NAMM 2013: D’Addario Announce XL Nickel Wound Balanced Tension Sets
NAMM 2013: D'Addario Announce XL Nickel Wound Balanced
Tension Sets -
D'Addario, the world's largest
manufacturer of guitar strings and other musical instrument
accessories, introduces new XL Nickel Wound Balanced Tension string
Responding to consumer demand,D'Addario XL Nickel
Wound Balanced Tension setshave been optimized to have a comparable
tension string to string allowing for greater dynamic control and a
more evenly balanced effort while fretting, bending, strumming and
picking on guitar, as well as plucking, slapping and bending on
bass. Comprised of mathematically optimized string gauge
combinations, each balanced tension set was extensively tested with
players and experts in order to insure not only that they were
balanced, but that they retained all of the inherent properties
expected of a D'Addario XL nickel wound set.
"For years, D'Addario's been dedicated to
helping players find the best set for them. As far back as 10
years ago, we published a String Tension Guide to educate players
on the many factors that determine the actual and perceived string
tension on your instrument," commented Brian Vance, Director of
Product Management at D'Addario. "This guide has led to hundreds of
inquiries through email and social media each year from players who
have questions or problems to solve related to string gauges or
tensions. Our new Balanced Tension sets address the needs of those
players and reaffirm consumers that we are listening".
Six sizes of Balanced Tension string sets are now
available: three for electric guitar including EXL120BT (9-40
Gauge), EXL110BT (10-46 Gauge), and EXL115BT (11-50 Gauge), as well
as three for electric bass including EXL220BT (40-95 Gauge),
EXL170BT (45-107 Gauge), and EXL160BT (50-120 Gauge).
Balanced tension sets for guitar will retail for
£6.99, and balanced tension sets for bass will retail for £23.49
and will be available in the UK from February 1, 2013.
The Balanced Tension sets are another example of D'Addario's
dedication to inspiring all musicians to reach for higher levels of
performance and creativity.
For more information, please visit www.daddario.com.
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