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Overview

  • Made for use on electric guitars
  • Nickel-plated steel
  • Features Hyper-Elliptical Winding process for smoother play
Description & Specs
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    $12.95
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    - $5.96
  • Your Price:
    $699
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Balanced string gauges and special winding process give you a tone like no other.

Gauges: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046.

Made of nickel-plated steel, Dean Markley HELIX HD electric guitar strings have a general gauge range for the average players needs to give you a balanced sound. However, these are anything but ordinary strings. It took over a year and many trials for the Dean Markley team to find the precise elliptical shape for the winding wire that make up the patent-pending, Hyper-Elliptical Winding process of the Helix HD. This shape then had to be paired with the correct winding process that would produce these stupendous results—the maximum mass for the electric guitar string's diameter that still maintained the string's vibrancy.

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.

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 conventional guitar strings.

When you press and strum a normal wrap wire, your fingers experience resistance as they go down into each depression between the wraps. With the Dean Markley HELIX HD electric guitar strings you'll experience smoothness. These less coarse wrappings let your fingers glide more easily and smoothly along the surface of the wrap wire.

Features

  • Made for use on electric guitars
  • Nickel-plated steel
  • Features Hyper-Elliptical Winding process for smoother play

Get better sound with a fresh set of HELIX HD Electric Guitar Strings. Order today!

 
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Dean MarkleyHELIX HD Electric Guitar Strings (REG)
 
4.4

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good tone (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (3)
    • Practicing (3)

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    5.0

    If your hatin on this one...

    By Tonologist

    from Nashville

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Awesome Balanced Tone
    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • High Output
    • Long Life
    • Strong
    • Unmatched Playability

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Dean Markley HELIX HD Electric Guitar Strings (REG):

      Ive seen a lot of negative reviews on this incredible product. I think their just trying to keep it secret. Ive been playing 6 strings since I was6 (30+ years) and ive tried every string out there, knowing that after your fingers; tone starts with your strings.I definitely did not expect to settle on a Markley string but these are by far the best sounding thing ever. I play mostly classic rock through single coil strat these days and these strings help conjure up a more modern sounding punch and headroom(think Pink FloydsAnimals album) without ruining the transparency of my vintage glassy tone. Satisfies the tone snob in me as well as the metal head. I also have them on my Music Man Axis and everyone who has ever heard or played this set up has had something to say about it. when i tell them that i credit mostly the strings for this incredible tone they never buy slinkies again. Bottom line: best string to bridge the gap between classic vintage glass to EVH. If you play in this timbral range you dig it the most. Hands down best playability period. If you play pure blues and want the rowdy texas tone you should get Reverend Willy's these are way too smooth and creamy. Intersting note...With the helixs I hadnt even thought to use a clean boost until i one day strung my axe with D'Ad XL's for availability reasons. I needed the boost bad with those strings...hadnt even noticed the helix sound great so I got a boost and what do you know their even more awesome.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love these new strings

      By GuitarGUY

      from Hunington Beach

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Dean Markley HELIX HD Electric Guitar Strings (REG):

        They sound great are easy to play, and replace my other strings at half the cost. SO far I haven't had to change them and am thinking of restringing all my axes. I change them after a long rehearsal at SIR, the guy said that is all they use on ALL the rentals, so i figure they will last

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Revolutionary strings (no hyperbole)!

        By Ampbox

        from USA

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Dean Markley HELIX HD Electric Guitar Strings (REG):

          These strings are probably the best non-coated electric guitar strings on Earth. These Dean Markley Helix strings are better than GHS Progressive strings which claim to magnify your playing. Well, the Helix's actually get the job done more handily!

          Wonderful to play and hear. These strings are smoother-sounding compared to Dean Markley NickelSteel strings.

          Give your sound the HD treatment today! Don't be apprehensive like I was once before on these strings.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not quite up to the promise

          By Mr. Q

          from New York, NY

          Comments about Dean Markley HELIX HD Electric Guitar Strings (REG):

          Supposedly one of the greatest benefits of these strings is having less string noise (due to having more windings). I have noticed no such thing. You will still get string noise. It might be less screechy than the average string noise of other strings, but it's definitely still there. Don't expect these to sound like flat wounds. I will have to do more testing, but I can't really determine that these strings necessarily have any more sustain, better tone, or more volume than my usual set (D'Addario EXL 10s). I changed the strings when the old set was tone-dead and grimy, so it's hard to say how much of the improvement in tone was due to this set, or just due to the fact that they're new. I will say this though: the strings were already slightly corroded in a few spots upon opening the box. That was a huge disappointment. I can't speak for any other brands, but D'Addario wraps string sets in air tight bags inside the box, and I've hardly had an issue with corroding strings right out of the box. That said, it could just be this batch or something. But still. They're also a bit expensive. I'm not sure yet if they're worth it. try for yourself.

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Really Hard.

          By TheSoundGuy

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Dean Markley HELIX HD Electric Guitar Strings (REG):

          After 2 days and a total of around 5 hours of play I think I've finally broken them in. I strung my PRS SE Singlecut (Gibson '57 pickups)with a set of these in .011 and my acoustic in .013. They sound OK but I still prefer EB Slinkys and Martins. I still haven't broken in the strings on my acoustic and even on my electric they still sound just a tad tinny. They really weren't kidding when they said more mass per string, my fingers are killin' me and the .011s bend more like .012s would. I definatly like how much easier it is to slide and I'm hoping less crud will build up between the winding so it'll stay easy. These strings also put out a lot more sound. I had to turn the gain on my Marshall MG10 down from 6 to 4 to keep the same ammount of distortion and I haven't tried them on the Blackheart 100W yet (it's not at home). Over all I like these strings but I would not recommend them over EB slinkys.

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