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D'Addario XT - Coated Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Super Light Top/Regular Bottom (9-46)

XT Coated - Super Light Top/Regular Bottom - 09-46

XT Nickel electric guitar strings offer enhanced break resistance, better pitch stability, and longer-lasting performance than standard electric strings.

The XT coating, applied to each string in the set, delivers advanced corrosion resistance, while still retaining the bright tone and natural feel of the uncoated string.

Beneath the coating, XT Nickel are made with a NY Steel core, nickel-plated steel wrap wire, and Fusion Twist technology, resulting in added resilience and tonal versatility, excellent for a wide range of musical styles.

This 09-46 Super Light Top / Reg Bottom gauge XT set has more low-end tone, while staying flexible for bends.

Never Fade Away

Stand the test of time with strings that endure.

D’Addario XT strings combine our strongest high carbon steel with an advanced corrosion resistance treatment on every string in the set, giving you enhanced break resistance and unyielding pitch stability—all while preserving the tone and feel of your favorite uncoated strings.

These strings are made to stay, with uncompromising performance that never fades away.

NY Steel

NY Steel is processed in D'Addario's exclusive wire facility in Farmingdale, NY.

Through advanced machinery and processes, our premium high carbon steel delivers unmatched tuning stability and superior break resistance.

Hex Core Construction

Precision drawn hexagonal core was pioneered by D'Addario.

This innovation allows the wrap wire to grip the core for superior dimensional stability, enhanced durability and a precise intonation.

String Winding Technology

String winding equipment is designed and built by D'Addario's engineering team, guaranteeing a production range of 500,000 to 700,000 string per day.

Digitally-controlled string winding ensure productivity, accuracy and consistency.

Wire Drawing

D'Addario's in-house wire drawing machines produce musical instrument wire to our exact specifications.

Control over materials, equipment, and quality allows us to deliver high performance products.

Fusion Twist Feature

The fusion twist feature prevents slack in the twist from detuning the string.

This ensures maximum tuning stability and higher break strength for our premium plain nickel strings.

Product Features:

  • Coating: Coated
  • Set-Type: Sets
  • Number of Strings: Six
  • Wrap Material: Nickel-Plated Steel
  • XT Nickel electric strings feature an advanced corrosion resistance coating, extending string life, while preserving the natural tone and feel of uncoated strings.
  • Nickel-plated steel wrap wire provides a bright, versatile electric guitar tone, great for a variety of musical genres.
  • Fusion Twist technology assures XT Nickel strings stay in tune better, while the NY Steel core wire offers greater break strength—bent two whole steps higher, XT strings are still at less than 75% of their breaking point.
  • XT Nickel sets have a code on the recyclable, resealable VCI bag, which you can register to earn Players Circle points.
  • XT electric guitar strings are made in the USA—drawn to our exacting specifications at our New York production facility.
  • Individual String Gauges: Plain Steel .009, .011, .016, Nickel Wound, .026, .036, .046

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