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Electro-Harmonix NIC10 Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings   

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Gauges: .010, .013, .017, .026w, .036w, .046wElectro-Harmonix strings have a unique hexagonal core and winding pitch that provide more turns of wire ...Read More

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Gauges: .010, .013, .017, .026w, .036w, .046w
Electro-Harmonix strings have a unique hexagonal core and winding pitch that provide more turns of wire around the core. The result: a fatter sound and sparkling highs in keeping with Electro-Harmonix's tradition of great tone.

With a singing tone, harmonic balance, and lightning-fast playability, these strings allow you to capture every nuance of your playing style. So whether you're in the studio or on the stage you can count on Electro-Harmonix strings to deliver the clean, responsive sound you've always wanted. Breathe a new fire and power into your axe!

The sweetest-sounding, nickel wound strings ever made!


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Electro-HarmonixNIC10 Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Concerts (4)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great tone, stays in tune

I've tried many strings over the years and I have to say I love these. Great tone, and quality. I've skimmed over a few of the other reviews and I suspect the problems...Read complete review

I've tried many strings over the years and I have to say I love these. Great tone, and quality. I've skimmed over a few of the other reviews and I suspect the problems they are having are human error or hardware problems (poor quality tuners ect). I recommend these to beginners and professionals alike.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worst strings I have ever used

I'm extremely unhappy with these strings. I have been an exclusive D'Addario user for 25 years. I purchased these as a last minute backup set just to try something new. First off I...Read complete review

I'm extremely unhappy with these strings. I have been an exclusive D'Addario user for 25 years. I purchased these as a last minute backup set just to try something new. First off I use .010 on my Les Paul. These strings feel like a .009 and the tone was thin and had little punch or bite. But the worst problem is they won't stay in tune. I used them at two gigs thinking maybe they needed to stretch out. But various strings continued to go out of tune on every song. I had to tune after EVERY song. Total waste of money. I wouldn't even recommend these as an emergency set or practice set.

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5.0

These are some great feeling and sounding strings!

By Matt B

from Ottawa , Ohio

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Electro-Harmonix NIC10 Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings:

    I like the 10s. But I'm sure they are all good.

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    5.0

    Very Awesome Strings

    By Private

    from America

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Electro-Harmonix NIC10 Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings:

      I put the EH strings on a 24 fret guitar with a Mexican Ebony fret board. The EH strings transferred that guitar from my worst guitar to my best playing guitar. The EH strings are very easy to bend and have a great sounding, unique tone. The EH strings remind me of the great feeling, great sounding guitar strings my older brother used back in the day and are better than strings costing 3 or 4 times as much.

      If you have played Mexican Ebony fret boards, then you know that they are sticky and tactful. String cleaners, sprays, fret board cleaners/conditioners, or expensive electric guitar strings will not work in increasing the playability or to smooth out a Mexican Ebony fret board. These EH strings glides easily over the fret board and frets. I decided to keep the guitar as a result of the EH strings.

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      5.0

      Great value

      By Dino

      from East coast

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Electro-Harmonix NIC10 Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          Great value in a nickel string. Very stretchy. A good change from EB.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great tone, stays in tune

          By Fist O' Music

          from Alberta

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix NIC10 Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings:

            I've tried many strings over the years and I have to say I love these. Great tone, and quality. I've skimmed over a few of the other reviews and I suspect the problems they are having are human error or hardware problems (poor quality tuners ect). I recommend these to beginners and professionals alike.

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            5.0

            Great feeling and sounding strings

            By JDub

            from Virginia

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Great Feeling Strings
            • Long Life

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Exclusive

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix NIC10 Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings:

            I love the feel of these strings. The tone is exactly how I like. My sound is more dynamic than before. Contrary to other reviews, they DO stay in tune (check your intonation and guitar setup in general) and they DO last a long time. I'm not a fan of strings that have windings that work against you. These strings have just the right amount of smoothness and brightness. Bright, but not annoying.

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Just Strings

            By Bluse Man Rick

            from Beaufort, SC

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Not Consistent

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Electro-Harmonix NIC10 Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings:

            This was the first time that I tried these strings and more than likely will not buy them again. They feel like EB slinky strings. Nice tone and low string noise but they do not stay in tune. I was unhappy when I first put them on because they are 10s that feel, play and sound like 9s!! The string gauge are the same as 9s but they claim to be 10s! Bottom line if you play 9s than these 10s are for you!!

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            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Worst strings I have ever used

            By rockin2013

            from league city texas

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Consistent
              • Not True To Gauge
              • Poor Tone Quality
              • Won't Stay In Tune

              Best Uses

                Comments about Electro-Harmonix NIC10 Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                I'm extremely unhappy with these strings. I have been an exclusive D'Addario user for 25 years. I purchased these as a last minute backup set just to try something new. First off I use .010 on my Les Paul. These strings feel like a .009 and the tone was thin and had little punch or bite. But the worst problem is they won't stay in tune. I used them at two gigs thinking maybe they needed to stretch out. But various strings continued to go out of tune on every song. I had to tune after EVERY song. Total waste of money. I wouldn't even recommend these as an emergency set or practice set.

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                5.0

                Great Strings

                By Greg123

                from Florida

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix NIC10 Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I went back and forth mainly between Ernie Ball, D'Addario, Elixir and some others for the last several years and I think I will stick with these for now. The tone seems to be close to perfect and the feel for bending is very nice as well. They last about the same as regular non-coated strings.

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                  (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Rust in a day?

                  By Worm Food Express

                  from Dallas, TX

                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix NIC10 Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I've come to accept that my hand sweat must contain pure acid, I go through my favorite strings (Dean Markley Vintage) in about a week. I was recommended EH strings so I bought 3 sets to try. They're OK when first put on but after literally a day all of the sets rusted up on the high strings (I've been playing about 6 hours a day lately). One set I put some Ax Wax oil on in hopes of making them last longer, I think it actually made them rust faster. Even if the strings didn't rust so fast I don't find much unique here, I'd probably put these up against Elixir for tone and feel, though the Elixirs lasted me at least a month. Will be going back to the Dean Markley Vintage '73s.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Les Paul Strings

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Electro-Harmonix NIC10 Nickel Wound Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I play a '72 Les Paul Custom. Before I bought the Les Paul, I played other various guitars on which I used Super Slinkies. The first time I changed the strings on the Les Paul I replaced with Super Slinkies. I was abhored! My great playing & sounding Les Paul didn't play or sound as great anymore! I called the vintage guitar dealer to find out what kind of strings were on the Les Paul when I bought it. He immediately said Electro-Harmonix because that's the ONLY kind of strings he puts on his Les Pauls. I have to agree. Electro-Harmonix is the only kind of strings I'll ever put on my Les Paul. The 10's sound like 10's but feel like 9's. Great strings!

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