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D'Addario Electric Guitar Half Round Stainless Light Top/Heavy Bottom, .010 - .052, EHR340

D'Addario Electric Guitar Half Round Stainless Light Top/Heavy Bottom, .010 - .052, EHR340
Manufacturer:
D'Addario
Manufacturer Part #:
EHR340
SKU:
DAD_EHR340
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$7.96
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By Jim O
June 23, 2015
D'Addario Half Rounds
I play mostly Tele - lots of treble! - and these are great for taming the finger noise but still keeping the bright sound and sustain of round wounds. I prefer the light top - heavy bottoms which facilitate bending and vibrato on the high strings, but allow chunking the 5 chords on the bottom strings. Suits my playing style and they are all I use.
By Robert Bielma
April 17, 2010
Half Rounds
They have the flat wound sound, with the round wound feel. Great for that early sixties sound.
By Kyle Harris
March 25, 2010
D'Addario Half Rounds .010-.052
When these first came out, it sounded like a dream come true...or a secret of the Pros. Guitar strings that have the attack of round wounds with the lack of finger noise of flat wounds.

And they work.

I've been playing D'Addario strings for over 25 years. I came across the Half Rounds, I think, about 7-10 years ago, and I will not play anything else. I have driven all over a city to find someone with them in stock when I have had an emergency situation. The rest of the time, it's JustStrings.com for me.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st E

Plain Steel Locked Twist Ball End

.010

16.2

2nd B

Plain Steel Locked Twist Ball End

.013

15.4

3rd G

Plain Steel Locked Twist Ball End

.017

16.6

4th D

Stainless Steel Half Round Wound

.030

27.5

5th A

Stainless Steel Half Round Wound

.042

27.2

6th E

Stainless Steel Half Round Wound

.052

22.6



 

"Always in search of better string-making materials, D'Addario turned to 400-series magnetic stainless steel in the mid 1970's. Stainless steel wound strings offer even more brilliance than their nickel-plated counterparts, and the alloy is well suited for Half Roundâ and flat wound string constructions.

The round wound XLS line mirrors the sets in the XL nickel-plated series, combining the popularity of XL round wound strings with the unique qualities of steel. D'Addario Chromes are made with precision flat (ribbon) outer windings and polished to a fine high-luster. Each Chromes string is wound and polished on the same machine, with the string tension remaining constant between processes. Long the choice of jazz and fusion players, Chromes are available in three popular gauges.

In 1976, D'Addario developed the Half Roundâ grinding process, which made available "the third kind of string". Each Half Roundâ string starts as an oversized precision round wound string and is centerless-ground to a smooth, precise final diameter. With a tone in between their round wound and flat wound peers, D'Addario Half Roundsâ offer the advantages of a smooth exterior string (reducing finger noise and fret wear) while maintaining some of the brightness of a round wound string."

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