Closest .145 to NYXL strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Lateralus4602, Jul 13, 2021.

  1. Lateralus4602


    May 31, 2014
    I am looking for a .145 string with a tone close to Daddario NYXL strings. I love these strings but they only make up to .135 and I tune to ADADG, and my 5th string is rather weak with that gauge. I like prosteels but not the clankiness and string feel, and I just tried regular XLs again but they sound pretty lifeless to me in comparison. The NYXLs are the perfect amount of brightness and agression without the clank and ear fatigue. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    Did you try the regular XL Nickel .145 or the taperwound version of XL Nickel .145T?
  3. Lateralus4602


    May 31, 2014
    I tried the taper. It's not that I mind the XL .145 so much as I want more harmonic content out of the rest of the strings. I could do a .145 XL and the rest of the strings NYXL, but I would prefer the consistency of using the same type for all strings.
  4. HaphAsSard


    Dec 1, 2013
    .145" is not a common gauge. If I were you I'd reconsider the ProSteel PSB145 (ore the tapered PSB145T). The clankiness may eventually subside to where you like it. (Probably easier than finding an alternative for the whole set that happens to sound close enough to the NYXLs for your taste.)
    Who makes 145s anyway? DR DDT; GHS Boomers; R. Cocco maybe? who else? I wanna say Warwick?
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2021
  5. Lateralus4602


    May 31, 2014
    In my experience the clankiness of ss strings hasn't ever really subsided. I would also be interested in a .150 or even a .140.


    Jul 14, 2021 has .142, .148 & .154, and up to like .260. SS or NPS.
  7. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Since tonally the NYXL are between the XL and the Prosteels, and if you don't think a conventional nickel-plated steel round will be bright enough, your best bet is a Prosteels 145 or 145T. Everything else that will come in that gauge will either be more like an XL in overall brightness, but won't have the slight scoop to the tone that D'A strings have.
  8. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Tacoma WA