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Our recommendation! We fit these strings on all electric guitars that we restore or overhaul!
Commercially available strings from mass production are made with hexagonal core wires for cost reasons. The nickel wire (or very cheap nickel-plated wire) is wound tightly around the core wire. In the process, the core wire notches into the edges of the core wire and is thus immovably fixed, whereby the surface of the nickel wire is easily damaged by these notches. However, this is exactly what has a negative effect on the vibration behaviour and thus the tone development of the string.
Nickel Classics are made with smooth, round core wires. A German nickel wire of 99.2% purity is wound onto these with the utmost care to ensure the required even pressure. The result is a particularly silky tone with shimmering, mellow highs, perfect for instrumental music of the 50s and 60s and a "clean" or "crunch" playing style.
To minimise finger noise, the wound strings are sanded and polished again by hand! This results in a perfect and clean response, e.g. for studio recordings. (Not to be confused with flat wound strings for jazz guitars, which are often mistakenly called "sanded").
Note: Wrapped Round Core strings must not simply be shortened, as the wrapping would come off immediately and the string would become unusable. Therefore, first make a sharp, right-angled bend in the string and then shorten it behind the bend.
Like all Pyramid strings, these are hand wound by highly specialised string makers and each one is checked again by hand before packing.