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Christopher Woitach


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Post  Posted 22 Jan 2018 8:46 pm    
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I couldn’t find anyone else with this issue - I put a new set of NYXL strings on my steel and it drags at the bar, almost feels sticky. I thought it was my coated bar, but it was even worse with a BJS bar.

Does this go away after a while? Sorry if that’s a dumb question - I know little about such things

I like the way they sound, a lot, but my left hand is actually sore from the friction on the bar

Update: after playing some this morning, it all seems ok. They still feel different than the GHS strings I’ve used, but their ability to stay in tune, and superior tone, more than make up for it.. thanks for all the replies, and thanks to the people at D’Addario who contacted me directly - very appreciated
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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 22 Jan 2018 9:02 pm    
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Strange. I have my first set of NYXLs on now and have noticed no such thing (also using a BJS bar)... maybe a defective set of strings?
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Bill L. Wilson


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Post  Posted 22 Jan 2018 9:06 pm     NYXL’s
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I’ve played a few gigs on my Emmons with the NYXL’s using a BJS bar and haven’t had any problems at all. As a matter of fact, I’ll keep using them, they seem to sustain better than the Pro Steel’s I’ve been using the last few yrs. You might try wiping your strings down with a bit of Tri-Flow on small cloth.
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Christopher Woitach


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Post  Posted 22 Jan 2018 9:20 pm    
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I hope it’s not defective strings - I hate changing them
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Greg Thompson


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Post  Posted 23 Jan 2018 2:44 am     Sticky Strings.
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If you feel you really do have a faulty set of NYXL's send an email to this person, George at this email address: CR-Fretted@DADDARIO.com. I am sure he would like to know about such a problem. Never experienced anything like it myself. Cheers
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Dale Rottacker


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Post  Posted 23 Jan 2018 9:35 am    
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That’s weird Christopher... I haven’t had that issue with NYXL’s or any other’s for that matter
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Jerry Kippola


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Post  Posted 23 Jan 2018 10:02 am    
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I always take a birthday candle and rub it lightly on new strings in the bar area. Makes 'em feel like butter, and because it's a dry lube doesn't affect anything else---
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Erv Niehaus


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Litchfield, MN, USA
Post  Posted 23 Jan 2018 11:30 am    
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I wipe my strings down with this:

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Christopher Woitach


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Post  Posted 23 Jan 2018 1:43 pm    
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When I get home tonight I’ll try them again - I’ve never had a problem like this before with anything other than an old scratched up bar, and it was different...

I’m 100% sure it’s a weird anomaly, and I’ve been quickly contacted by the company, so no implied complaint is intended here, just such a weird thing to have happen
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David Mason


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Post  Posted 23 Jan 2018 2:11 pm    
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"Friction" has some strange causes. I (and others) have had a definite occurrence when sanding on hardwoods - maple, ebony, rosewood - of a "finer grade" of grit on abrasive paper removing material faster than a coarser grit, same make of paper, and controlling for buildup carefully using frequent rinsing to float off particles. Or especially if you're doing some version of "French polishing", you really want to follow instructions about make and procedures of the finish AND the abrasive type, because if you go all improv trying to use the process, but in a new and creative way - goop fury. Sometimes. There's no real super-logical consistency, so having someone tell you that it "shouldn't be like that..." well it just is. As near as I or anyone else figured on that one it has to do with the size of particles interacting? Anytime you can't explain something, but get to use the word "submolecular", by all means do so! I mean, why DOES stainless steel hate stainless steel? A similarity in particle size or... something else even more submolecular-y? See how much fun that is? Cool
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Dan Galysh


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Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA
Post  Posted 23 Jan 2018 4:13 pm    
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I found this issue when I used Pro Steels, but not with the NYXLs.
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Hugo Knef


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Vallejo , California
Post  Posted 9 Feb 2018 10:40 am    
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anyone breaking the .012? i've broken 2 in very short time on the guitar. snapping right above the pickup. bad batch? ordered some singles. hopefully they will last. really like the strings. i can really dig in
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Kyle Everson


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Nashville, Tennessee
Post  Posted 9 Feb 2018 12:41 pm    
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Great sounding strings.

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gary pierce


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Rossville TN
Post  Posted 9 Feb 2018 2:34 pm    
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X3, I broke a 12 last week, and put an 11 on.
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Greg Thompson


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Taumarunui, New Zealand
Post  Posted 9 Feb 2018 8:15 pm     Faulty NYXL's
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Never ever had that problem. Let George @ Daddario know (address in my previous post). As you suspect might be a bad brew. Usually they are way better for bending than any of the opposition brands???
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