New strings

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  1. UFO1965

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    AC1F722E-6C5E-436F-8153-D00AF907FC16.jpeg I’m giving the Strat a good cleaning complete with new strings. Has anyone tried these D’addario’s before, if so let me know your feelings.
     

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    kdines Strat-Talk Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Hhmmhh - not quite. I have used NYXL 10/46s a lot but not your ‘balanced tension’ set. Anyway, I like my normal ones - they have a definite ‘elastic’ feel to me that I really like - difficult to put into words!
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I tried a set, and could not tell any difference from the regular XL110's I've been using for over 30 years. Except that the NYXL's cost more than twice the price.

    This is JMO.
     
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    They were a bit pricey. A buddy of mine raved about the flexibility of the strings on his Strat, figured I would give them a try. I took off Ernie Ball Super Slinky that I really liked but they had done their time.
     
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    I prefer unbalanced tension. I find it to be more tense somehow.
     
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    gjohnson441496 Senior Stratmaster

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    I tried them. I thought they were alright but they were a bit stiff. Tone dropped a bit too soon as well. I bought two 3 pack sets and after that I decided $12.00 was too much to pay for strings that die so soon. I'm sticking with Fender strings.
     
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    I like rebalanced tension. It adds a bit of looseness.
     
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    Yes I have. The regular NYXLs are what I use on normal scale length necks. They have a little more bite than regular XLs and most importantly, last a good 3x as long as regular strings. "Balanced tension" is good for short scale guitars, it keeps the low strings from flopping around so much.
     
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    NYXL

    New York Extra Lucre :D

    Some day, MAYBE
     
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    Thanks for the feedback.. I have been playing for the last hour or so,really enjoying them .
     
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    Thanks for the feedback.. I have been playing for the last hour or so,really enjoying them .
     
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    Tried them. Found nothing special about them. Only difference was the high price and fancy packaging. Reasonable EB, GHS or D.'Addario does the same job for me.
     
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    I’ve tried those and the regular dadds in balanced tension and did not like them at all. Felt really odd after standard tension sets for 25 years. Also found NYXL sets very stiff compared to regular dadd set. I play 10.5-48 on Strats.
     
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    All I know is since I started using the NYXL’s a month or two ago, I’ve not broken a single string. Before I was breaking the high E if I looked at it wrong. One night I broke two (any other brand) in 30 minutes.

    Also, I’ve been able to go up a gauge on some of my guitars from 9’s to 10’s and it feels no stiffer to me. So I’m sticking with the NYXL’s. :thumb:
     
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    I tried them when they first came out and they definitely last longer than regular XL's but as already mentioned they felt stiffer and the feel didn't work for me and I went back to using the XL's.
     
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    Love NYXL, for me the tone lasts a long time, and they dont break, i had recently switched to try Ernie Ball Customs .95 and well 2 x high E string snapped so back to NYXL
     
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    Since mid 70's have not used any other strings than Daddario. Never had a Daddario set with faulty strings. 9 months ago bought NYXLs and put them on the PRS guitar I use 3 hours a day. They have lost some part of brilliance, otherwise still working really well regarding their age. Have had some short and vague thoughts about changing them in the future.:whistling: Not this week, maybe next . . . hmmm year or so
     
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    PCollen Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I've used the EXL110BT strings, but not the NYXLBT 10's. The string gauges are the same for each and so I assume that the tensions may be the same as well. I can't justify the price difference.

    Here is some comparative info for the EXL110 vs. EXL110BT sets. The main difference, as can be seen, is with the A and D strings.

    https://www.soundunlimited.co.uk/blogs/articles/d_addario_exl110bt_vs_exl110
     
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    What are you using as a pick? A bowie knife?
     
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