I bought an "inexpensive" Chinese Strat clone. The neck is excellent, but the fret wire is small, and online sources warn that it's not likely to hold up well. I use Elixer Phosphor Bronze Nanoweb strings on one of my acoustic guitars. They feel great, produce almost no string zip when recording, and they sound pretty good...though not as good as some uncoated strings I use. Does anybody have an opinion on whether coated Elixer Nickel-wound strings would reduce fret wear? I'm pretty sure I'll play 10s on my Strat. Any opinions on what sounds best to YOUR ears—Omniweb, Nanoweb, Polyweb—is much appreciated. As some here know, I don't change strings unless I ABSOLUTLEY HAVE TO (heh heh) and the Elixers last a long time. So I want to make a good choice. Also, I'm not a string bender but I expect to learn how now. Do coated nickel Elixer strings bend as well, better, or worse than a standard uncoated string? Say D'Addario EXL110s.