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These strings are as "vintage" as you can get. Pure nickel wrap on a round tin-plated, high carbon steel core. Many players believe that round core strings feel easier to play with less tension and have a clearer tone. By design, round core strings must be handled carefully so that the outer winding does not come lose. On guitars that have an eye in the tuning post, it is important to install the string and tune to pitch before cutting the excess string off. On guitars where the tuning post has a hole down the center which require the string to be cut prior to placing the string down the post hole, it is important that to you first make a 90 degree bend before cutting the string. It best to make that 90 degree bend about two inches longer than the post where you will be installing the string. Once you have made the bend leave about one-half inch before cutting the string then place the bent section inside the tuning post and tune to pitch. Be aware that it takes longer for a round core strings to "settle" in and it requires many more tugs, but once installed and settled in, they are amazing.

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9 Reviews

  • 5
    Amazing Strings!

    Posted by Isaac Cook on 2nd Apr 2020

    Per a friends recommendation I ordered a set of the round core nickel strings for my single coil guitars and let me just say it has been a game changer. I have been using NYXL strings for the last 5-6 years professionally gigging and in studios and I can confidently say I will never go back. These round cores are like adding a compressor to your guitar. The tone and sustain is unreal!

  • 5
    Pure Nickel Round Core

    Posted by Tom James on 27th Mar 2020

    Wow! The 10-46 set brought my Fender 60's CS Strat to life. Excellent feel, beautiful balanced ringing vintage tone. Outstanding.

  • 5
    Round Core Pure Nickel

    Posted by Lee Richardson on 12th Dec 2019

    These are great strings. I've used both the hex core and round core. Both, are equally excellent. These will be my go to strings.

  • 5
    Pure nickel round core

    Posted by Billy Z on 4th Jul 2019

    Curt mangan strings tune up faster, stay in tune , last longer and feel better than any other string made today.

  • 5

    Posted by Scott Grochulski on 15th Jan 2019

    Great strings!! Old school tone.

  • 5
    10-46 Mangan Round Core

    Posted by Steve Reynolds on 13th Jan 2019

    I've been playing longer than I care to admit and have been through all the normal candidates and these are the best strings I've used to date . Love them!

  • 5

    Posted by SCOTTIE on 9th Dec 2017

    I have been using the 10-46 REGULAR ROUND CORE PURE NICKEL STRINGS. They have that old school tone and they stay in tune longer. My guitars ring with MANGAN STRINGS I
    use them on all my guitars. Try them. You will not be disappointed!

  • 5
    All good in the hood!

    Posted by Dave C on 15th Dec 2016

    I had been using the 9.5-44 pure nickel sets but needed the strings to feel a tad bigger on this one guitar. I wanted to try to maintain the lighter feel I had in the 1/2 gauge set, so I opted to try these 10-46 round core. Well, they're just great! They maintain the lighter feel (not quite as light as the 9.5, but close) and provide that more substantial feeling. These are winners!

  • 5
    Still new but wow!

    Posted by John on 1st Jun 2016

    Lots of smooth sparkle to this set. Haven't broken in completely but just from my brief time- strings are lively and are staying that way longer.

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