Dean Markley announces the release of the new Helix String Series, a break-through in string technology. Helix strings are made with a new patent-pending hyper-elliptical winding technique, creating a tighter wrap and more mass, which seals the strings without the need for coating. The new String Series includes the Helix Acoustic, Helix Acoustic Phos and the Helix Electric for guitar and the Helix NPS and Helix SS for Bass.
It 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. The hyper-elliptical winding process results in an increased number of wraps along the length of the string. This increases the mass of the 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. Additional benefits of the hyper-elliptical windings is a more relaxed feel, less squeak and sliding noise and the strings last much longer.
The Helix Acoustic is a true brass 80% Copper, 20% Zinc alloy for a well-balanced tone and durability.
The Helix Acoustic Phos is a 92% Copper, 8% Zinc alloy for bell-like tones and volume.
The Helix Electric is an 8% nickel plated steel wrapped over wire hex-core.
The Helix NPS utilizes nickel plated steel for a smoother outside feel and a special “Growl” sound.
The Helix SS is a stainless steel alloy with a bright, defined tone.
The Helix Acoustic MSRP is $13.95
The Helix Acoustic Phos MSRP is $13.95
The Helix Electric MSRP is $12.95
The Helix NPS MSRP is $49.95
The Helix SS MSRP is $49.95