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D'Addario NYXL1149 Medium Electric Guitar Strings

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The NYXL Nickel Wound Medium guitar strings come in gauges 11-49.D'Addario NYXL guitar strings will bend farther, sing louder, and stay in tune bette...Click To Read More About This Product

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Re-engineered to be stronger for enhanced output.

The NYXL Nickel Wound Medium guitar strings come in gauges 11-49.

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 NYXL1149 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
  • Wound strings contain enhanced mid-range frequency response in the 1-3.5kHz range - boosting presence and crunch

Refresh your sound with these D'Addario strings. Order today!

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D'AddarioNYXL1149 Medium Electric Guitar Strings
 
3.9

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great strings!

I really like these strings a lot. I have only been using Elixir Nanowebs on all of my guitars for years but after trying these I think I am going to use both brands...Read complete review

I really like these strings a lot. I have only been using Elixir Nanowebs on all of my guitars for years but after trying these I think I am going to use both brands from now on and on different guitars. The Elixirs are all around great strings for everything but these strings have just a little more brightness and pop. Also, these strings stay in tune super well. My Elixirs stay in tune really good too but I only had to tweak these one or two times and they stayed in perfect tune for two hours of straight hard playing brand new out of the package. The 11's on these feel a little big for some reason but nothing you can't adapt to if you have strong fingers. If you have a darker sounding guitar and you want a little more of a throaty sound, get these, they are worth the price!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Mixed Emotions

Bought a set, but when i put them on the high e broke due to a factory defect. The product number was on the bag (yes the garbage the strings are wrapped in)...Read complete review

Bought a set, but when i put them on the high e broke due to a factory defect. The product number was on the bag (yes the garbage the strings are wrapped in) so i couldn't get a replacement from the company. Disappointing, but probably a good string.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Mixed Emotions

By danielm.baker

from Mount Vernon, WA

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Breaks Easy
  • Not Consistent

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about D'Addario NYXL1149 Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

Bought a set, but when i put them on the high e broke due to a factory defect. The product number was on the bag (yes the garbage the strings are wrapped in) so i couldn't get a replacement from the company. Disappointing, but probably a good string.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My new string of choice

By Lemuel Connell

from Nashville, TN

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario NYXL1149 Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

      When I picked these up at a local shop, the guy told me they are the same tone as the regular XL's just stronger. I think not, I think they had a brighter tone to them (which I love on my Jag). They did have a different feel to them as well, a good one. They felt stronger, but weren't too stiff. Get them, try them, love them.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Good Strings

      By NJ Guitarist

      from NJ

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      Comments about D'Addario NYXL1149 Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

      Been using these strings for a few weeks now and find them to perform well and they sound equally as good as EB RPS11's. I don't see or feel any difference between the two as I've switched from RPS11's to these for a trial. If the price was the same I might switch but with no difference between them, I'll choose 2 packs of RPS11's for the price of 1 NYXL and still have a buck left over. I saw the string bending demo from NYXL and was impressed. That is an extreme test. However, I've never broken RPS11's from string bending and never had to retune them after bending either. I just don't see any reason to pay the extra price. The softness or ability to bend either of these types of strings also seems the same to me. 11-48(or 49) is a thick set of strings and as thick a string as I will ever use.

       
      5.0

      these strings last along time and they have a warm tone

      By dj

      from reno, nv

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about D'Addario NYXL1149 Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

        sometimes these are hard to find at GC nice to have an online option

         
        5.0

        Theyyyyrrre Grrrreat

        By Doctorrockso

        from USA

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario NYXL1149 Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

            Great string, lasts forever, holds in tune, not too stiff no matter how heavy the gauge.

             
            4.0

            Great strings!

            By aaron

            from Cleveland, Ohio

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            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario NYXL1149 Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

              I really like these strings a lot. I have only been using Elixir Nanowebs on all of my guitars for years but after trying these I think I am going to use both brands from now on and on different guitars. The Elixirs are all around great strings for everything but these strings have just a little more brightness and pop. Also, these strings stay in tune super well. My Elixirs stay in tune really good too but I only had to tweak these one or two times and they stayed in perfect tune for two hours of straight hard playing brand new out of the package. The 11's on these feel a little big for some reason but nothing you can't adapt to if you have strong fingers. If you have a darker sounding guitar and you want a little more of a throaty sound, get these, they are worth the price!

               
              5.0

              NYXL's Are they as good as they say?

              By Jim

              from Nashville, TN

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about D'Addario NYXL1149 Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                  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.

                  (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Not worth the hype at all

                  By Harry

                  from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Horrible Life
                    • Poor Tone Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about D'Addario NYXL1149 Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                      These strings are dead within 2 days of me playing. Basically by the time they are finally stretched into tune they feel corroded. The "crunch" they talk about just means the tone on any clean setting is disgustingly muddy. I'm going home to put back on my elixirs. They're worth the extra any day. They last literally 5 times longer and sound beautifully clear.

                      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      Not worth the price

                      By Ross

                      from Denver, CO

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                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Expensive
                        • Rusts Quickly

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about D'Addario NYXL1149 Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                          If these are any different from standard strings, the difference is small. I didn't notice any increased volume or tuning stability when compared to standard strings and they're more than double the cost of most regular nickelwound sets. In addition to this, they also rust more quickly than nickelwound strings. I put these on my guitar about 2 weeks ago and already the treble strings are starting to rust. I'll be excited when I have standard strings back on my guitar again.

                           
                          4.0

                          So far, so good!

                          By ThreefoldTheory

                          from Huntington, WV

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                          Pros

                          • Good Tone
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                          • Pricey

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about D'Addario NYXL1149 Medium Electric Guitar Strings:

                            Decided to give these a try even though I had a bad experience with Ernie Ball Cobalts (they turned to straight up rust after one gig). As advertised, they did do a better job of staying in tune from the get go, although I did still have to adjust tuning throughout the show. Used an 11-49 set on my Epiphone Dot, and they didn't feel 'heavier' than a regular set of the same gauge as other users have reported. Had a brighter tone than other strings I normally use (Ernie Ball Slinkys, GHS Boomers, etc.). The real test will come when I play the guitar again after a beer and sweat-soaked weekend of gigs...lol

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