So you think you know coated stringd? Cleatone strings are far from the coated string you have used in the past. Cleartone Strings feature a patentened and award winning treatment that is less than a micron thin yet withstands the hardest of stumming. Theat means none of the flakes, slippery feel or dead tone that coated strings are known for. In fact, Cleartone treatmnent acually increase 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.