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Elixir 45-130 5 String Set

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Scale Long Scale
Taperwound No
Number of strings 4
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Elixir Nanoweb Light - Experience report on an OLP StingRay

mr_brownstone, 07.11.2009
For a long time I thought about whether I should really spend almost 50EUR on strings. Then I simply dared.

Elixir promises a 3-5x longer fresh sound through the ultra-thin Nanoweb coating. As a slap-fanatic it is important to me: Long have a brilliant and fresh sound.

I straightened the strings very much. The sound was ok. Something laff and not quite as alive as I like him (but that is taste question). On the StingRay replica he was really great, on a JazzBass I found it not so suitable.

But now to the question of the questions with these strings - do they keep their promise? My experience was the following:
The super-fresh start sound of the strings was no longer than with "normal" strings. But the phase, where the strings still sounded fresh and quite crisp, was significantly longer than I would otherwise be accustomed to by strings.
After about 3 months it went however nevertheless more and more downwards. This could be determined on the one hand by the sound, but also by the optics: the coating begins after a short time (in much pre-recorded places) to take off and that goes on and on. After that, it looks really a bit disgusting and despaired.

In the end, the strings did not make it into my "recall". This was mainly due to my sound taste, but also to the fact that the haptic was played after 3 months.
I prefer to buy 2x quite good strings and am happier than with these strings.
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5-star deluxe bass sides

C4-Chris, 12.11.2009
Every musician who makes the most of his instrument during the hard live performance weekend after weekend knows the problem: The strings do not sound properly after the first gig, depending on the quality. Sweat and rust are sometimes the biggest enemies of the 5 (4) saithe, which can not be completely avoided by the thorough cleaning of the bass after the performances.

Since I use the specially wrapped Elixir strings, however, I have to say that the fun continues even after weeks (months), as the sound almost always sounds like the first day. I can only recommend this set and it is definitely worth its price!
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