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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14 Reviews

  • 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.

  • 5
    After 24 years, have I found "my" strings?

    Posted by Luke H. on 21st Sep 2019

    I'm going to be honest here. I just put my first set of Curt Mangan strings on today. Right out of the envelope I could feel quality. Feels like a set of Slinks but with more uniformity; it is hard to describe.

    I chose the 9.5 set because 10s have always been to heavy for me and 9s weren't enough. I'm so happy to see this size and immediately knew when I strung up my beater Strat that this was the set for me... at least sizewise.

    Unplugged they are much louder than my old faithful brand. Maybe because of the slight gauge change, maybe from better materials IDK but they are definitely louder, my wife noticed too.

    If these hold up to my normal abuse I may have found my new go-to brand. So far, I'm impressed.

    Good price, good product. Can't beat that.

  • 5
    Nickle Wound Electric 9.5-46

    Posted by BOB STANGE on 8th Aug 2019

    Really like the clarity and punch of the low strings. Not to bright, but bright enough to give humbuckers a nice twang. The 9.5 doesn't feel much different than a 10 to me.
    I'll probably just buy a regular set of 10's next time and switch out the first string to a 9. They tune up well and intonation is great.

  • 5
    Perfect gauge for me!

    Posted by Rob Koonce on 8th Aug 2019

    9.5-46 is perfect. I started out on 11s 40 years ago. My hands couldn't take it any more so I switched to 10s, which always felt unbalanced to me. 9s were way to skinny. Also, even if I switch gauges in the future, I will not switch brands again. They sound and feel great, and last as long as some of the coated brands I have tried.

  • 5
    Beef up that Strat!

    Posted by Rob Koonce on 26th Jul 2019

    I always took strings for granted, buying whatever was on sale etc. without giving them much thought. Well, these strings are absolute game changers. The perfect gauge for me. The sound, feel, balance, everything is waaaay superior to any other brand I've used. Also, very affordable!

  • 5
    Best electric strings out there

    Posted by Brandon Burnett on 14th Feb 2019

    I only use Mangan's and D'Addario strings on my guitars. Too many other brands lose their tone quickly or unravel at the ball end. Mangan's are one of the only strings I trust to have good tone, smooth silky feel, and to not break unless I'm snipping them with a wire cutter!

  • 5
    Great product from great company

    Posted by mk on 21st Jan 2019

    I have been playing for approx ten years on and off. I am no pro but am a tone junkie. I have been using strings from other manufacturer for year but found this company through Matt Schofield (love his style and TONE!!). As I said, I am no pro but I can tell there are noticeable differences. I love the feel of the strings and they have a great tone and sustain. These settle quickly and stay in tune. I have not used these string long enough to comment on their durability but Mr Schofield said his CM strings never failed :)

    Besides the quality and great price, they shipping my item in no time for free!! I am a life long customer here. Thank you for producing such great product for us. Best regards,

  • 4
    Just played my first gig using Curt Mangan strings. They felt and sounded great!

    Posted by Steve Theado on 3rd Aug 2018

    So far so good! I'm anxious to try these strings out in the studio in a couple weeks .

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