A traditional tension spread from high to low, fine tuned for a perfect balance in either standard or drop tuning setups.
Plain steel trebles meet nicklewound hexcore basses to provide a traditional and trusted sound, but that's where tradition ends. Familiar selections have been carefully overhauled in search of the perfect feel, improving the balance to serve you dependable tone and response no matter how hard you play.
Through our wide selection of standard and drop tuned sets for all preferences of feel and tuning, you can rely on a perfectly consistent feel for bends, vibrato, chords and heavy riffing alike - coupled with tuning stability and string life you can trust.
Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Really bright and well balanced.
I’ve recently started plain after a long hiatus and after burning through my slinky stocks I decided to indulge. The life of the strings is fantastic too and they keep up with my excessive bends with ease!
Spent years looking for a balanced 8-string set for Drop E until the NYXL 09-80 set came along a couple of years ago. Now these feel every bit as good, but Tom charges half the price so I can afford to restring as often as I actually ought to now. Switching to Winspear exclusively now.
Packaging is superb as well, as the set that I had sitting in their box for 6 months feels identical to the set I bought the other week.
Using the 09-80 standards on two 8-strings in drop E; one multiscale (26-29"), the other straight scale (27").
Using drop tuned 7 and 8 string guitars, I was always having to mix and match sets from Ernie Ball and D'Addario which increasingly meant having to buy 2 or 3 sets just to get the combo I wanted. In addition, it is a nightmare having to order from retailers a certain obscure string gauge. Winspear strings are optimised for every tuning under the sun with the heaviest of gauges in existence. 8 string in drop G, I use the 8.5-72 set and for a 7 string in drop E I use 11-80.
Plenty of power and life to the strings too. I only use the cheapest strings so they are not engineered to last longer and am pleasantly surprised at the longevity of these. Thanks to the Winspear family for providing strings for the extended range players!
Got a set as a test when I bought some picks from Tom.
I was a die hard NYXL man.
Toms strings are beautiful to play. Bright and clear and silky smooth. Great tuning stability with minimal stretching and so far, seem to retain that new string feel that NYXL are so renown for.
Needless to say, with the very reasonable price per set, I will be switching my allegiance to Winspear from now on (plus the packaging is wicked).
As many other I've tried several different brands and materials of strings. The best ones usually are expensive and most of the standard sets are just not suitable (Tension is not balanced).
These Winspear strings are amazing. The tension is well balanced. I don't feel anymore that some of the strings are slightly off.
The tone is great. The strings sound very clear and bright. It helps a lot to dial in a good High-gain tone with punch, clarity and great note separation.
The acoustic/clear tone is amazing, too. It adds that acoustic like brightness to the tone.
Overall, I highly recommend to try the Winspear strings.