Elixir Strings Polyweb Acoustic 11025 11-52 Custom Light: Produktbewertung von tjon901 (content in English)
"Lasts forever but feels different "
Since I do not have a lot of time for my personal guitars nowadays I have decided to switch them out for the longer lasting Elixir coated strings. Not knowing which style to choose I decided to test out both the Nanowebs and the Polywebs. The Polywebs are the original style of coated strings from Elixir. They are like if you coated a finished string where as the Nanowebs are if you coated the individual strands in a string then wrapped it like a normal string. The Polywebs certainly feel like a coated string. They have a very smooth feeling and this is part of what helps them last so much longer. What kills strings is the gunk and dirt that gets caught up in the ridges of the strings. These turn your strings black and kill the tone. When the whole string is coated smooth there is no where for the gunk to build up. The more substantial coating on these strings is what makes them feel different from regular strings. They feel a bit smoother and this cuts down on string noise a lot but the feel being different can throw off some players use to normal strings. The Nanowebs last 3 to 4 times longer than regular strings while it seems these original style Polywebs can last like 5 to 6. The main problem with these strings is when you play them a lot the coating starts to fail in the picking area. Once the coating fails and frays off it no longer has the protection in that spot against the dirt and it is like any other string. It takes a while to get to this point so it is kinda like when this happens then you have the life of a normal string left in that set of strings. These strings cost about twice as much as a regular set of strings but they last so much longer you end up saving money in the long run if you change your strings regularly.