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Hex Core vs Round Core Strings

Hex Core vs Round Core Strings

Guitar Strings used to be made with round cores, but high production manufacturing made it hard to wind the strings efficiently using the round cores. The introduction of hex cores allowed for more efficient manufacturing and more consistent string winding tension. Here are the key selling points for both:

  • Round Core Strings - are generally wound by hand to ensure quality and have 100% contact with the core wire making them more dense, providing maximum sustain and a more vintage sound of yesteryear.

  • Hex Core Strings - are currently the industry standard because they can be precisely wound to ensure tight core tension. This gives the strings consistent performance and intonation according to the materials being used.(See Electric Guitar Help for more on this)

Below are some of our most popular Round Core Guitar Strings!

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Dean Markley Vintage Reissue Nickel Plated Round Core Electric Guitar StringsThomastik-Infeld JF344 Jazz Nickel Flat Wound Round Core Bass Guitar StringsThomastik-Infeld JF345 Jazz Nickel Flat Wound Round Core 5-String Bass Guitar StringsThomastik-Infeld JF346 Jazz Nickel Flat Wound Round Core 6-String Bass Guitar Strings
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Thomastik-Infeld JF364 Jazz Nickel Flat Wound Round Core Bass Guitar Strings - Super Long Scale
Price: $146.99
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