9-46 ROUND CORE Nickel Wound Guitar Strings

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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
Gauges: 9-11-16-26-36-46
String Length: 43 inches

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22 Reviews

  • 5
    Best electric strings I've ever used

    Posted by Landon on 5th Nov 2014

    For years, I was a die hard customer of another popular string company until I tried these. They sound better, last longer, and are more durable than other strings I've used. And, I haven't broken a string since I've made the switch. Curt Mangan strings are my new favorites by far.

  • 5
    Good sounding strings for a fair price!

    Posted by Nils on 17th Jul 2014

    Very happy with these so far, they stabilize quickly after stretching and sound great on my LP. Haven't played these too much yet, but the 11's on my tele are holding up great, and I'm pretty confident these will do too.
    Also a fair price, especially when you buy in bulk, and very fast shipping!

  • 5
    articulate and alive!

    Posted by Unknown on 7th Jan 2014

    I usually use dr titefits and decides to try these based on reviews. The did not disappoint. Excellent prescence and clarity no other way to describe them. Great strings!

  • 5

    Posted by joe palese on 16th Dec 2013

    Read a review on TGP and thought I'd give them a try. Got the nickel-plated steel wound 10-46. I'm a tough sell when it comes to strings as I've been playing for 35 yrs and have tried many. These are the bomb, great feel, tone, longevity and intonation. I immediately ordered a 6 pack then went to Curt's web site and got a 6 pack of strings ( kidding, just the strings)

  • 5
    The Best Standard Set i ever found.

    Posted by leo on 26th Nov 2013

    Not Much Brand can compare with thats.

  • 5
    Great strings

    Posted by Ingemar Nilsson on 5th Nov 2013

    I´ve tried both Elexir and D´Addrio but these are just the best. I´ve never broken a string since I start to use them.

  • 5
    Best strings

    Posted by Russ on 11th Apr 2013

    I have always used Ernie Ball strings in the past 3years, but after putting Curt Mangan on my Paul Reed Smith swamp ash my Guitar came to life. I will always use them in the future,also very fast shipping.

  • 5
    10-46 nickelwound

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Oct 2012

    i was useing ernie ball colbats ,but the price got too high,i tried the 10-46 nickelwound and was pleasantly surprised on how great they sound they seem to have more output ,and ther is no icepick ,they have a nice roundness too them

  • 5
    1st time buyer - GREAT STRINGS

    Posted by Russell on 10th Aug 2012

    I decided to string out these strings after reading several recommendations on forums - glad I did! I am a professional musician and could tell instantly that these are quality strings from the tone and tuning stability. After 40 years, I have no reason to look elsewhere for a better strings.

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