We all have our favorite electric and acoustic guitar tones, from Clapton to Hendrix, Page to Beck, Van Halen to Slash and beyond. And like many – or, to be more accurate, all – of us, guitarist Ruben Wan has tried to figure out how to achieve those spectacular sounds.
“Have you ever wondered what’s the secret behind your favorite guitar player’s guitar tone?” he asks in the above video. “Is it his amp? His pedalboard? His fingers?”
Or just maybe it’s his guitar strings.
“I’ve always believed that great guitar tone comes from your fingers first,” Wan continues. “And the first thing that touches your fingers is your guitar strings. As long as they feel nice on the fingers your tone will be exponentially better. That’s how it is for me.”
And when it comes to achieving that exceptional tone on acoustic, there’s only one string for Ruben – Elixir Strings Acoustic Phosphor Bronze with NANOWEB Coating strings.
“As you can tell, they sound great,” Ruben says after giving them a pluck. “And they feel amazing on my fingers.
“They have great resonance and they sound really loud. And for some reason they never get rusty and the tone doesn’t diminish over time.”
That’s because Elixir Strings Acoustic Phosphor Bronze with NANOWEB Coating strings are the only coated string brand to protect the entire string with an ultra-thin coating, keeping gunk out of the gaps between the windings. They also have anti-rust plating that resists tone-deadening corrosion, ensuring a longer life for entire set.
For more information on Acoustic Phosphor Bronze with NANOWEB Coating strings, head to Elixir Strings.