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D'Addario NYXL0942 Super Light Electric Guitar Strings   

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Gauges 9-11-16-24-32-42D'Addario NYXL guitar strings will bend farther, sing louder, and stay in tune better than other strings. Envisioned, perfecte...Read More

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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
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (12)
  • Well built / quality (10)
  • Consistent (9)
  • Long life (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (9)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Simply Amazing

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...Read complete review

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Strings slip out of floyd and break

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...Read complete review

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.

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1.0

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

By 

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.

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    5.0

    Expensive...but.....

    By 

    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.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      nice strings

      By 

      from Pfafftown, NC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        Perfect for Ibanez RG series.

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        5.0

        WOW...

        By 

        from Winchester, Tn.

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Tuff

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

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

        One word...AWESOME!

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        5.0

        Really Great Strings

        By 

        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.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          By far the best

          By 

          from Dumont, NJ

          About Me Professional Musician

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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.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            NYXL raves are no stretch

            By 

            from San Antonio, TX

            About Me Experienced

            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!

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Strings slip out of floyd and break

              By 

              from Boston

              About Me Experienced

              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.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Frickin' great

                By 

                from San Francisco , ca

                About Me Experienced

                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.

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My next string.

                  By 

                  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.

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