55-75-90-110 53 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.
Great Value - Played in drop A - Would buy again
Posted by Brent on 29th Sep 2012
I play an Ibanez Soundgear Prestige in an australian heavy music band called Curse Of Albion. Our tuning is down in drop A, so i required a heavy gauge string. I set out to buy the same brand of string i've brought for the past few years (a better known and more expensive brand) but in 50-105. They were out of stock, but had a set of curt mangan 55-110, so i purchased them to try. These larger gauge strings hold the tone and tension required for playing in drop A. As you would expect from new strings the sound is bright and clear. I've generally found coated strings to be more comfortable to play, but for a noon coated set, they feel comfortable and soft enough to use all day. They do not hinder or effect the ability to play at a fast speed, even with stepping up to such a larger gauge. I rated them a 3 only due to the fact I'm assuming the coated version is better (i will try them next). I can't comment on how long these will last, as they are relatively new at the moment, and string longevity depends on a few factors (the coated version should last longer). If you're looking for a string to hold up with playing live shows and touring, then i'd look at getting the coated one over these. But as for the ability to hold the tone, stay in tune, value for money, and provide comfort while playing. Then these string are as good as any i've used. Worth buying for home use, general playing and practice. Would buy again!