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Dean Markley Helix HD Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Product Description

The Dean Markley Helix HD acoustic guitar strings give your music a sound like no other. The Helix HD strings provide a smoother feel and a brighter, more resonant tone. 
 As a matter of fact, the Helix HD is the most innovative break-through in string technology since the beginning of stringed instruments!

To make the Helix HD, the patent-pending, Hyper-Elliptical Winding process took over a year of many trials to find just the precise elliptical shape for the winding wire. This shape then had to be paired with the correct winding process that would produce these stupendous results—the maximum mass for the string’s diameter that still maintained the string’s vibrancy.

More mass makes a fuller tone; more windings give a smoother feel as well as
a brighter, more resonant tone. This provides a smoothness and performance unrivaled by any conventional string.

The Hyper-Elliptical Winding process results in an increased number of wraps along the length of the string. This increases the mass of your string, without changing its diameter or material.

The graphic to the left demonstrates how there is more mass and a smoother feel. Imagine your usual string's feel as you press and strum the normal wrap wire (illustrated in the diagram at the top). Your fingers experience resistance as they go down into each depression between the wraps. Now imagine the smoothness while playing the less coarse wrappings (illustrated in the diagram at the bottom).Your fingers glide more easily and smoothly along the surface of the wrap wire.

Helix HD — Enjoy experiencing the most innovative guitar string made… Ever!

Oh, and one other thing… As a pleasant side effect of this revolutionaly technology, the strings last much longer—they give your wallet more mass too.

Product Specifications
   

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2080 

Extra Light   .010 .014  .024  .030  .039  .047 
2081 Light   .011 .015  .024  .032  .042  .052 
2082 Custom Light  .012 .016  .025  .032  .042  .053 
2083 Medium  .013 .017  .026  .036  .046  .056 


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Cameron from Ontario, Canada
Overall Rating
General
Quality
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Tone
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Subject
Didn't expect them to be this good!
General
What is your overall opinion of this product?
You can hear every note of a chord with absolutely no muddy sound. The sound is warm,solid and even from the lowest note to the highest.
Quality
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
The strings feel like the typical good quality I've come to expect from the Dean Markley brand. They last a long time but I wipe them down after each session. So far this set has been on for six weeks and shows no sign of getting tired except that the shine has gone.
Feel
How is the feel of the strings?
This is one of the things that surprised me. They feel really comfortable to play even with my sensitive fingers. You don't sense the separation between the windings as they are wound very tight. One thing that did bother me initially is that they feel very stiff when bending them around the tuning posts. I was concerned that they might have extra tension compared to other brands. I still can't find any tension charts for the Helix sets. They don't feel tight when there installed so it may be that the oval windings just don't bend as easily.
Tone
How did the strings affect your tone?
Absolutely the best I've heard on my Larrivee. Warm thick with good volume. Very pure sounding high notes. Lots of harmonics and they react to light or heavy picking with no complaints. I can't understand why the Helix sets are not more popular. They're certainly worth trying.
Referral
Would you recommend this product to another player?
Absolutely.
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