9.5-46 Nickel Wound Set

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Curt Mangan 9.5-46 Electric Guitar Nickel Wound Half Size Set.
Gauges: 9.5-11.5-16-26-36-46
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.
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21 Reviews

  • 4
    Fusion strings

    Posted by Tyrone s Millsaps on 26th Oct 2020

    Good strings! But am ordering nickle core nickel round wound next! Worth the extra five dollars! Had so nany gits that I used Just Strings bulk for years! Good sounding string s like your fusion set! But of course Intonation problems with no quality control!! Went through the DR...all D strings wouldn’t intonate rhing years ago!! You make a good product! Thanks...Ty M.

  • 5

    Posted by Matt brown on 18th Aug 2020

    Awesome. Consistant. Been playing thwm for 5 years. Just terrific

  • 5
    Great strings

    Posted by Bob Hogenson on 31st May 2020

    Best tone my Les Paul has ever made.

  • 5
    Curt Mangan Fusion Matched 9.5 - 46 set

    Posted by Porang Shafiei on 29th May 2020

    Great strings. Previously used D'addario XLs, Ernie Ball Paradigm. I love the CM 9.5 sets as I find 10's too cumbersom and 9's too light so this is a perfect gauge for me. They last long, sound great, even unplugged and I could not be happier. I thank my guitar tech every time I see him for recommending CMs

  • 5
    Tone quality and how long they sound alive

    Posted by Ken Hanna on 19th Apr 2020

    I spent many years going from one string manufacturer to another trying to develop the perfect sound quality on my guitars and I am incredibly pleased with these strings. My Gretsch Dou jet sounds so good its hard to believe. They play extremely smooth and last longer than all the other strings I have played with. I tend to play relatively hard as well. Thanks for making these !!!

  • 4
    9.5 - 46 strings

    Posted by Mike Horvath on 18th Apr 2020

    This is the first time I've tried Curt Mangan strings. I've been looking for this particular gauge combination for a while. I put these on my LP Custom w/Bigsby. I like the feel and they seem to hold tune well. They don't seem to stretch as much as other strings I have used; this may be a coincidence due to the weather but it pleases me. I will be trying these on my ES-355 next .

  • 5
    9.5-.46 nickel wounds

    Posted by Paul Santa Maria on 12th Apr 2020

    I am one of those cats who finds 9's too slinky and 10's too stiff. I usually use Elixir because I have acidic hands and wipe out uncoateds quick. So I'm trying these and so far excellent! In fact, I was worried something had changed in my 1977 Les Paul because there was a strange "buzzy" sound starting up which, thankfully seems to have disappeared after loading these up. I am the original owner of the guitar, so I think I know when it sounds different unamplified. I recently had the set-up (with fret polishing) and that weird sound appeared. Freaked me out. No difference electrified, but now that weird sound is gone. I don't know if I'll ever know the answer, but these strings are wonderful so far and the intonation is as good as the 10's. We all know heavier strings improve intonation but at 66.8 years old my hands are not as strong as they were even 5 years ago and I play fingerstyle so these worked out nicely. In addition, I called Curt and he spent almost an hour on the phone with me talking gear. Cool guy with tons o' tricks.

  • 5
    Nickel Wound Electric Strings 9.5 - 46

    Posted by TAH1962 on 19th Oct 2019

    Absolutely killer strings. I was using Stringjoy’s but recently retired and $11.90 per set was no longer in my budget. I have to say I like these strings better and I can now get the same gauge strings 2 sets for the price of one vs. Stringjoy’s. These strings have more clarity, punch, and sustain!! A+++++

  • 5

    Posted by Jonathan Ellison on 28th Sep 2019

    So I had an issue with my first and only set of Curt strings. I reviewed accordingly. Their customer service is so good, they actually contacted me to figure out what went wrong, and make the situation better next time. Needless to say, I order another set and they have been great. Wonderful strings. This is the type of company you stand behind.

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