I. Steel vs Nickel
Alloy is what makes the sound of your strings. But how do you choose it?
The specific grain of your SKULL STRINGS has always been its stainless steel. Completely nickel-free (allergy sufferers will appreciate this), and with the lowest level of impurities on the market, your steel SKULLS have a brilliant, slamming sound, with very high harmonics and high trebles combined with massive bass ! A sharp sound, perfect for shredding, so dear to our extreme music.
Your SKULLS are not coated. Unlike other brands, SKULL STRINGS focuses on the intrinsic qualities of its raw materials. To be considered stainless, steel must contain a minimum of 11% chromium. And the stainless steel in your SKULLS contains 17%. This chromium reacts with moisture in the air to form a passive layer of chromium oxide on the surface of your strings. It is this transparent layer that protects your strings from deterioration. Simply remove this passive layer with a dry cloth before playing, and your strings will sound like new for longer. SKULL STRINGS last longer!
NB: Do not use greasy cleaning products on your steel SKULLS. The greasy component of these products encrust the chromium oxide layer in the thread turns, choking your strings. A simple micro-fiber is all you need to clean your strings. There are no contraindications for nickel SKULLS.
So that every musician can find THE sound that’s right for him, while benefiting from SKULL STRINGS quality and expertise, we also offer a NICKEL range! With its warmer sound, enhanced mids and soft touch, it’s ideal for slide! (Note that, in comparison, stainless steel has a rougher feel. But musicians who prefer the sound of stainless steel soon get used to it).
SKULL STRINGS does not differentiate on price, so that each musician can choose according to sound, not price.
So, what’s your favorite ?