Strings 101 - Metal Strings

Metal strings have become the foundation of strings for the electric guitar and bass. Their construction comes in basically two varieties: plain and wound. Their metal composition varies greatly with many different alloys as plating. Much of the history about metal strings evolved through innovations with the piano. The first wound metal strings were used in a piano. However, when it came to getting super small diameter strings with good elastic properties, the electric guitar took the metal string to the next level. Much of the metal string design efforts have focused on several things:

1. Enhancement of the magnetic signature with electromagnetic pickups

2. Durability and overall product lifecycle

3. Corrosion resistance



Strings 101
Cat Gut
Wound Strings
Nylon Strings
Metal Strings
Flat Wound
Round Wound
Semi Round
Coated Strings
Bass Strings