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.
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.