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.
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.