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Strings

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

  1. Maya403

    Maya403

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    What is the difference between nickle plated and stainless steel strings?
  2. bassboysam

    bassboysam Supporting Member

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    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

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    Stainless is also harder on the frets.

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