We will be looking at two popular products, the Ernie Ball Super Slinky Nickel Wound Set, .009 - .042 and the Elixir Strings Electric Guitar Strings w NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.046). Our tests and reviews can help point you towards models and brands that suit your needs. For more information and product comparisons, check out our longer article here.
First, let's have a look at the Ernie Ball Super Slinky Nickel Wound Set, .009 - .042.
The second product we are looking at in this head-to-head review is the Elixir Strings Electric Guitar Strings w NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.046). Elixir Strings was born back in 1995 with the idea of push-pull cables. As the research team was coating the guitar strings with polytetrafluoroethylene they worked quite well as cables but were worse for a guitar’s string. Some people in the company who was into guitars thought of altering the coating and tinker with the process so that the guitar strings would sound greater.
After analyzing and studying various tones and measuring frequencies Elixir Guitar Strings came up to a conclusion of combining original POLYWEB coating and Ultra-thin NANOWEB strings for every type of guitar.
|HEAD TO HEAD COMPARISON|
|Ernie Ball Super Slinky Nickel Wound Set, .009 - .042||Elixir Strings Electric Guitar Strings w NANOWEB Coating, Light (.010-.046)|
| + Plain cords with a series of lock twists mechanism for securing slippage and breakage.|
+ Excellent durability level, thanking the core which is made up of tin plated high carbon steel hex wire.
+ Wound strings for balanced tone.
| + Constructed with nickel-plated steel wrap wire.|
+ Known for its bright, vibrant presence and dynamic punch.
|WHAT OUR TEAM THOUGHT|
|Super Slinky strings promise a whole new level of experience. Supreme durability wound chords and series of lock twist makes super slinky chords one of its kind.||NANOWEB coating, nickel-plated steel wrap wire, and extreme protection make Elixir Guitar Strings are one of the posh players in the league.|
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