I'm trying to decide on what gauge of string to have my V set up at and came upon these Dave Mustaine Progressive strings by GHS.
Notice how its 3rd string is wound, never saw this before and am wondering how it assists in a progressive rocker's style.
any insight is appreciated.
Well, it helps your third string by making it pretty much inaudible. See, there's considerably less metal in such a string, so it'll not stir up the pickup's magnetic field as much as an unwound of the same gauge, so that one string will not be heard very well. At least that's my experience with Ernie Ball strings with a wound 3rd. I have no idea why they do it.
Last edited by Pikka Bird at Feb 9, 2007,
Have you ever heard that 'it's always the g-string'

By having it wound, it fixes a lot of problems
e.g. going sharp when picked hard.