MÖTLEY CRÜE Bassist NIKKI SIXX Teams With DEAN MARKLEY

Dean Markley USA today announced the release of the new Nikki Sixx Helix HD SS bass strings. This collaboration with MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx offers the exact string type and gauges he uses on stage. The Nikki Sixx strings are constructed of stainless steel alloy and feature new Helix patent-pending hyper-elliptical windings. As Nikki puts it: "Dean Markley puts the bite back in the bass sound."

With over a year of research and development, the Helix string uses a precise elliptical shape for the winding wire. The 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 are a relaxed feel and less unwanted noise. The strings are designed to last much longer without sacrificing tone and performance.

What makes the Nikki Sixx signature set unique is his choice of custom gauges:

* First String: .050
* Second String: .070
* Third String: .090
* Fourth String: .110

MSRP: $49.50 USD

For more information visit www.DeanMarkley.com.

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