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 love putting these strings on my Ibanez 7 string for the fact they outlast other brands i have used ,have better overall tension when i detune to Bb or A,and sound more balanced overall.
Having played extended range instruments for nearly two decades, and having to use what was available for strings; an excercize in frustration. My Mangan 7 string sets are more balanced across the tuning range in tension. This translates into lower overall perceived effort and stable tuning. Other guitarists frequently aske if they are 9's (10-56's), as they feel so nice. An added benefit that I have noted on all of my guitars that I have been stringing with Mangan's the last 5 years is their innate ability to outlast other brands in sound and feel for significantly longer. My verdict is evident in my loyalty.