In the battle for tone, there’s one topic that seems to arise more and more often, and that is, what strings are we using? The team at D’Addario has been at the forefront of string design and innovation for longer than any of us have been playing guitar. In fact, if you gather a handful of your favorite guitar accessories and take a look, they probably have a D’Addario stamp on them somewhere. One of the latest and greatest from their string factory is the NYXL line. These are high output, incredibly durable and awesome sounding strings. We had Kyle from D’Addario in our Sam Ash Studio to tell us a bit more. Let’s check it out!

NYXL: The Overview

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Features

  • Bend Farther
  • Sing Louder
  • Easier to Stay in Tune (up to 131% tuning stability)
  • Manufactured in New York
  • Break Resistant High-Carbon Steel Core and Plain Steel Alloy
  • Higher Output
  • Enhanced Mid-Range
  • 30+ Gauges between Guitar and Bass

The Rundown

D’Addario has been in the string business for over 100 years. Their legacy is incredible. It’s a brand that is well worth your time and trust. Their strings are designed and manufactured right here in New York, and every new innovation I hear come out of their factory makes me feel better as a musician and human being. They have the player in mind, and their green initiatives are commendable towards steps of recycling and cleaner manufacturing. Grab yourself a set of NYXL’s today!

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Dave Stutts
Dave Stutts is a native of the greater Hampton Roads area of Virginia. He received his Bachelors of Music degree in Theory & Composition from the prestigious Christopher Newport University music school. He is a music composer living and working in New York City. He specializes in orchestral/symphonic work as well as pop and digital music. His scoring work has ranged from Chamber Ensemble pieces (String Quartets/Brass Quintets), larger ensembles compositions (Wind Ensemble/Symphony Orchestra/String Orchestra), as well as short film and video game work.He is also a songwriter and a regular gigging musician in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. He refers to his style as Pop/Rock and Blues. His musical career began when he started playing guitar at age 5. He later progressed to Bass in middle school, Drums in High School, and finally Percussion and Piano in college. When asked, he has cited Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, and John Williams as his major film and video game inspirations, and John Mayer as his primary pop inspiration.