Round core strings:

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

  1. Ezmar


    Jul 8, 2010
    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 Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    In short - they vibrate more freely so harmonics to speak more clearly and ring out a little longer / greater sustain.
  3. Ezmar


    Jul 8, 2010
    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 Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    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. That's all? Thanks for the info.

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


    Jul 23, 2006
    Status Graphite Hot Wires, both round core and hex core available.
  7. Clammy


    Nov 3, 2008
    Ottawa, Canada
    Endorsing Artist: Neal Moser Guitars, DR Strings
    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.