09.5-44 Nickel Wound Set

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Curt Mangan 9.5-44 Electric Guitar Nickel Wound Half Size Set.
Gauges: 9.5-11.5-16-24-34-44
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.
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4 Reviews

  • 5
    Amazing set.

    Posted by zul on 6th Dec 2016

    Very well balanced set.
    Was worried that the .44 would be too small, but its perfect for the set.

  • 5
    Awesomeness lies between 9 & 10

    Posted by Eric L. on 23rd Feb 2016

    These strings occupy that perfect space, when you need something beefier than a 9, but don’t want to go all the way to a 10. Just like all other of Curt’s products, these sound great, hold their tune and last longer than the competition. I can’t recommend Curt Mangan enough; his passion produces a string that is worth considerably more than he charges. Put aside all of the pretty ads that you see online or in the magazines; where do you think they get the money to fund those adverts? Curt keeps it simple and the product is purer for it. Try them. You won’t regret it!

  • 5
    Finally, a "middle way"

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Oct 2014

    Why one of the "big names" didn't think to come up with a set of these gauges years ago is anyone's guess, but I'm grateful that they're available from Curt. Easier to bend than the conventional .010-.046, but more mass and better clarity from the unwound strings than any .009 set I've played.

  • 5
    Big difference or all in my head?

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Jan 2013

    I recently ordered many of these strings and I was pretty shocked at the difference they made to my tone. I had been using ernie ball regular slinkey strings, but I find that these curt mangan strings have an improved clarity, sustain, and note articulation.

    To give a background, I have been playing guitar for roughly 10 years, and have recently started to tour professionally. I run schecter guitars (c1+ and a c1-classic) through various pedals and into an Engl Powerball 2 with a marshall 1960 cab loaded with celestion gt-75's.

    If you aren't quite sure about them, just get a set to try. You won't regret it!

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