Frequent questions

How can I improve the life of my strings?

The problem of rope wear and how to improve its useful life is still a topic of debate. There are many variables, such as perspiration, the composition of the ropes, the environment in which they are used - whether it is hot, humid, etc. - that determine the life of a rope. The more care you take with the strings, the longer they will last. Cleaning strings after use, as simple as it seems, can go a long way toward preserving the life of the string. For added durability, try Magma Coated ED (Extended Durability) strings for electric, acoustic and bass guitars, which are designed with a coated wire wound, allowing them to have the sound and look of our traditional strings and maintain that tone. "new rope" 3 or 5 times more.

What Is The Difference Between 85/15, 80/20 And Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Strings?

MAGMA Acoustic guitar strings made with a premium 85/15 Bronze alloy that achieves an intermediate sound between the brightness and depth of traditional 80/20 bronze and the warm and bright tone of phosphor bronze. Excellent for all acoustic styles. MAGMA Acoustic guitar strings, made with the traditional premium 80/20 Bronze alloy, are characterized by their clear, powerful and bright sound. Excellent for all acoustic styles. MAGMA Acoustic guitar strings made with a premium phosphor bronze alloy that achieves the ideal balance between volume, brightness and warm tone needed to achieve the best acoustic sound.

What Is the Difference Between Patagonia Unplugged, Magma Phosphor Bronze, and Magma Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings?

The Patagonia Unplugged Bronze Alloy 85/15 strings give us a powerful, clear and bright sound. The difference between those and the Magma phosphor bronze alloy is that the latter alloy results in a higher quality sound than traditional bronze alloys, and is required by most professionals. With respect to the Magma ED Phosphorous Bronze Coated, we can say that it maintains the quality of the Phosphorous Bronze ones, without losing the tone of the new strings, adding a longer useful life due to the coating it has, with which it is possible to avoid oxidation. This line of strings is characterized by being wound with COATED phosphor bronze wire, forming a barrier against the wear and tear of their use, which allows them to last 3 to 5 times longer than traditional strings, maintaining their sound quality and shine. .

What Do Magma Transpositor Strings Consist of?

The Magma Transpositor strings for classical guitar allow the interpretation of a work in a key different from the one written without the need to modify the score, as if no transposition had been made. They are offered in different tunings for acoustic body guitars and normal vibrating lengths of 6, 7, 8 and 10 strings. These tuning models are unique and exclusively designed for classical guitar, being very useful for performers, composers, guitar ensembles and vocalists. The Magma Transpositor system is also applicable for electric and acoustic guitars. The various variations surprise the professional guitarist with a new type of sound on his instrument. In short, they allow you to make your guitar sound as if it were a bass, a requinto, a cello, or in the key you want depending on the set you choose.

What Materials and Processes Are Applied to Manufacture Magma Ed Coated Strings?

The material used to wind the core or soul of the rope is previously coated with a layer of special material that allows it to have a much longer useful life, as it protects the rope from wear and tear due to its use. The Magma ED (EXTENDED DURABILITY) provide the professional musician with greater durability, without losing the tone of the new strings. Using the coated material results in a barrier against normal corrosion and wear that can sap the life of the string and sound, allowing them to last 3 to 5 times longer than traditional strings. This coating also gives them superior sound quality. Currently, the Magma ED line is available for acoustic, electric and bass guitars.

What Other Types of Strings Can I Use If I Have a Nickel Allergy?

A small percentage of people have an allergic reaction to nickel. This can range from a minor irritation to a serious rash. If you are one of these people and your allergy is only to Nickel, you can solve your problem by using our stainless steel strings. To see the Bass and Electric Guitar sets in their different calibers, click here

How to String an Electric Guitar?

We invite you to watch the video on how to string different models of electric guitars in the Tips section.

How to String an Electric Bass?

We invite you to watch the video on how to string an electric bass in the Tips section.

How to String a Classical Guitar?

We invite you to watch the video on how to string a classical guitar in the Tips section.

How to string an acoustic guitar?

We invite you to watch the video on how to string an acoustic guitar in the Tips section.

Does Magma produce custom sets or custom strings based on my specifications?

One of the best resources we offer is the specialty rope technical department. This allows any professional musician to create their own set if there is none available for them. All of the strings in our sets, as well as hundreds of others, are available to be included in custom sets. We will package the individual strings as a set for any musician who requires it, all Magma distributors can order this with regular orders. Even if the store does not have the individual strings that the musician requires, we can send it to the store within days. On the other hand, if it is an order for special strings, with another length, tension, gauge or material, or for a particular instrument, it can be done by requesting a prior interview, in which a detailed evaluation of the order is carried out.

Is there a way for musicians to evaluate the quality of strings when opening a set?

The Magma set must have a sealed anti-corrosive container and each rope must be packaged in individual envelopes of specially chosen paper to prevent the passage of moisture. Regarding the rope, it should be shiny and soft to the touch from end to end. Consistency is important. A poor quality product would be inconsistent and this would be noticeable on the rope because it would have stains or marks. However, a wire with marks would not necessarily have an effect on the tone, but a string with many stains is a sign that it has been stored in poor conditions.

I had problems with a rope or set of ropes, what should I do?

At Magma we apply strict quality controls and are committed to producing the highest quality musical instrument strings. Although it may not be your case, remember that premature string breakage can be caused, among other reasons, by poor placement of the strings on the instrument or, what is more common, caused by irregular edges that occur on the bridge with the pass of the time. These jagged edges are difficult to detect but can be unforgiving on strings. If your string always breaks at the bridge, please examine it by touch to verify that its surface is smooth. If you have irregular details or edges, go to your local music store or luthier to make the minor repairs necessary to resolve this common problem. We invite you to watch the videos with different tips to keep in mind about the care of strings and instruments, in the Tips section of our website. That said, we would be happy to send you a replacement set should we determine that the rope had manufacturing defects of its own, although this is very rare. Please send the string set in its original packaging, including its anti-corrosive bag to: Magma Music SA Avda. Roca 1671 (1870), Avellaneda, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Please be sure to include your full name, email address, copy of the invoice and description of the problem along with the strings, so that we can make the appropriate evaluation.