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D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings 

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Re-engineered to be stronger for enhanced output.

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D'Addario NYXL guitar strings will bend farther, sing louder, and stay in tune better than 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 NYXL0942 set is designed for maximum flexibility.

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
  • Environmentally friendly, corrosion-resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh

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D'AddarioNYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (18)
  • Well built / quality (15)
  • Consistent (14)
  • Long life (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (10)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

NYXL raves are no stretch

D-Addario has taken a leap forward with the introduction of its NYXL strings. I use the Super Lights and could not be more impressed with their strength and ability to bend while staying in...Read complete review

D-Addario has taken a leap forward with the introduction of its NYXL strings. I use the Super Lights and could not be more impressed with their strength and ability to bend while staying in tune. It's also a string with the ability to sound delicate, but by no means is it a delicate string. Bravo, D-Addario!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Unfortunately....Disappointed

Before purchasing, I read reviews here and at other sources. With all the hype surrounding the NYXL's, I would read how some people would have the high E break on them. I would...Read complete review

Before purchasing, I read reviews here and at other sources. With all the hype surrounding the NYXL's, I would read how some people would have the high E break on them. I would think that maybe they had a burr on their bridge and didn't realize it. Since I keep my guitar in top performance condition at all times, I figured I wouldn't have this problem. After visiting D'Addarios NYXL site, I figured I would spend the extra cash and give them a try.
I had used D'Addarios for almost 20 years constantly. The past few years I noticed the EXL's seemed to tarnish very quickly and go dead in short order. I figured maybe it was an issue with whoever supplied them with their wire stock. So I switched to Dunlops and have been VERY happy with their tone, feel and longevity. So I started to string up my axe with the new NYXL's and what's the first thing that happens? SNAP!! The high E string breaks right at my Floyd bridge. I thought, "Well, here we go!" So much for the claim that they are "stronger". I had plenty of winds on the post to pull it down and restring it. After restringing my guitar, I noticed NO difference in stretch in time. In fact, the Dunlops I use stretch in and settle into tune much quicker. So that claim is bogus in my opinion. Now they did feel great at first. But no better than the Dunlops. The NYXL's tone was just a touch more pronounced in the high end, but that died rather quickly. Long lasting tone? Nope. After only 1 day of playing them, I noticed that very familiar tarnished metal smell that I got before with the regular EXL's. Another day later, after playing, black tarnish on my fingers. Very disappointing.
I really wanted to like these strings since I used to be such a longtime user of D'Addarios. But unfortunately, these have the same problem with tarnishing and losing tone quickly. So back to Dunlops it is for me. They feel great. Hold their tone and tuning better. Bend easily and last MUCH longer than the NYXL's.

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(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply Amazing

By Dr. Mumbo

from Wandering between NY & NC

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

    NYXL Strings are so different from traditional strings - one can hear and feel the difference as soon as your guitar is strung up. Words simply do not work; you have to experience these strings to truly appreciate what D'Addario has accomplished. These are the strongest electric guitar strings I have ever used (50+ years). Better yet, they settle to pitch faster and hold pitch better than any other string out there. Add to the aforementioned that these strings have a higher output than other stings, then the only conclusion that can be reached is that NYXL strings are something to be reckoned with. I do not know how you did it, D'Addario, but thank you for producing the first truly innovative change in electric guitar strings since the 1960's.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Unfortunately....Disappointed

    By Skid

    from Central Florida

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        Before purchasing, I read reviews here and at other sources. With all the hype surrounding the NYXL's, I would read how some people would have the high E break on them. I would think that maybe they had a burr on their bridge and didn't realize it. Since I keep my guitar in top performance condition at all times, I figured I wouldn't have this problem. After visiting D'Addarios NYXL site, I figured I would spend the extra cash and give them a try.
        I had used D'Addarios for almost 20 years constantly. The past few years I noticed the EXL's seemed to tarnish very quickly and go dead in short order. I figured maybe it was an issue with whoever supplied them with their wire stock. So I switched to Dunlops and have been VERY happy with their tone, feel and longevity. So I started to string up my axe with the new NYXL's and what's the first thing that happens? SNAP!! The high E string breaks right at my Floyd bridge. I thought, "Well, here we go!" So much for the claim that they are "stronger". I had plenty of winds on the post to pull it down and restring it. After restringing my guitar, I noticed NO difference in stretch in time. In fact, the Dunlops I use stretch in and settle into tune much quicker. So that claim is bogus in my opinion. Now they did feel great at first. But no better than the Dunlops. The NYXL's tone was just a touch more pronounced in the high end, but that died rather quickly. Long lasting tone? Nope. After only 1 day of playing them, I noticed that very familiar tarnished metal smell that I got before with the regular EXL's. Another day later, after playing, black tarnish on my fingers. Very disappointing.
        I really wanted to like these strings since I used to be such a longtime user of D'Addarios. But unfortunately, these have the same problem with tarnishing and losing tone quickly. So back to Dunlops it is for me. They feel great. Hold their tone and tuning better. Bend easily and last MUCH longer than the NYXL's.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        I would not buy these again

        By Odie251

        from Texas

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

            These just had a tone I didn't like. Some may like it, but I prefer the traditional tone I am used to. They have a mid range punch that you have to like. I didn't. Plain old EXL120's just sound right to me. That being said, there was nothing wrong with the quality of the strings. They also felt like they had more tension than the EXL120's even though they spec out at the same string tension. So being old school, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. There's a reason the EXL120's sound good.

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Waste of money and time. Don't believe the hype.

            By M C Callahan

            from Molalla, Oregon

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Not Consistent

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

              I am admittedly a heavy-handed country player. I had heard that these strings were excellent for benders like myself, and I was looking to try some different strings. I was sorely disappointed from the minute I put them on. I couldn't get them into tune initially, and they felt super flimsy. I was afraid to strum as hard as I usually do, so I played differently and didn't really enjoy the gig. I think these might be better for Gibson or PRS players; a Fender (Strat & Tele) just doesn't seem like a good fit. Never again.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Expensive...but.....

              By Dale

              from Hillsborough N.J.

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gigging Musician

                Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                I like these strings, I haven't had any breakage, and they seem to last much longer from a tonal standpoint than other strings. The only downside is that they're expensive.

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                By far the best

                By cal

                from Dumont, nj

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I received a set from D'Addario as a test, I put them on my 2010 Firebird V, i'm hooked, i've been using GHS super lights for 40+ years,

                  I'm now ordering these NYXL's by the 10 pack.
                  Awesome stings, wish they were around years ago.

                  Try them and see for yourself.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  NYXL raves are no stretch

                  By Wolfgang

                  from San Antonio, TX

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                  Pros

                  • Bending
                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong
                  • Too Early To Assess Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                    D-Addario has taken a leap forward with the introduction of its NYXL strings. I use the Super Lights and could not be more impressed with their strength and ability to bend while staying in tune. It's also a string with the ability to sound delicate, but by no means is it a delicate string. Bravo, D-Addario!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    D'Addario's of course...

                    By steveclark5150

                    from TN

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                        Bright, good tone. I recommend - lots of good strings out there - this is one of them!

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        I will buy this again

                        By Larry

                        from Nashville, Tennessee

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                        • Too Expensive

                        Best Uses

                        • Gigging

                        Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                        Holds up under extensive bending without breaking. Retains brightness longer than regular strings.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Really Great Strings

                        By Tanuki Shady

                        from Orange County, CA

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                          These strings are so good I just had to help promote them to others so they will remain in production and continue to be available. They are clearer, seem to hold intonation better, and are more elastic than standard D'Adarrio strings, yet they have no less warmth, or fatness, of tone. More costly for now, but I won't go back to EXL110s, even though I have almost twenty sets of them I thought I would be using. They are great strings, too, but these are obviously better to me.

                          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Strings slip out of floyd and break

                          By HGC

                          from Boston

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                          Pros

                          • Good Tone

                          Cons

                          • Breaks Easy
                          • Not Consistent

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                            I bought three set of these strings to try out. So far I have only tried them on one guitar that has a floyd rose bridge. I had previously been using the standard EXL120s for many years. It was very difficult getting the high e and b string to stay in the floyd bridge without slipping out. Eventually I ended up having to use sandpaper to rough up the tip of the string. Then, when stretching the strings, the high e string broke around the 3rd fret of the guitar. Note this was not at the bridge or the nut. So, I had to open a second set and use it's high e string, which also slipped out of the floyd without using sandpaper on the end. They now have about 5 hours of playing time on them and the new e string hasn't broken yet. The sound is good, but doesn't seem radically better than the EXL120s I had been using. I would recommend sticking to the EXL120 if that's what you've been using before these came out.

                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Frickin' great

                            By Dr.Mezmo

                            from San Francisco , ca

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                              I got these for test market research and could tell the difference in tone immediately. I used regular xl's and put them on my epiphone '56 goldtopi just bough the guitar and wasn't sure about it but I put these strings on and fell in love with my new guitar. Stat in tune even when I abuse the bigsby. I need to buy more sets so maybe I will play my other guitars.

                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              My next string.

                              By Medicman77

                              from Hendersonville, NC

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Good Tone
                              • Long Life
                              • Strong

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Concerts
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                                From The second I put them one I was impressed. These strings will probably be the only strings I use on my electric guitars. I love the feel and the sound is incredible.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Awesome Strings

                                By Dr. Beat

                                from Florida

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                                Pros

                                • Good Tone
                                • Long Life
                                • Strong

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                                  I use this brand of strings on all my guitars. They cost a little more than others, but the quality is better than most others. I would recommend these strings to anyone who plays guitar.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  great product a very stable set of strings

                                  By TD

                                  from dallas tx

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                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Good Tone
                                  • Strong

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                                      very stable set of strings
                                      I use these on my fender strat

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      I'll buy this again, I guess.

                                      By Larry

                                      from Nashville, Tennessee

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                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Good Tone
                                      • Strong

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Backup
                                        • Practicing

                                        Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                                        They're kind of expensive especially when you have to change weekly. If you're outside or under hot stage light, they don't last much longer than slinkies.

                                        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        nice strings

                                        By guitargreg55

                                        from Pfafftown, NC

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                                        Pros

                                        • Good Tone
                                        • Strong

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Concerts
                                          • Practicing

                                          Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                                          Perfect for Ibanez RG series.

                                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          WOW...

                                          By Big Dee

                                          from Winchester, Tn.

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                                          Pros

                                          • Tuff

                                          Cons

                                          • None

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Concerts

                                          Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                                          One word...AWESOME!

                                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          best ever

                                          By scotty

                                          from san pablo,ca

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                          • A Little Spendy

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Practicing

                                          Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                                          best stings I've tried yet.was using colbalts,these sound better and last so much longer.also feel like butter.love these strings!

                                          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          These rule!

                                          By Tulsarockerftw

                                          from Tulsa

                                          About Me Professional Musician

                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent
                                          • Good Tone
                                          • Long Life
                                          • Strong

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Concerts

                                            Comments about D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                                            I have used D'Addario XL's forever because they are the best. These NYXL's are my new choice in strings, they deliver the crunch & the power of the riff even better.I test marketed a set of these, & they have been on my SG through lots of hours of playing & gigging for close to 3 months!I'm gonna keep them on as an experiment unitl I break one or they lose their tone.Glad they are available to the buying public. Try 'em, you'll like 'em.

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