Cordes Nickelées

Nickel plated wires

  • Protection against oxidation
  • Brilliant appearance
  • Reinforcement
    of the fundamental
  • Purity and enrichment
    of the timbre

4µ of nickel

Submitted to excessive hygrometry, the strings of a piano oxidize  thereby losing their sound quality and becoming impossible to tune.

The series of STEPHEN PAULELLO's nickel-plated wires can solve this phenomenon.

A nickel coat of 4 microns prevents the surface of the steel from corroding. Fundamentally different from the process used habitually in tin plating, the one used to apply nickel plating requires a rare degree of care and knowledge which entail a succession of long and delicate operations. This explains why such strings have never been available on the market before.

Available in type XM, M, 0 and 1

Why NICKEL rather than TIN ?

Nickel-plated wires have two advantages on tin plated wires:

  1. During fabrication, the coat of nickel and the steel surface amalgamate completely thanks to a method of electrolysis. This procedure excludes incidents of peeling or flaking often observed on tin plated wires when loop twisting or while straining the steel during initial tunings.

  2. While tin is a tender, absorbent material, nickel leaves a hard surface and acts on the string’s damping giving it an immediately perceptible increase in the length and seductive quality of sound.


Nickel-plated wires can be manipulated without gloves.
Soaked in water, a section of wire does not become altered ; only two rust spots appear at each extremity.