The Original String. Platinum-selling strings that`ll satisfy your tone obsession. Sporting a new look, our NickelSteel Electric™ strings are the cornerstone of Dean Markley. They`re used and loved by thousands of pros worldwide, and they have been for decades. Tried and true, with long-lasting tone. With nickel-plated steel hand-wound slowly over a hex core, the outer string wrap maintains 100% contact with the core. The result? A string that vibrates completely for maximum sustain, creating a warm, full sound distinctive of classic rock and roll. The core-to-wrap ratio makes bending easier than other strings, too. There`s a reason we`ve put our signature on em. These strings sound and feel like home!