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D'Addario Electric Guitar String NYXL Drop-Tune, .012 - .054, NYXL1254

D'Addario Electric Guitar String NYXL Drop-Tune, .012 - .054, NYXL1254
Manufacturer:
D'Addario
Manufacturer Part #:
NYXL1254
SKU:
DAD_NYXL1254
Price:
$12.99

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By What's F.
Montana
D'Addario Crapped the bed
January 12, 2021
I bought the 12-54 set to try on my Rickenbacker 325, due to the claims made by D'Addario about the NYXL's.
I had been using the 12-54 Rickenbacker strings but found the wound 20 harder to bend, than I like.
The Rickenbacker set is bright with lots of sustain, compared to the D'Addario NYXL's
Unfortunately, the D'Addario set came with a plain 20, which threw the intonation off, way sharp, and sounded like I was playing a banjo.
NYXL strings are lifeless and plunky sounding, with no sustain.
Yes, the Plain 20 bends a little easier, but I decided to purchase their NYXL Wound 20, which brought the intonation back in line. (The individuals are very pricey as well).
Now I'm back to where I started, because, the wound 20 isn't any easier to bend than the Rickenbacker wound 20.
The Rickenbacker strings have enormous longevity, brightness, sustain and bend every bit the same as the NYXL's
I spent 3 days stretching out the NYXL's, which would not stay in tune for 1 minute, so scratch those 2 claims.
I wanted to rip them right off but, decided to wait for the wound 20 to arrive.
It is better now, but they are just plain inferior strings,in every way, to the Rickenbacker and Ernie Ball strings, on my 325.
They are Dead, Plunky, Lifeless sounding strings, that cost 2 the amount, unjustified.
To say I hate them would be an understatement!
I can't wait to change them back to the Rickenbacker's, but I paid so much, I will tough it out a while.
I just hope their claim of longevity is also a lie so I can get rid of them sooner.
D'Addario Crapped the bed on this new Technology.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st E

NYXL Plain Steel

.012

23.36

2nd B

NYXL Plain Steel

.016

23.31

3rd G

NYXL Plain Steel

.020

22.94

4th D

NYXL Nickel Round Wound

.032

27.50

5th A

NYXL Nickel Round Wound

.042

25.48

6th E

NYXL Nickel Round Wound

.054

23.49



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