String Length: 43 inches
Nickel-Plated Steel wound strings were introduced in the late Sixties and have become the most popular alloy for electric guitars and bass. Nickel-plated steel tends to offer the most balanced tone.
Nickel Wound strings are created by wrapping Nickel-Plated Steel alloys around a hex-shaped core wire which is made from tin-plated high-carbon steel (same as plain strings, but hex-shaped). The core-to-wrap ratio is the combined diameters of the core wire and the wrap wire which creates the overall diameter of the string.
Balanced tone, good intonation, better than average life. Nice variety of gauges. I also like the 10-48 set.
Having been a 25+ year user of another top brand, I switched to these (and the 10-46 gauge) on all my guitars. I tried these after I found out a local store carries them. After trying a couple of sets, I was convinced. It was difficult to switch after using the other brand for so long, but these strings are the best I've used. They sound and feel better, stay in tune better and longer, and last longer than any other string I've tried, including my previous favorite brand. I will continue to use these and I will promote Curt Mangan Strings to all my fellow guitar playing friends. If you want great strings, look no further.
Well Curt, I got another person hooked on your strings. I bought 8 sets, 4 for our singer/rhythm guitarist and 4 for me. 4 sets of 10s and 4 sets of 9s. He was just as impressed as I was. We're going into the studio in early December and you can bet we'll both have fresh sets of Mangans on ready to rock!
I tried out Curt Mangan strings for the first time when I was working on the road a lot and changing strings at least every two weeks, but usually weekly. The have a great feel to them, sound GREAT and have a balance to them that I haven't ever noticed before in several other brands I have tried.