D’Addario Launches New NYXL String Sets for Strandberg Guitars

D’Addario created two specialized sets designed for 7- and 8-string guitars that complements the variable scale length and proprietary bridge found on Strandberg's instruments.

New York, NY (May 14, 2018) -- D’Addario is excited to introduce a series of string sets designed for Strandberg guitars. Strandberg is a popular Swedish guitar maker that utilizes a lot of interesting design characteristics not typically found on a guitar. As a result, D’Addario created two specialized sets designed for their 7 and 8 string guitars that complements the variable scale length and proprietary bridge found on the instruments.

The D’Addario NYXL09564SB set is optimized for the variable scale length of 7-string Strandberg guitars (25.5" - 26.25"), while the NYXL0984SB set is optimized for the variable scale length of 8-string Strandberg guitars (26.5" - 28"), with a specialized ball-end taper to fit the proprietary 8-string Strandberg bridge.

D’Addario NYXL’s feature D’Addario’s exclusive New York manufactured, high carbon steel alloy for unprecedented strength and improved tuning stability compared to traditional nickel wound strings, so players can get in tune faster, and stay in tune longer. These wound strings also featured enhanced mid-range frequency response in the 1 - 3.5 kHz range – so players have more presence and crunch to cut through the mix.

The D’Addario NYXL09564SB set is $30.50 MSRP / 16.99 MAP and the D’Addario NYXL0984SB set is $37.75 MSRP / 19.99 MAP and they are both available July 2018.

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Strandberg Guitars

Rig Rundown: Adam Shoenfeld

Whether in the studio or on his solo gigs, the Nashville session-guitar star holds a lotta cards, with guitars and amps for everything he’s dealt.

Adam Shoenfeld has helped shape the tone of modern country guitar. How? Well, the Nashville-based session star, producer, and frontman has played on hundreds of albums and 45 No. 1 country hits, starting with Jason Aldean’s “Hicktown,” since 2005. Plus, he’s found time for several bands of his own as well as the first studio album under his own name, All the Birds Sing, which drops January 28.

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Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.



• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
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