I think it was the 4th day or so that the strings finally mellowed out into their sweet spot; absolutely beautiful tonality! I've come to prefer the Phosphor Bronze over the 80/20 Bronze, as the PB's have a richer and more complex tone when compared to the more punchy 80/20s. A lot depends on your guitar, though. My suggestion would be to give these strings a decent chance by keeping them on your guitar a little while---don't give up too soon if these are initially brighter than you've experienced in the past. I think the coating makes them take slightly longer to stretch out and lose the initial super-brilliance.
*btw - these last a really long time, if you haven't already heard that. One big thing for me is how nice the strings are to my fingers, too, as I'm all over the neck w/ my playing style. These coated strings are not like saw blades chewing my callouses up, as regular strings are!
also, I once got a set with a bad string that had no resonance; I went to Elixir's website and left a brief comment explaining it, and within 4 days they not only had sent me a replacement string, but a whole new pack of strings! They always do that, so don't be afraid to let them know if you have problems!!
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Great strings! Jul 31, 2010
These are the best sounding acoustic strings I have put on a guitar in 35 years.
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