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D'Addario NYXL1046 Light Electric Guitar Strings  

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Gauges (10-46).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 en... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Gauges (10-46).

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 NYXL1046 set is designed with the most popular string gauges for its ideal combination of flexibility and tone.

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
  • Offers an ideal combination of flexibility and tone: Plain Steel .010, .013, .017, Nickel Wound .026, .036, .046
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D'AddarioNYXL1046 Light Electric Guitar Strings
 
3.8

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses

Most Liked Positive Review

 

No Problems Here...

I put a set of these on my guitar on April 7th. It is now May 21st. They're still on there, and they STILL seem fresher than a brand new set of EXL110s....Read complete review

I put a set of these on my guitar on April 7th. It is now May 21st. They're still on there, and they STILL seem fresher than a brand new set of EXL110s. I'm in a touring band, and have played a LOT of gigs on these strings in the past weeks. Intentionally trying to see how long they'll last. I've had NO problems whatsoever. They stretched out in record time, and I rarely have to tune them. Your mileage may vary, but I'm gettin' the best mileage I ever got out of ANY strings. I've been doin' this thing for over 20 years now, and these are the best strings I've ever used. Wanted to hate them, because of their price, but they're actually saving me money, 'cause they last 6 times longer that what I usually get out of a set of strings. And counting. I haven't changed them YET...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Horrible Strings

I bought these strings along with a set of the new Ernie Ball M-Steel strings, and did a shootout on both my Strats and Les Paul guitars. These we're not even in the same...Read complete review

I bought these strings along with a set of the new Ernie Ball M-Steel strings, and did a shootout on both my Strats and Les Paul guitars. These we're not even in the same ballpark, and I actually found that my strings we're continuously slipping on both the E and B string. My experiences we're opposite of what Daddario claims in their advertisements. A night and day difference in tone, my band actually asked if my volume or amp settings changed when I switched back to the EB strings. Sorry Daddario, these are not for me.

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Horrible Strings

By brad tolliver

from Bozeman, MT

Comments about D'Addario NYXL1046 Light Electric Guitar Strings:

I bought these strings along with a set of the new Ernie Ball M-Steel strings, and did a shootout on both my Strats and Les Paul guitars. These we're not even in the same ballpark, and I actually found that my strings we're continuously slipping on both the E and B string. My experiences we're opposite of what Daddario claims in their advertisements. A night and day difference in tone, my band actually asked if my volume or amp settings changed when I switched back to the EB strings. Sorry Daddario, these are not for me.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Durability Problems

By Scudds

from Houston

Pros

  • Great marketing
  • Neat Barcode On The Pack
  • Pretty package

Cons

  • Can't Bend Further
  • Durability
  • Overpriced

Best Uses

  • Tom Berenger's Finger

Comments about D'Addario NYXL1046 Light Electric Guitar Strings:

I was disappointed with these strings. I bought 2 sets at GC about a week ago to try out on 2 of my Stats. I put the first set on and the high E (Eb actually, as I tune down a half step) string broke within a few days. I had to open the other set to replace it. he sound isn't any better than other non-premium strings in my opinion. After about a week of play the strings have already lost the new string feeling. I won't be buying these again. Especially when I can almost pay for 3 sets of my regulars (Ernie Ball Reg Slinky's) for the price of one pack of these

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No Problems Here...

By Brian Henneman

from Brian Henneman

Comments about D'Addario NYXL1046 Light Electric Guitar Strings:

I put a set of these on my guitar on April 7th. It is now May 21st. They're still on there, and they STILL seem fresher than a brand new set of EXL110s. I'm in a touring band, and have played a LOT of gigs on these strings in the past weeks. Intentionally trying to see how long they'll last. I've had NO problems whatsoever. They stretched out in record time, and I rarely have to tune them. Your mileage may vary, but I'm gettin' the best mileage I ever got out of ANY strings. I've been doin' this thing for over 20 years now, and these are the best strings I've ever used. Wanted to hate them, because of their price, but they're actually saving me money, 'cause they last 6 times longer that what I usually get out of a set of strings. And counting. I haven't changed them YET...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Guitar Strings!!!!

By Lead Guitarist of a rock band

from california

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Durable
  • Sound Clear
  • Sound Great
  • Stay in tone really long
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about D'Addario NYXL1046 Light Electric Guitar Strings:

    I use to use Ernie Ball Guitar strings for all my guitars, but one day I walked in Guitar center and I asked for something better, stronger, and louder. They recommended D'Addario, I also bend the strings a lot and they said that it was time to try this new brand. It comes in a packet of 6 (the whole set) and it makes it simpler to put on the strings because the end of the strings each have a different color and even says in the package where the string goes. It even comes with a sticker :) Anyways, after I tuned the strings and turned on the amp and played a good power chord, OMG was I blown away, it sounds really clear, louder, a lot stronger and more crunch, and they stay in tune for a long time (the strings have 131% more tuning stability), if you really hate tuning every time you play then these guitar strings are for you. Finally, yes you will pay around $12, but trust me it is totally worth it. These strings are a really high quality strings, if you love playing and love your guitar, let it feel a whole new level of freedom, confidence, and power.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    These strings will be purchased again

    By Pupwide

    from La Mesa ca

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario NYXL1046 Light Electric Guitar Strings:

      I just a guitarist trying to get better....I play a used Kramer 211 striker I bought from GC minus wammy bar D'addario is a great company because they stayed here instead of go overseas NYXL ...I give 5 stars for tone and playable.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Disappointed in this strings

      By Musicdude

      from Roseville, MI

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Consistent
        • Poor Tone Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario NYXL1046 Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          I have to agree with Brad Tolliver and Matt Goetz. I changed out the strings on my Epiphone Black Beauty 3 and put on these strings this past Sunday. They were highly recommended by my guitar tech. So on Sunday these sounded actually good; solid, strong, stayed in tune for them for the most part but I understand that these are new. Waited two days and tonight, these were awful. I spent more time re-tuning the strings than playing and i am not playing hard at all. Most of the songs that I play are the same ones that I play on my Taylor; Eagles, Bowie, America, Young, etc. I used a Snark tuner on the head, changed out the battery thinking it was going dead. After this didn't work, I pull out my old 24 year old, tried and true, Sabine tuner that I used on the road so many years ago. Still no good. I'd tune the guitar, play a song, and the Dmaj, Dmin, D7, Bmin, Bflatmin, just sounded awful after only a few bars. So again I would have to re-tune the G(3), B(2), E(1) strings and even the E(6) string would go out. I don't understand why this is happening but I guess I'll be changing out with another set this coming weekend.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Sound great.....When they are actually in tune.

          By Matt Goetz

          from KY

          Comments about D'Addario NYXL1046 Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          I've to got to agree with Brad on this one, these string just won't stay in tune at all on the B and high E strings, and that's just with normal playing, not any Gilmourish bends or anything of that sort. They seem to sound really good, its just a shame that they wont stay in tune.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great strings, but overpriced at $12/set

          By Neil Franks

          from Woodbridge, NJ

          Comments about D'Addario NYXL1046 Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          I'm surprised by the negative reviews from Brad Tolliver and Matt Goetz. They mentioned serious tuning issues, but my experience with these strings have been the complete opposite. I only need to stretch these strings three or four times after putting them on, and they are amazingly stable, even with extreme bends. The strings sound great, with a bit more midrange punch than typical round-wound nickel-plated steel string. Strength seems good, and although I don't play that hard and rarely break strings, I did purposely put these through some pretty heavy abuse and they took it like a champ. A month and around 60 hours of play later, they still feel and sound like brand new. These are definitely the longest-lasting non-coated strings I've ever tried. The only issue I have with these strings is the price. $11.99 for uncoated strings is just ridiculous. If they were $8 - $9 a set, these would replace my D'Addario balanced tension XL strings ($5.49 a set) as my "go-to" set.

           
          4.0

          expensive, but worth it

          By Adam

          from LA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario NYXL1046 Light Electric Guitar Strings:

              These strings are certainly expensive. However, I find that they are noticeably better sounding, easier to bend, and stay in tune better then my earnie ball slinkys

               
              5.0

              Always available awesome strings

              By Guitarzan

              from Miami 305!

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about D'Addario NYXL1046 Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                These strings are great. You can find them always available at the store which is great when in an emergency situation. Have a long life, very consistent from pack to pack, and have a great clear tone. Worth the extra change if you rely on them to sound great and stay in tune. I still play pure nickel strings on some guitars, special order, domestic, and European strings. They are all great strings as well, but these are just as good if not better and much easier acquire when you need them on a professional level.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I like them.

                By Young_Blood

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about D'Addario NYXL1046 Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                    I really like these strings. I just recently got my electric and these strings were recommended. I definitely like them and would recommend them. Keep in mind though, that these are the first strings I have bought for my electric so I can't speak for any other strings.

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good stuff!

                    By Heath

                    from Taylors, SC

                    Site Member

                    Comments about D'Addario NYXL1046 Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                    These strings are well made, and as long as you pre-stretch them like you're supposed to with any string, they'll treat you right. The best part about them is they are made in the good ole USA, which I will go out of my way to support.

                     
                    5.0

                    My New Favorite Set

                    By Dillion Eberle

                    from Sioux Falls, SD

                    Comments about D'Addario NYXL1046 Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                    I usually like to have heavier strings. I usually have my guitars tuned down a half step, and love drop d tuning putting my guitar into c# most of the time. I was hesitant to use 10's but when I put them on it was like magic. On the top strings I can bend up almost 5 steps and return back with my strings still in tune, and that was only an hour after putting them on. No matter how hard I play the strings settle back in tune and haven't broken yet. Other people with tuning issues must have issues with set up, because I only have to tune when my guitar is exposed to temperature change. My strings have been on for over a month and will probably last for another month at least. 10/10 would recommend.

                     
                    5.0

                    Best strings EVER!

                    By David

                    from Chicago Illinois

                    Comments about D'Addario NYXL1046 Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                    The most pure tone ever, they stay in tune so perfectly (i didn't even stretch them out when i first got them), and they sound great in a recording session. these are perfect for ALL genres (from my personal favorites) Metal, Ambient, Blues, ROck. i would HIGHLY recommend anyone to try these stings. but make sure to get the right gauge string to go with your set up of your guitar! don't forget that, that is very in important!

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