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D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-46)  

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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 Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-46)
 
4.2

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (1)

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    (4)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (29)
  • Well built / quality (25)
  • Consistent (19)
  • Long life (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (13)
    • Practicing (10)
    • Back-up (6)
    • Recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (16), Professional musician (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Best Strings I've ever had on my guitar

    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...Read complete review

    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.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    short life

    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. ...Read complete review

    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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    5.0

    i am very happy

    By italiano

    from arizona

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

      the strings are great thank you

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      4.0

      Posty

      By Posty

      from Earlton, N.Y.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strings Do Stay In Tune R
      • Strong

      Cons

      • Don't Stretch As Easily

      Best Uses

      • Gentle Touch

      Comments about D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

      Strings stay in tune really well and sound bright. They do resist stretching and fight you a bit.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      How long do they last?

      By Jim

      from Nashville Tennessee

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

          I have gone thru several sets of the NYXLs and I can say that they do last longer than the regular D'Addario XL. Now do they last three times as long (seeing that they are nearly three times more expensive) as the regular XLs? No, but what I do like about these is the tone and let's face it in the music business tone is everything. The tone I get from the NYXL is more of a biting midrange with more stable lows. It is like having a heavier set of strings without the stiffness. Sometimes I put upwards of 20 to 30 hours a week on my guitar and these string can take it without suffering a lot of tone loss. They tune up nicely, and after normal break in stretching, they stay in tune very well, and I have yet to break one.

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          5.0

          My Preference

          By Charlie B

          from Storden, MN

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

            These strings are well made, long lasting and sound great.

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            5.0

            So far so good

            By TomSan16

            from Dallas Tx

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Notes
            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong
            • Strong Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

              Put them on 2 weeks ago. So far so good. A couple of the strings didn't stretch out as quicly as the others, but finally did.I have a floyd so that may have made a difference. Sound and tone do seem to ring clearer and stronger. I'm hoping they last longer the regular ones. MF had them on sale. That's why I got them.

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              5.0

              Going Back!

              By Reverend Gonzo

              from Salt Lake City

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

                  Got these as a beta test set through Musician's Friend, put them on my Epi ES-339 several months ago, these things still amaze me for the overall feel and sound through my Blues Jr. I switched from D'Addario to Dean Markley Blue Steel a while back because of quality issues, have to hand it to the folks who put this all together!
                  I'll be switching back.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Strings!!! Long life!!

                  By Metlking

                  from OHIO

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Stay In tune
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • Expensive But Worth It

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Touring

                  Comments about D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

                  Got 2 sets of these (10-46) during the BETA trial but set them aside for months, they're just strings, how much different can they be, right? Then my band got booked on a 10 city tour and I figured I wouldn't have a lot of time for string changes (no guitar tech in the budget) so I gave them a try. I put them on a Gibson Explorer that I like, but never used much. WOW, Huge improvement in tone! This seldom used guitar came alive and became one of my regulars. I can't put it down! On tour I used 4 different guitars (2 for the 1st 3 nights and 2 the final 7 nights) I used the Explorer for 7 shows in a row with NO string changes, NO string breakages and NO loss of tone! I may not use these on a regular basis on ALL my guitars but when in comes to touring (where it really counts) I will be using these NYXL's!!

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                  4.0

                  Great strings

                  By Johnny1975

                  from Richmond, VA

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • A Little Pricey

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

                    These strings same in tune better than any I've tried. Bendaway!

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great strings, but they ate my picks

                    By Gibson Fenderstrat

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

                        Bought these on the recommendation of a knowledgeable friend. I like the sound and feel a lot, but they shredded my trusty Fender Mediums. Never had that happen before in nearly 40 years of playing. I started the gig with a brand new pick, and the point was completely rounded off by the middle of the second set. Got out another new pick, and it's point was as round as Charlie Brown's head by the end of set 3. Might have to try Tortex on the next gig, or maybe a small piece of my teenager's skull since it's the hardest material known to man. Time will tell, but for now I plan on using the NYXL's for a while.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN ALL MY LIFE!?

                        By Micarious

                        from NOT CANADA, Maine

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everything

                          Comments about D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

                          Normally, I don't like paying any more than five for a set of strings, but I was talked into trying these strings instead of the regular XL's. I figured 'what the hell?'. Once I put a set of 10-46's on my Jackson, I noticed right away that I would never buy any other set of string so long as I live! I play hard, I play aggressive, and I play every day. The tone from these strings is as clear as the day I put them on two months ago, no dullness or wear at all. They bend real easy and far, but without falling out of tune every time you do. I find that sometimes they feel like they're not even there while playing. I love these strings!

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