Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Maya403, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Maya403


    Dec 22, 2012
    What is the difference between nickle plated and stainless steel strings?
  2. Nickel plated use a nickel plated outer wrap (usually wrapped around a steel core), stainless have a stainless steel outer wrap around a stainless steel core. Sound wise nickel will be a bit warmer and thumpier with a bit more mids. Steels tend to be slightly scooped with more high end sparkle. Nickel plated are also usually smoother to the touch.
  3. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9 Supporting Member

    Sep 1, 2007
    Stainless is also harder on the frets.