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Jay Ganz


From:
Out Behind The Barn
Post Posted 17 Aug 2017 11:50 am     Reply with quote

Just ordered a set (.012 - .038) from b0b here on the Forum.
I had been using Jagwires for many years and the 011.5 G# lasts nearly forever.
Did you ever break the .012 on the NYXL's ??? How's the tone longevity for the set?
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John McClung


From:
Olympia WA, USA
Post Posted 17 Aug 2017 12:58 pm     Reply with quote

I have a set I haven't put on yet, curious to see what others say, too. Travis Toy uses them and sounds great, that partially influenced my decision to finally try them.
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Greg Thompson


From:
Taumarunui, New Zealand
Post Posted 17 Aug 2017 1:45 pm     D'Addario NYXL String users Reply with quote

None better. Have been using them since they were first released. You will find an increase in your mids with them. They don't break, hold tone and stay in tune
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gary pierce


From:
Rossville TN
Post Posted 17 Aug 2017 2:33 pm     Reply with quote

Got them on my E9, and they are good, and stable, but you have to lay them all out to get the color code straight.
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Henry Matthews


From:
Texarkana, Ark USA
Post Posted 17 Aug 2017 9:04 pm     Reply with quote

I used them until they starting the color coded with all them in one package. Never had a problem with them and I don't remember ever breaking one.great strings.
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Malcolm McMaster


From:
Beith Ayrshire Scotland
Post Posted 17 Aug 2017 11:41 pm     Reply with quote

Enquired about them in UK, they are substantially more expensive than most other makes, sticking with my Jagwires.
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Tommy Mc


From:
Middlesex VT
Post Posted 18 Aug 2017 6:12 am     Reply with quote

Henry Matthews wrote:
I used them until they starting the color coded with all them in one package. Never had a problem with them and I don't remember ever breaking one.great strings.

The color-coding and packaging was the deal breaker for me. I could even live with the color coding but the "legend" is in tiny print on the end flap of the box....almost an afterthought. Nothing wrong with the strings, but they're no better than strings that are packaged so my old eyes can read them.
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Franklin


Post Posted 18 Aug 2017 10:01 am     Reply with quote

I have never broken an NXYL 012. I absolutely love the tuning accuracy and the way they sound!
Paul
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John McClung


From:
Olympia WA, USA
Post Posted 18 Aug 2017 12:41 pm     Reply with quote

You heard it from PF and he knows a thing or two! Thanks for chiming in, Paul.
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Jay Ganz


From:
Out Behind The Barn
Post Posted 18 Aug 2017 12:44 pm     Reply with quote

Great...I appreciate that!
They should be here after the weekend and will be going on my old "go to" '69 Emmons.
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b0b


From:
Northern California
Post Posted 18 Aug 2017 1:24 pm     Reply with quote

I'll be getting the new NYXL C6th sets in next week. I like these strings! Mr. Green
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Greg Thompson


From:
Taumarunui, New Zealand
Post Posted 18 Aug 2017 1:41 pm     D'Addario NYXL String users: Reply with quote

I'm with Franklin. You get what you pay for. Read the end of the packet gauges /color codes - simple! If you struggle with reading the fine print, buy them as singles. Those are marked the same as other strings.
PS: (lighter gauges have two in a packet)
Maybe of interest, had a set on for 10 months once (played every day). Very little tone/tuning loss and obviously no breakages.
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DG Whitley


From:
Gone
Post Posted 18 Aug 2017 2:26 pm     Reply with quote

Sounds like I will be placing an order next week for the PF series strings. I have never thought about a lighter string for the 7th string F# - G# raise. I never cease to learn something from this Forum.

Expect an order by next Wednesday b0b.

Looking forward to trying them out.
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Tim Tyner


From:
Ayden, North Carolina U.S.A
Post Posted 20 Aug 2017 6:40 pm     Reply with quote

Love'em
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Greg Lambert


From:
Illinois, USA
Post Posted 21 Aug 2017 5:20 pm     Reply with quote

Do these come n a complete e9th set? Where do you get them?
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DG Whitley


From:
Gone
Post Posted 21 Aug 2017 5:34 pm     Reply with quote

One more question, in looking at the box (on the side that has the color code explained), I note they have the tension for the strings listed. What tool would one use on a PSG to measure the tension (or can you)?

Just curious, you know how I am....lol...
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b0b


From:
Northern California
Post Posted 21 Aug 2017 9:31 pm     Reply with quote

Greg Lambert wrote:
Do these come n a complete e9th set? Where do you get them?


www.steelguitarshopper.com/categories/Strings/E9th-pedal-steel/
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Greg Thompson


From:
Taumarunui, New Zealand
Post Posted 21 Aug 2017 10:28 pm     D'Addario NYXL String users: chime in Reply with quote

DG, I think you would be pushing it testing tensions on individual strings. Those figures are what the string can hack (stretch/loading) before they go ping. If you really want to know, hang a (known) weight on the bottom of the string/s and then measure the stretch with an expensive ft/lb meter. Maybe a trip to their factory would be the easy option LOL

All I know is that they handle repeated pedal steel bends with ease (more than most other brands)

Good luck on your quest though - hehe
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Greg Thompson


From:
Taumarunui, New Zealand
Post Posted 21 Aug 2017 10:49 pm     D'Addario NYXL String users: chime in Reply with quote

Me again(Sigh), BOB you may be interested in this. A couple of years ago after hearing complaints about how Daddario didn't give a 'hoot' about the steel playing community, I decided to send an email to their Customer service people asking if they were too big to care etc.

(Only string sets they had on offer at the time (for Steelers) were their S/S Xl's.)

Boy oh boy did the email get a reaction. A guy named George from their string department (artist relations)got in touch real quick.
Must say, I loved the samples of the newly released NYXl's I received (singles only), with a comment from George,"see we do care about Steel Players". The rest's history
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b0b


From:
Northern California
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 7:48 am     Reply with quote

The C6th sets have 11 strings, so that they will work with G or D as the first string. I'm expecting to get our first shipment any day now.
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Greg Lambert


From:
Illinois, USA
Post Posted 22 Aug 2017 1:53 pm     Reply with quote

b0b wrote:
Greg Lambert wrote:
Do these come n a complete e9th set? Where do you get them?


www.steelguitarshopper.com/categories/Strings/E9th-pedal-steel/


Thanks Bob.
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David Rupert


From:
Mesa, Arizona (via Mahopac, NY & Missouri).
Post Posted 24 Aug 2017 5:20 am     Reply with quote

I've been hearing only great things about the D'Addario NYXL sets. I purchased a set of the medium gauge & will putting them on today. Sorry b0b, I didn't know you sold them, or I would have bought them from you. I believe I checked around a month & half ago, & I didn't see them. Maybe I missed them somehow?

I kind of wish they WERE in individual sleeves, but the color coding will do the trick! I wasn't exactly sure what to buy to match them, for a few singles to have as backups. I chose the "High Carbon Steel." Is that what I should have chosen? Hope so!!

I have an off-topic question; the reason I logged in just now. I'm finally going to retire the Dunlop finger picks, I've been using for many years now. I just hate to form new ones...after finally getting the exact shape formed, & they feel comfortable & "right" on your fingers.

Ok, the question. I found a pair in my gear case yesterday...but, they are at least 10-15 years old by now. They look good...but not REALLY shiny, like ones that are brand new.

Should I use them...or just buy brand new ones. They've never been used/formed yet.

Also, I use .0225 gauge. I'm curious, what is the gauge of the National finger picks? The ones Jeff Newman use to use...& use to try to get us to use them? I never did, because they're way too uncomfortable...compared to Dunlop picks.

Thank you!
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Greg Thompson


From:
Taumarunui, New Zealand
Post Posted 24 Aug 2017 2:34 pm     D'Addario NYXL String users: chime in Reply with quote

David,
They are available in singles, but I believe Bob is waiting to see how they sell as sets before making a decision as to whether to stock singles as well. But Bob can speak for himself on the matter. NYXL's only come as High Carbon Steel. Hope this helps?
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David Rupert


From:
Mesa, Arizona (via Mahopac, NY & Missouri).
Post Posted 24 Aug 2017 7:04 pm     Re: D'Addario NYXL String users: chime in Reply with quote

Greg Thompson wrote:
David,
They are available in singles, but I believe Bob is waiting to see how they sell as sets before making a decision as to whether to stock singles as well. But Bob can speak for himself on the matter. NYXL's only come as High Carbon Steel. Hope this helps?

Thanks Greg!

Yeah, that's what I thought. That's the closest I could find to match the NYXL sets. They don't have color coding, though...but I read yesterday they don't.

Dj ~
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ZumSteel - Encore™ S-10 / 3p x 5k (Two-Tone; Red & Black Top).
Roland™ Cube 80x Amp, Hilton Volume Pedal, TC Electronics™ Flashback™ Delay, TC Electronics™ MojoMojo™ Overdrive, Peterson StroboPlus HD Tuner, D2F Covers. Evans JE-300 Amp. (in the not too distant future).

Most Importantly: the musicians hands...& soul.

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b0b


From:
Northern California
Post Posted 25 Aug 2017 5:13 pm     Reply with quote

I now have the C6th sets in stock.

https://www.steelguitarshopper.com/daddario-nyxl-c6th-12-70/

They include both .012 and .017 for the 1st string so that you can use them whether you tune to D or G.
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