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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11 Reviews

  • 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 .

  • 5
    9.5 - 44

    Posted by Joe on 24th Jul 2018

    Great tone.. not too bright, with sweet midrange..Perfect set for anyone wanting something smaller then 10s but finds 9s too small.

  • 5
    Amazing set.

    Posted by zul on 6th Dec 2016

    Very well balanced set.
    Was worried that the .44 would be too small, but its perfect for the set.

  • 5
    Awesomeness lies between 9 & 10

    Posted by Eric L. on 23rd Feb 2016

    These strings occupy that perfect space, when you need something beefier than a 9, but don’t want to go all the way to a 10. Just like all other of Curt’s products, these sound great, hold their tune and last longer than the competition. I can’t recommend Curt Mangan enough; his passion produces a string that is worth considerably more than he charges. Put aside all of the pretty ads that you see online or in the magazines; where do you think they get the money to fund those adverts? Curt keeps it simple and the product is purer for it. Try them. You won’t regret it!

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