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D'Addario NYXL Light Electric Guitar Strings  

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Overview

  • Features D’Addario’s exclusive revolutionary high carbon steel alloy
  • Offers more strength, break-resistance, and improved tuning stability compared to traditional nickel wound strings
  • Wound strings contain enhanced mid-range frequency response in the 1–3.5kHz range – boosting presence and crunch
Description & Specs
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    $19.95
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    - $7.96
  • Your Price:
    $1199

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Re-engineered to be stronger for enhanced output.

You've spent hours and hours researching, eventually purchasing a guitar that looks and feels right to you. Perfect weight, neck shape, body style, neck profile, and electronics. But what does all that time spent mean if you don't have the right strings? That combo of tonewoods and your preamp's special bells and whistles just won't reach their full potential. While you may enjoy your sound at first, you're really cheating your fingers and ears in the long run. And let's face it, most guitars come with average strings that just give it just enough to entice. They aren't meant to be long-term sound solutions. That's where D'Addario NYXL strings come in.

D’Addario NYXL guitar strings will bend farther, sing louder, and stay in tune better than almost any other strings. Envisioned, perfected, and manufactured by D’Addario in New York, this newly engineered, break-resistant high-carbon steel core and plain steel alloy delivers a whole new level of freedom, confidence, and power. NYXL’s provide more strength and 131% more tuning stability by utilizing a completely reinvented wire drawing process and revolutionary corrosion-resistant tin coating application. The reformulated nickel-plated string windings have greater magnetic properties resulting in higher output and enhanced mid-range frequency response for more presence and crunch. The NYXL1046 set is designed with the most popular string gauges for its ideal combination of flexibility and tone.

The NYXL Light Electric Guitar Strings come in gauges .10 - .46.

Features

  • Features D’Addario’s exclusive revolutionary high carbon steel alloy
  • Offers more strength, break-resistance, and improved tuning stability compared to traditional nickel wound strings
  • Wound strings contain enhanced mid-range frequency response in the 1–3.5kHz range – boosting presence and crunch
  • Offers an ideal combination of flexibility and tone: Plain Steel .010, .013, .017, Nickel Wound .026, .036, .046
 
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D'AddarioNYXL Light Electric Guitar Strings
 
3.7

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (15)
  • Well built / quality (13)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Long life (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (8)
    • Practicing (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), Professional musician (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Beta Test

    I got to Beta Test these, too (thanks!). Not knowing what guitar to choose, I put them on my 1965 Strat. Normally I use Boomer 11's on it, so I...Read complete review

    I got to Beta Test these, too (thanks!). Not knowing what guitar to choose, I put them on my 1965 Strat. Normally I use Boomer 11's on it, so I can get a little more "push" into my bends. I immediately liked the advertised strength and resistance of the strings, especially the "G" string, where I often insert a wider radius string (22). To my surprise, the stock 3rd string worked just fine. Now, I can't tell you if these strings are actually stronger, because at age 67, I don't break a lot of strings. I do notice greater stability in the ring the notes make when I play. They don't sound as bright and shiny as Boomers, but they sounded full and had great presence through my 1964 Twin. I bought another pair to put on another guitar with humbuckers and a shorter Gibson scale length to get an overview there. Like another reviewer, I have a PRS SE or I could use my Les Paul. I'll send in another review when I get the new string set on. But so far I'm very impressed. As to string life, it is still too soon for me to see a drop off in tonality, but I think they'll live longer than Boomers (which aren't bad).

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    World's strongest strings?

    Beta tested these strings and I can say there not the worlds strongest. Had a great sound but 4th string broke after 6 hours or less. I will stick with GHS.

    Beta tested these strings and I can say there not the worlds strongest. Had a great sound but 4th string broke after 6 hours or less. I will stick with GHS.

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    2.0

    short life

    By DSmiingSun

    from Earth

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Dead To Fast

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario NYXL Light Electric Guitar Strings:

      I too got these to beta test. I often run 10xls but replace the high e with an 11. This helps prevent volume loss of the e compared to the g and b. at 1st these 10's sound great, and the e was very even volume with the g and b. but alas they sound dull and dead just as fast as regular xls, so I can't justify 3x the price. Bummer I thought they had something at first.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Super Premium String from D'Addario

      By locknutmonster

      from Tulsa, OK

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Great Feel

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Studio Use

      Comments about D'Addario NYXL Light Electric Guitar Strings:

      After Ernie Ball released it's COBALT brand strings, I was curious about how much better these 'Super Premium' type strings could really be. I usually use the D'Addario brand, so when they came out with their own premium string, I decided to give 'em a try. I put them on one of my best guitars (a 96' Hamer Studio w/ Duncan JB & 59 pickups installed) and I did notice a difference. The highs had a pleasant 'zing' to them and the lows had a rewarding 'thwack. It seems to me like the alloys used in the strings are more magnetically conductive, making them livelier. They seem to stay in tune a liitle better than the standard XL strings that i've been using for years. And they actually feel better to me as well...this is harder to explain this in words...but they have a great tactile feel under my fingertips. I have yet to see if they last any longer than the standard strings. Now the bad news. They cost three times as much as standard D'Addario XL's. I myself, personally, just can't justify paying the price of the super premiums and installing them on all my guitars. If these were DOUBLE the price I might consider using them exclusively. I estimate about a 20 to 30% increase in tone and playability...not a 300% increase. I would recommend buying just one set to start off with and see if they are for you...everybody's different. Don't get me wrong, these are fantastic strings, and if I were an artist with an endorsement deal with D'Addario, I would certainly ask for these strings. But being just an 'average joe' semi-pro player, I'll probably just buy them every now and again for studio work when the sound of the guitar, and the strings on it, are really under a microscope.

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      (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Worst strings I've ever used

      By Gi Tar Karate

      from Baton Rouge, LA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Tone Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario NYXL Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          Surprised there aren't more bad reviews. I'm a professional musician of over 10 years and I'm never inclined to write gear reviews. But these strings are quite possibly the worst I've ever used. Nothing special about the tone. Much prefer standard D'Addarios or Elixir. Most disappointing was string life. Literally rusted solid after a weeks worth of total use - very little live playing. Perhaps one or two gigs. Just changed strings and the NYXL's coming off my guitar felt like I had left them out in the rain. Awful strings.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Bender's Delight

          By lou12bars

          from Seekonk, MA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Holding Up Quite Well
          • Nice Trebly Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Expensive

          Best Uses

          • Blues Bending

          Comments about D'Addario NYXL Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          I tried these in a LP and a Tele. Nice chimey tone. Very consistent up and down the fretboard. I'm not buying the comments that they are higher tension or hard to bend. Quite the opposite actually. You can bend away with confidence and they keep consistent tonally and stay in tune very nicely. Allow more stretching time when new.

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best Strings I've ever had on my guitar

          By alexhast

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Balanced Tone
          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about D'Addario NYXL Light Electric Guitar Strings:

            I also have been a beta tester. Used to 9 gauge sets, with e switched to 10 and b to 12, D'addario sent a 10 gauge set. I used it, since I had upped my e and b sting anyway. This set of strings was the best thing that was ever on my guitar. The step from b to g string was not audible in the normal way - that the g string was much louder, the tone was perfectly balanced over the entire set (I play a Guild S300 with Seymour Duncan Stagmags and Jimmi Page's Les Paul switching). After four months of heavy giging I exchanged the strings for a regular D'addario EXL 110, just because I thought it was high time to do so (not because they sounded any worse than in the beginning). I should have left them on. After more than four month they still sounded MUCH better than a brand new set of EXL110s that I will use up now :-(. So I calculated: instead of changing strings every two months, I could change every 4-5 months. AND have a much better, perfectly balanced sound. It's just a no-brainer. Those are THE Strings. At least for me.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            For me, Epic Fail from D'Addario

            By Old School Guitarist

            from Richland, WA.

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

            • Do Not Stay In Tune
            • Not Consistent

            Best Uses

            • Door Stop

            Comments about D'Addario NYXL Light Electric Guitar Strings:

            I just bought an Ibanez Jem from a store and I had their tech change out the original 9's for 10's and I had him put on the new D'Addario NYXL's thinking that they would be useful on a guitar with a locknut floating tremolo system.

            I could never get the guitar to stay in tune! Unlike my other guitars with floating tremolos. The Jem kept going flat. Then I replaced my Strat with a set and same thing, The Strat would not stay in tune. Kept going flat!

            Never had this issue with the old flavor of D'Addario strings. Are the strings durable? Heck yes but, I stretched them and stretched them some more and then some more and they just never got to a point when I could tune my guitar and it wouldn't go flat.

            Unless you like tuning up and up and up some more, I'd recommend staying clear of this epic fail by D'Addario.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love at First Note

            By Virtualernie

            from Naples, Fl

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario NYXL Light Electric Guitar Strings:

            Got a set during the beta test. These strings are awesome. My telecaster with texas specials sings with these strings. I will be putting them on all of my guitars.

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beta Test

            By BigpawPat

            from Poncha Springs, CO

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about D'Addario NYXL Light Electric Guitar Strings:

            I got to Beta Test these, too (thanks!). Not knowing what guitar to choose, I put them on my 1965 Strat. Normally I use Boomer 11's on it, so I can get a little more "push" into my bends. I immediately liked the advertised strength and resistance of the strings, especially the "G" string, where I often insert a wider radius string (22). To my surprise, the stock 3rd string worked just fine. Now, I can't tell you if these strings are actually stronger, because at age 67, I don't break a lot of strings. I do notice greater stability in the ring the notes make when I play. They don't sound as bright and shiny as Boomers, but they sounded full and had great presence through my 1964 Twin. I bought another pair to put on another guitar with humbuckers and a shorter Gibson scale length to get an overview there. Like another reviewer, I have a PRS SE or I could use my Les Paul. I'll send in another review when I get the new string set on. But so far I'm very impressed. As to string life, it is still too soon for me to see a drop off in tonality, but I think they'll live longer than Boomers (which aren't bad).

            Comment on this review

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            WOW!!! Favorite Strings from now on!

            By MikePR

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Sessions

              Comments about D'Addario NYXL Light Electric Guitar Strings:

              I've always been in the crosshairs between D'Addario and Ernie Ball. I think both of them deliver great products on their own and I constantly switch back and forth depending on the guitar I'm using. However, with this set, they just NAILED IT! The instant I strummed the first chord with these strings, I almost fainted! The punch is ACTUALLY there! They feel bigger, and enough mid-punch to make the guitar cut through the mix. Cleans sound sparkly and overdrives just roar! Because of the price, I don't think I'll be able to use them on a regular basis (like the XLs) but definitely for session work I will have a few around.

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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My new go to strings

              By Part-time Rocker

              from Omaha, NE

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about D'Addario NYXL Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                A few months back, I was asked to beta test these strings. When they finally arrived and I put them on, they were amazing.

                There is an almost gritty feel to them where you can feel them grip your fingers back.

                Unplugged, they were a bit louder than my regular strings (Fender Bullets, Gibson Vintage). Once I plugged in I was blown away with the tone; bright, loud, and vibrant.

                In my hunt over the years for a quality set of strings, I had a fondness for the Ernie Ball Cobalt strings. The only problem was I would break strings more often. Great tone though.

                The XL's remind me of the Cobalts a bit in tone, but they are more durable. The initial beta set stayed on my guitar for a couple of months.

                I recently added a Line 6 JTV-59P to my collection and these strings work well on it. They are the recommended size 10-46, and they work well with all of the guitar models.

                I think I've found my new strings.

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