Q: Hi Misha, what string gauge would you recommend for a 26.5" 7-string in drop Ab tuning? Specifically on the low Ab. Have you been able to achieve it with non custom sets? Otherwise, any recommendation for string brand? (I'm an EXL/NYXL fan myself). A: I'm currently using a 10-52 + 64 Daddario NYXL set and loving it! That's what we used on PIII as well! (Source: http://ask.fm/MishaPeriphery/answers/136932424683)more
In this interview by "UberProAudio", they interview Ian D'sa over the phone about Billy Talent's new album "Afraid of Heights". Later in the interview Ian was asked about what guitar strings he uses, He explains that on The "Afraid of Heights" album and tour he has been using and really enjoying the D'Addario NYXL Nickel Wound Light Top / Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings (10-52), and that he did use Dean Markley (10-52) guitar strings but he was looking for strings more brighter in tone and guitar strings that last much longer.more
I tried a set when they were first released and I was hooked immediately. The clarity is unbelievable and they last longer than any set of strings I have ever used. I refuse to use the other strings on the market. They are incredibly inferior to the NYXL sets.
The nyxl's play good out the packet. they feel almost lived in already. They hold their tunings well and bend like crazy. its stated that these ones last longer and I'm yet to see one break. I'm going to be using them across all my instruments.
These are some really great strings. They've beaten all other strings I like. However, they aren't cheap. If I had my way I'd use D'addario for all my string needs. But I can't afford it. I love these strings. But my wallet doesn't.