5 seconds into this video, Wayne Sermon's guitar strings are revealed. He uses Elixir Electric Nickel Plated Steel with NANOWEB Coating, with a custom gauge .011, .014, .018, .032, .042, .052 (a hybrid between the Medium and Heavy varieties). Later in the video around 4:13, in answer to “Why do you play Elixir strings,” Wayne Sermon says, “I play Elixir strings because they sound the best. They just sound the fullest… there’s something thick about the sound that I haven’t found in other strings. That’s why I play them.”more
Best tone of any string I've tried. I LOVE Elixir strings. I used Ernie Ball Skinny Top/Heavy Bottoms for years and I still think that they are great, but Elixirs soon found their way onto all of my guitars.
Before trying these, I never though how a quality strings set could improve your tone. The Nanoweb coating is excellent. It helps to make the string last longer, and it helps to get rid of the dirt and sweat. I love Elixir strings.
I use this when I tune down to Eb standard. The only way for me to get more than 5 days out of a set of strings is using Elixirs, which give me up to 2 months at a go! Can't live without em.
I tried lots of string brands, but i always return to Elixir. These strings stay in tune, they play smoothly, and most important of all, they sound clear and are long lasting. And they retain their clear sound all the way to the end.