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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Ezmar, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Ezmar

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    Do they respond any differently to harmonics, due to the different properties in the vibration of the string? Or does it have no effect?
  2. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    In short - they vibrate more freely so harmonics to speak more clearly and ring out a little longer / greater sustain.
  3. Ezmar

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    Follow-up, DR says that their round-core Hi Beams are unique, does that mean that all other rounds are Hex core, or is that just for Stainless Steel, Nickel maybe somehow being easier to wind around a round core?
  4. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    There are not many round core string manufacturers anymore as they are more expensive to produce and take longer.

    DR Hi-Beams (stainless) / SunBeams (nickel) / Fat-Beams (stainless) / K3 Coated / Legends Flats strings are Round Core
    Fodera strings are Round Core (stainless & nickel)
    Dean Markley Super Rounds are Round Core (stainless & NickeL)
    Thomastik-Infeld Jazz Rounds / Jazz Flats are Round Core (pure nickel)

    and well that is basically it...

    It's easier / faster to use Hex wire for making strings.
  5. Solarmist

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    That's all? Thanks for the info.

    I wish Prosteels came with a round core ...
  6. 4-string

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    Status Graphite Hot Wires, both round core and hex core available.
  7. Clammy

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    Huh, I didn't know the DM Super Rounds were round core. Those are what I used before switching to DRs (first Fat Beams, and now Neons). The DRs are a lot lower tension, than the DMs, so I assumed the DMs were hex core. Interesting.

    Cheers!
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