Stainless Steel wound strings became popular in the early Seventies. Stainless Steel strings are the brightest sounding strings and offer extended life to players who have acidic hands.
Stainless Wound strings are created by wrapping Stainless Steel alloys around a hex-shaped core wire which is made from tin-plated high-carbon steel (same as plain strings, but hex-shaped).
I was in a corner and needed new strings while being out of town and purchased these without knowing anything about them. 3 weeks later I purchased more, because after being a loyalist for another brand I was really excited to how these strings held up and sounded. They are the best strings i have found in the past 10 years, and am excited to explore some of the other options now that i found a brand that I feel I can trust to actually care about the details. thanks
I've tried practically every common and pro-grade set of banjo strings in my 38 years of playing. This particular set is the best quality and sound that I have ever used, period! And I love that each package is actually sealed to preserve them. I didn't even know that before ordering this "laser matched" set.
Very noticeable immediately is the feel. It almost feels like there are no strings there. Balance tone also. Stay in tune well which is always a challenge for a banjo.
In 37 years, these are the best strings that I have ever used.