Review: The D’addario NYXL Story (by Eric Lacovara)
As guitarists we all have choices on what strings we decide to get behind and support when it comes to our prized possessions. And every so often a manufacturer comes along with a new design that grabs our attention.
If someone told you that you can still have that great flexibility and tonal performance with a longer lasting, stronger string, would you be all ears?
Well, the New York based string manufacturer D’addario has come up with such a string line.
Launched under the NYXL moniker, this line of strings will bend farther, sing louder, and stay in tune better than any electric string you have experienced before. 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 up to 131% greater tuning stability by utilizing a completely reinvented wire drawing process coupled with a revolutionary “fusion twist” process for the plain steels. 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.
Stay in tune better – now you won’t have to waste time tuning between songs or sets – the NYXL’s stay in tune 131% better than any string on the market today.
Strum harder – put more ‘power’ into your power chords. Tests have proven that the NYXL’s are 20-40% stronger than what you may have previously played on your guitars.
Punch and Crunch – nickel-plated alloy boosts amplitude, modernizing overall tone without losing that nickel-plated steel feel we all love.
And Bend Further – NYXL’s are less likely to break even when bending two full whole steps on the guitar. Bend with confidence and go for those notes!
Lastly, D’addario has taken steps to improve their acoustic line of strings as well (their EXP line). Touted as their ‘Extended Play’ strings, the newly designed EXP sets include NYXL formulated strings so your acoustic guitars stay in tune better, sound better and string life that will last 2-3 times longer than normal formulated acoustic sets.
If you have any questions regarding this string line George’s Music can assist! You can reach our professionals at 800-544-7625 with any questions to help make sure you pick the right set of strings for your guitars!