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Plain B/E strings in RIC Nickel Wound Sets made of Steel?
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Author:  DavyR [ Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:04 am ]
Post subject:  Plain B/E strings in RIC Nickel Wound Sets made of Steel?

Are the plain B and E strings in the RIC nickel round wound "STRING SET GTR HEAVY/SHORT 12p 16p 20w 32w 42w 54w" sets STEEL and not nickel in anyway? Thanks!

Author:  iiipopes [ Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:12 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Plain B/E strings in RIC Nickel Wound Sets made of Steel

I don't know about Rickenbacker in particular, since the strings are contract strings, but almost every string manufacturer uses the same plain steel wire for their plain guitar strings, and most of the manufacturers, I believe, still get their raw wire from Mapes.

Author:  DavyR [ Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Plain B/E strings in RIC Nickel Wound Sets made of Steel

So, regardless of whether the winding on wound strings is made of steel, nickel, nickel coated steel, etc., the plain/not wound strings, usually the E & B, and something G, strings are always steel? Thanks.

Author:  DavyR [ Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Plain B/E strings in RIC Nickel Wound Sets made of Steel

iiipopes wrote:
I don't know about Rickenbacker in particular, since the strings are contract strings, but almost every string manufacturer uses the same plain steel wire for their plain guitar strings, and most of the manufacturers, I believe, still get their raw wire from Mapes.

Thank you! So, I heard from a few online guitar string sellers. (The reason I asked in the first place was that Google wasn't much help.) They said that ALL plain strings are made of stainless steel regardless of the winding on the set's wound strings including stainless steel sets, nickel coated sets, pure nickel sets, etc.

Author:  iiipopes [ Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Plain B/E strings in RIC Nickel Wound Sets made of Steel

DavyR wrote:
iiipopes wrote:
I don't know about Rickenbacker in particular, since the strings are contract strings, but almost every string manufacturer uses the same plain steel wire for their plain guitar strings, and most of the manufacturers, I believe, still get their raw wire from Mapes.

Thank you! So, I heard from a few online guitar string sellers. (The reason I asked in the first place was that Google wasn't much help.) They said that ALL plain strings are made of stainless steel regardless of the winding on the set's wound strings including stainless steel sets, nickel coated sets, pure nickel sets, etc.

Plain strings - plain steel. NOT stainless.

Author:  DavyR [ Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Plain B/E strings in RIC Nickel Wound Sets made of Steel

iiipopes wrote:
Plain strings - plain steel. NOT stainless.

Thanks! Yes! I found this: "Plain strings are all made of a tin plated high carbon steel and are the same strings across the board from acoustic to electric to mandolin etc." https://www.curtmangan.com/what-guitar- ... uld-i-use/

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