Elixir Polyweb Nickel Plated Banjo Strings

Elixir Strings are brought to you by W.L. Gore and Associates, an innovator in PTFE polymer since 1958 (think Teflon). If you're a skier and a hiker like me, you've probably used Gore-Tex clothing for years. Now, they turn this expertise to making polymer coatings for their Elixir guitar strings, and the results are striking. You don't have to spend long in any guitar-related discussion before someone eventually begins praising the long-lasting tone of these popular strings. It's this long-lasting tone that has led many major guitar manufacturers to ship their guitars already strung with Elixir strings.

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Nice Tone

I recently decided to give these Elixirs a try on my banjo, choosing the medium gauge set. After playing a few tunes I was pleasantly surprised by the tone emanating from the banjo. This is the first time I've used coated strings on my banjo (normally use John Pearse), and I was not disappointed with the sound and feel of the strings. I prefer the medium gauge on this instrument, as they are just a tiny bit stiffer than the lights. And, since I dislike re-stringing the banjo - trying to loop the one end at the tailpiece while maintaining tension on the string is agonizing - these Elixirs seem to be the answer for fewer string changes.

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