The new string set features a unique blend of gauges and features the new Helix patent-pending hyper-elliptical windings.
Santa Clara, CA (July 24, 2012) – Dean Markley today announces the release of the new Carl Verheyen Balanced Bridge Helix Electric strings. This partnership brings a unique string set intended to balance the six screw and two screw Strat-style bridges. The new string set features a unique blend of gauges and features the new Helix patent-pending hyper-elliptical windings.
The Helix string uses a precise elliptical shape for the winding wire. The shape then had to be paired with the correct winding process. The hyper-elliptical winding process results in an increased number of wraps along the length of the string. This increases the mass of the string, without changing its diameter or material. More mass makes a fuller tone; more windings give a smoother feel as well as a brighter, more resonant tone. Additional benefits of the hyper-elliptical windings are a relaxed feel and less unwanted noise. The strings last much longer without sacrificing tone and performance.
The Carl Verheyen signature set offers his choice of custom gauges:
E String: .009
B String: .012
G String: .016
D String: .026
A String: .037
E String: .046
MSRP: $12.95 USD
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