D'Addario NYXL0838 Nickel Wound Electric Strings .008-.038 Extra Super Light

.008-.038 Extra Super Light Gauge Electric Guitar Strings, Nickel Wound Over High-carbon Steel Core - One Set
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Check Out NYXL Strings!

Hard on electric guitar strings? Sweetwater guitarists are excited about D'Addario NYXL strings because they sound great, bend farther, and stay in tune better - even after a couple of sweaty gigs - than just about anything else we've played. D'Addario uses a high carbon steel core with a unique "fusion twist" process for the plain strings. NYXL's reformulated nickel plated string windings have increased magnetic properties that give you higher output and juiced midrange for greater presence and crunch. If you're dissatisfied with your electric guitar strings, give D'Addario NYXL strings an audition. You'll be impressed.

D'Addario - Making strings for over 300 years

Behind every set of D'Addario strings are over three centuries of fine craftsmanship. The D'Addario family tradition began in the tiny town of Salle, Italy in 1680 where they made assorted instrument strings for over two hundred years before relocating to New York in 1905. As the modern string making industry began to develop, the D'Addario family emerged as innovators by designing the winding machine most string makers still use today. And while their techniques have modernized, the pride that goes into each set of strings dates back to the D'Addario family's earliest roots.

D'Addario NYXL0838 NYXL Electric Guitar Strings Features at a Glance:
  • Extra Super Light
  • .008, .010, ..015, .021, .030, .038
  • Excellent presence and crunch lets you cut through the mix
  • High carbon steel alloy for unrivaled strength and elasticity
  • Improved tuning stability compared to traditional nickel wound strings
  • Wound strings with enhanced mid-range frequency response in the 1- 3.5kHz range
  • NYXL's are manufactured in D'Addario's New York factory
Sound great and stay in tune with D'Addario NYXL strings!

Tech Specs

Guitar Type Electric
Number of Sets 1
Number of Strings 6
Coated No
Gauges .008, .010, ..015, .021, .030, .038
Core Material Steel
Winding Material Nickel Plated Steel
Winding Type Round
Manufacturer Part Number NYXL0838

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5/5

Bought to play Traditional Vietnamese music

I am a rock guitar player that has Vietnamese singers. And they wanted me to learn the song that has these really crazy wide bends. Vietnamese guitar players have super scalloped guitar necks that allows them to play really intricate phrasing and wide vibrato. And their bends can easily reach two whole steps! Long story short: I bought these I gauge 8 instead of my normal 9 gauge, and tried the newer NYXL instead of the XL series i normal buy... WOW! They sounds bigger and fuller than the thicker guage D'Addario's i normally use! They are also really responsive to soft and hard picking than the XL series. Softer finger picking sounds more delicate and sweeter. And they bend like crazy with no problem. I would not feel comfortable bending other gauge 8 strings like i do these. They normal are just too thin. But these handle huge bends like a champ. They are a few dollars pricier than other D'Addarios, but THEY ARE WORTH IT!
5/5

Truly Amazing!

I took a chance on these after watching the videos. I wanted to see if I could go super extra light on my Hofner Nightingale Special and keep the the same sound quality that I had with my D'Addario XL 10 - 46. I have carpal tunnel, so I wanted to be able to play longer without pain, but I didn't want to have a tinny crappy sound. I stuck these on as soon as I got them and I was BLOWN AWAY! They have amazing sound and I can play forever without even getting tired. I have to adjust my grip so that I am not pressing so hard, but it saves my hands. I am amazed at the sound quality. Also, they stayed in tune after about 10 minutes of playing. They don't take nearly as long to settle as any other strings I have used.
2/5

Is it just me

I'll tell you I just put on a set of 8s expecting super light performance. Wrong. These feel heavier than the 10s that was on it. **** hard to bend. I think they put the wrong strings in the box. I'll try ol Willies 7 gauge if that what it takes.
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