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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 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

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    (4)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (31)
  • Well built / quality (28)
  • Consistent (22)
  • Long life (17)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (16)
    • Practicing (12)
    • Back-up (9)
    • Recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (18), Professional musician (16)

    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

     

    Not terrible, but not worth the price.

    I've never been head over heals for D'addario, but I heard about the hype on these and figured that I'd give them a shot...as per usual with me, haha...I put...Read complete review

    I've never been head over heals for D'addario, but I heard about the hype on these and figured that I'd give them a shot...as per usual with me, haha...I put them on my Jagmaster with a JB bridge before a show. I did my usual stretching/break-in with them, and they broke in faster than most strings that I have played, so that was a plus, but when I played them at the show, they were very bright and chimey....Too much so for my taste. Given, I really put them to the test and hammered them really hard, but they did not break, so that is another plus. I feel like these would be great for jazz/blues, Teles and Strats, but not for heavier rock. If you are looking for something strong, very bright, and need something that will break in ASAP, these are for you, but if you just want something that is fuller, has better tone, and can deal with an extra 10min break in period, look elsewhere. For what they are, I really don't think that they are worth double or even triple the price for what I pay for strings. Back to Dunlop for this guy.

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    5.0

    Great Strings

    By Amuro Demonia

    from Salk Lake UT

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Flexible
    • Good Tone
    • Great quality
    • Great Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anything
      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      I have been buying these strings for about a year now. I can't see myself switching over to a different brand of strings anytime soon. These are very nice strings. I have only good things to say about these.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Highly recommended!

      By Rolandonio

      from PE, Canada

      About Me Professional Musician

      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):

        I was involved in a theater show that ran about 60 shows in just over two months. The house paid for string changes so the price didn't really matter to me much, and my local retailer/guitar builder friend highly recommended I try these. I immediately loved the way they felt. They seemed to have a nice elasticity to them and broke in quickly. I was also amazed at how tight they stayed in tune. At first I was reluctantly changing strings every 2-3 shows - since they seemed like they didn't really need to be changed. And eventually I got to a point that I was so surprised about their performance - I wanted to see just how long I could go without changing them at all. After about 20 consecutive shows I finally changed them just because I felt bad, not because they stopped doing what they needed to do! They stayed in tune, the tone was still bright and when I finally removed the set after all those shows I even noticed the string 'dents' on the fret side were not nearly as pronounced as previous strings that I would normally change after maybe two shows. I even had an old set in my case to prove it! I am completely sold on these strings, totally worth the money. Fantastic product and ITS ABOUT TIME!! :)

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        3.0

        Not terrible, but not worth the price.

        By ThatGuy

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Short Break-in Period
        • Stay In tune
        • Strong

        Cons

        • Chimey
        • Too Bright For Me

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts

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

        I've never been head over heals for D'addario, but I heard about the hype on these and figured that I'd give them a shot...as per usual with me, haha...I put them on my Jagmaster with a JB bridge before a show. I did my usual stretching/break-in with them, and they broke in faster than most strings that I have played, so that was a plus, but when I played them at the show, they were very bright and chimey....Too much so for my taste. Given, I really put them to the test and hammered them really hard, but they did not break, so that is another plus. I feel like these would be great for jazz/blues, Teles and Strats, but not for heavier rock. If you are looking for something strong, very bright, and need something that will break in ASAP, these are for you, but if you just want something that is fuller, has better tone, and can deal with an extra 10min break in period, look elsewhere. For what they are, I really don't think that they are worth double or even triple the price for what I pay for strings. Back to Dunlop for this guy.

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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

          Comment on this review

           
          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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              Ask me a question

              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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