Curt Mangan 10-46 Electric Guitar Pure Nickel Set.
String Length: 43 inches
Pure Nickel wound strings were used exclusively on most guitars built in the Fifties and most of the Sixties. Pure Nickel has a slightly warmer tone than nickel-plated steel and is preferred by many blues artists.
Pure Nickel Wound strings are created by wrapping Pure Nickel alloys around a hex-shaped core wire which is made from tin-plated high-carbon steel (same as plain strings, but hex-shaped).
Nice Tone. Great look. Stays in tune love them. With every penny. Will buy again
Thought my search was over a long time ago for my preferred strings. However my local shop didn't have them for my 12 string. So, bought some of Curts for it and was extremely pleased. Then decided to give his 6 string electric sets a try. Enhanced feel and tones were immediately obvious. These strings brought out harmonics that I didn't know I was missing before. Big smiles.
I, like most, wasted my time and money on other brands. These strings are the best and well worth the price of admission!
I'm a huge fan of the half size set and went with the 10.5-.48 set for my 24.75 scale length guitars. I liked them a lot but thought I'd drop down one half gauge to see which I prefer the feel of. They're terrific sounding and playing strings.
I have been playing guitar for over 50 years, and very rarely am I really impressed with strings. I have tried just about every brand and type there is. The pure nickel 10-46's blew me away with the quality of sound, articulation, and separation, on my G&L. This is the sound I have been trying to get out of this guitar. I'm going to try Curt's strings on my PRS, Strat, and then my acoustics. Thanks Curt. I intend to try the coated strings next. I have to get back to playing now.
I use these on both my Les Paul Faded Standard and my LsL '52 T-Bone (tele) and they have a nice balanced sound on both guitars. They are not overly bright. They also last longer than just about every other non-coated string brand I have used.
Great feel and incredible sound, just as advertised :)I wont waste another dime on other strings, Curt Mangan strings are the best.
I have previously written how great these strings are, but now the sealed packaging makes them perfect.
I've been playing guitar professionaly for fifty years and I use the curt mangan Pure Nickel strings on all my electric guitars simply because they allow the unique voice of each instrument to remain intact unlike any other string I have used. These strings have a wonderfully pleasing sound, producing beautifully balanced harmonics that embrace the fundamental tone like a velvet glove but can hit the front end of an amplifier like a hammer on an anvil if that is what I want. Also: If you have a "vintage" instrument these are the only strings to use.
Have tried numerous brands of pure nickel strings (GHS Burnished, etc.), there's no doubt CM Pure Nickels are the most consistent and best sounding string I've tried. Perfect for taming a bright Strat or Tele!