D'Addario NYXL

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by TEXINGA, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. TEXINGA

    TEXINGA Squier-Nut

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    Dec 7, 2018
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    Good day all, a friend of mine gave me a pack of D'Addario NYXL11-49's.

    I use 11-49's but never tried this brand and type. I am not going to use them until I need them but I looked them up on the internet and see they sell for $12.00 and $15.00 a pack.

    I am used to purchasing Fender strings and paying about $7.00 and happy with the sound.

    Any thoughts and has anyone used this?

    Thanks


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  2. Stratlover84

    Stratlover84 Squier-Nut

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    Supposedly they last longer and sound better... I don't spend that much on strings unless they are Elixir Nanowebs for my acoustics.

    Normal $4 D'Addario sets are just fine for me. Although 11's are a bit thick for my taste (9-42 here).
     
  3. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

    Dec 18, 2009
    Fort Morgan, CO
    I got a set with a guitar I bought. I put them on one of my Strats and they sound good, but I'm not sure if they sound any better than the no-name strings I buy in bulk for $1.18 a set. ;)
     
  4. kjmac

    kjmac Squier-Nut

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    I went through a phase where I was using Elixir and Cleartone strings exclusively and I just about went to the poor house buying strings. Now I buy Ernie Ball Slinkys when they are on sale 2 sets for $40.00 and I'm just as happy as before. I just have more money left over for mods.
     
  5. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Squier-Nut

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    What am I missing? I've gotten EB Slinkys @ 3 sets for $9.99.
     
  6. Ace38

    Ace38 Squier-holic

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    Im on the D'Addario players club program, where you buy product, enter your code and earn points towards merchandise. I earned enough points to redeem for a set of NYXL's. Maybe I need to play the guitar I put them on a bit more, but so far I can't tell a damn bit of difference between them and the regular D'Addario's I use.
     
  7. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Squier-Nut

    They are closer to $10 at the local GC. They do sound good, and last forever on short scale (Gibson) necks. On the Fenders, they seem to last a little longer than the EXL's, but not long enough to justify the price.
    The Les Pauls love these things, just in case you know anybody who'se stuck with one of those.
     
  8. brians

    brians Squier-Nut

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    Dds for me don't work at all. On my acoustics and electrics, they lose colour very quickly, Ernie ball strings stay bright and shiny, maybe it's just me , but I won't buy dds again.

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  9. Tundrawalker00

    Tundrawalker00 Squier Talker

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    I like the 9s and 10s I've tried of NYXL. Just a little different feel and sound from the XL D'Adds. To my hands it almost feels like a little less string tension. Tuning stability is excellent. I'm back and forth in my preference between 9s and 10s (and yes, I tried 9.5s) and the NYXL 10s are very pleasing to me.
     
  10. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

    Dec 21, 2018
    Europe
    What is also interesting with that program imho is that they collect old strings in order to recycle them. To my knowledge, they only do this in the USA/North America though. I wish they would expand it.
     
  11. Biddlin

    Biddlin Squier-Meister

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    I switched from Ernie Ball about 2 years ago and have been very pleased with their longevity, feel and tone. No rubbery chemical feel like some coated strings.
    I use the 9-42s on my Gibsons. I think they are worth the money.
     
  12. Biddlin

    Biddlin Squier-Meister

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    I get almost twice as much life out of them. 40-50 hrs as opposed to 20-25hrs.
     
  13. Bassman96

    Bassman96 Squier-holic

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    I've been a GHS Boomers guy for decades with my basses and I used them on my guitars when I had them. I think it might be time to branch out and try some different brands.
     
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  14. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

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  15. TEXINGA

    TEXINGA Squier-Nut

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    Is this a good price or can you get them for a better price?

    Thanks for your input.

    https://www.americanmusical.com/Item--i-DAD-NYXL11493P
     
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  16. LDS714

    LDS714 Squier-Meister

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    I'm guessing the OP is talking about bass strings.
     
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  17. brians

    brians Squier-Nut

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    Same, on my acoustics ,EB Earthwoods.

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  18. offsetj

    offsetj Squier Talker

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    Jun 5, 2019
    Indianapolis, IN
    Totally agree on the short scale. I have NYXL 11s on my SG and they sound and feel great. Just the right crispness and good feel. I’ve never tried them on a Strat or Tele, where I play 10s, but I can’t imagine it wouldn’t be good.
     
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  19. kjmac

    kjmac Squier-Nut

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    Sorry for the typo. I meant 12 sets for 40.00.
     
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  20. corn

    corn Squier-holic

    Feb 27, 2013
    San Diego
    I was at a swap meet and a guy was selling 10 packs of them for $10 I bought 3- 10 packs . I never tried them before that but now I will probably put them on all my own keeper guitars :)
     
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