Cleartone Strings are far from the coated strings you’ve used in the past. Cleartone Strings feature a patented and award winning treatment that is less than one micron thin yet withstands even the hardest of strumming. That means none of the flakes, slippery feel or dead tone that coated strings are known for. In fact, the Cleartone Treatment actually increases volume over untreated strings while still giving you 3-5X the string life. This means that you will be changing strings less and playing a whole lot more. Let’s face it, changing strings sucks but your tone shouldn’t.