So I FINALLY tried out the D'Addario Balanced Tension strings

Discussion in 'Guitar & Gear Reviews' started by BarryMClark, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. BarryMClark

    BarryMClark Country Gent

    Age:
    44
    Apr 4, 2011
    Atlanta
    Seeing as how D'Addario gave me a set, I figured it's about time I actually used them. haha.

    So, I got these strings awhile back but I just didn't know what I was going to do with them until yesterday.

    What I received was the new 9 gauge Carbon Steel Balanced Tension set (NYXL0940BT). What I typically play on is much heavier gauge sets and in flats.

    Lately, I have been on a 70's era blues rock sound a'la ZZ Top and the flats on the old Gretsch just wasn't cutting it. SO.... now I had something I could do with the smaller gauge roundwounds.

    The idea is that you get a stronger string and a more even tension going from string to string. The balanced feel is definitely there. Whether they hold up longer remains to be seen.

    The bark and bite I wanted was definitely there. Great for grittier blues tones. I will definitely get another set when the time comes.
     
  2. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Age:
    53
    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    I use the NYXL's never tried these balanced tension strings I'll have to check em out. I was a beta tester for the NYXL's and I love them
     
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  3. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    I've got'em on a few guitars and i like how they feel
     
  4. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Age:
    54
    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Age:
    71
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    I have been using the NYXL 10-46 Balanced Tension sets for the last year and I love them. Just a little stiff at first until you play them in but then they feel great.
     
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