The hyper-elliptical winding technique used to make the strings creates a tighter wrap and increases mass.
Dean Markley has released its new Helix Series strings.
Made using a new patent-pending hyper-elliptical winding technique, which creates a tighter wrap and more mass, sealing the strings without the need for coating, the range includes the Helix Acoustic, Helix Acoustic Phos and Helix Electric strings for guitar and the Helix NPS and Helix SS for bass.?
The hyper-elliptical winding process increases the number of wraps along the length of the string, as well as the mass of the string, without changing the diameter or material. According to the firm, the windings create "a more relaxed feel, less 'squeak' and sliding noise and the strings last much longer."
The Helix Acoustic is true brass 80 per cent copper and 20 per cent zinc alloy, offering a well-balanced tone and durability, the Helix Acoustic Phos is 92 per cent copper, eight per cent zinc alloy, which produces bell-like tones and volume and the Helix Electric is an eight per cent nickel plated string, steel wrapped over wire hex-core. The Helix NPS utilises nickel plated steel for a smoother outside feel and a special 'Growl' sound. Finally, the Helix SS is a stainless steel alloy with a bright, defined tone.