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D'Addario XS Nickel Electric Guitar Strings 09 - 42

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Nickel-plated steel electric guitar strings with protective coating for a natural feel with extended life

D'Addario XS electric guitar strings offer the longest life of any set in the lineup. Protected with an impossibly thin coating, XS strings last up to five times longer than uncoated strings. Made with high-carbon steel, they're stronger and stay in tune longer, too. If you're due for a string change, change things up with XS—available now at Musician's Friend.

D'Addario XS strings are coated to last longer

XS strings are coated with a microscopically thin film—10 times thinner than a human hair—to seal each set from corrosion without choking the tone. They offer smooth, fast play without the finger noise associated with uncoated strings. Depending on your playing style and schedule, XS electrics can last up to five times longer than uncoated strings. You heard right—five times.

They're stronger than standard strings

For years, D'Addario NYXL strings have been a favorite for casual players to touring pros. Made of nickel-plated high-carbon steel, they are stronger than standard strings. Even when bending two whole steps, they're less than 75% of their breaking point. XS strings use the exact same wire, but adds the protective coating.

XS strings are made to cut through the mix

D'Addario engineered XS strings to produce a bright, crunchy tone with a pleasant and pronounced midrange bump. They accentuate everything in the 1kHz to 3.5kHz range, letting guitar tracks sit perfectly in the mix. The unique alloy magnetizes these strings more strongly, allowing your pickups to deliver an overall higher output.

D'Addario XS electrics stay in tune

Guitar strings transfer vibrations to the body at the bridge, making the ball end and its wire wrap an essential part of the tonal and tuning equation. D'Addario uses its Fusion Twist system on XS electrics to prevent slack in the wrap from detuning the string. Plus, the proprietary coating reduces friction at the bridge and nut for additional stability.


  • Coated with an impossibly thin film for long life
  • Made with nickel-plated high-carbon steel to resist breakage
  • Higher output alloys make guitars stand out in the mix
  • Fusion Twist and proprietary coating enhance tuning stability

If you want strings that last, choose XS.


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