There was a magical time in music beginning in the Summer of 1967 with the Monterey Pop Festival which featured legendary guitar performances by Jimi Hendrix and Pete Townsend. Their performances started the first wave of iconic “Guitar Heroes” This group of new heroes also included Eric Clapton, Jimmie Page, Jeff Beck and many others. These players took guitar playing to an entirely new level of innovation. It was around this time that the guitar string industry switch from pure-nickel to nickel-plated steel for the cover wire on what is known as “nickelwound” strings, but the core wire used was still round. Round-core, nickel-plated steel strings became the most popular strings used until the string industry converted to hex-core beginning in the mid 1970’s. Our new round-core, nickel-plated steel strings are dedicated to this magical time in guitar history.
You will find these strings to have an elevated level of tonal response with a smoother feel when bending and using vibrato on the wound strings.
Curt Mangan 9-46 Round Core Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
String Length: 43 inches
I've put these very strings on a Les Paul and they intonate and set up beautifully. The round core on the wound strings gives them a nice slinky feel and the lighter gauge unwound strings are a pleasure to bend. These are the right strings for the instrument. Recommended.
Very silky smooth bends. Bell like tone. A pleasure to listen to and play.
I have uded daddarios' xyxl dr pure blues but these play like silk these are now my go to strings
After watching a video online, I decided to give these a try. There aren’t any dead spots any the tone and overall sound is quite good. I put them on my strat.
Wonderful tone. Really brought my guitar to life.
This was my first time with round core strings and couldn't be happier.
Great sound for blues, I plan to order another set.
My new go to strings. Been playing for 50 plus years and really have tried them all, or so it seems. These will stop my search for something better.
Great strings. Stay in tune better than competitions strings that are round Core also.
I'm new to guitar so I don't understand all the mechanics. So they sound good. Seem Stay in tune better that the stock strings on my Pacifica.