MAXIMUM LIFE + SMOOTH FEEL
XS is breathing new life into coated strings. With its ultra-thin film coating on every wound string and unique polymer treatment on the plain steels, XS offers D'Addario's highest level of protection for maximum life with an uncommonly smooth feel. XS also features NY Steel high carbon core and plain string wire, along with D'Addario's exclusive Fusion Twist, for incomparable break strength and tuning stability.
KEY BENEFITS OF D'ADDARIO XS
- A tremendous leap forward in coating technology allows the string windings to be completely protected from contaminants for lasting tone and maximum life.
- Incredible strength with NY Steel at its core. XS offers greater break strength and unmatched tuning stability, enhanced by D'Addario's proprietary Fusion Twist technology.
- An ultra-thin film wound and fused over the windings and core on each string to protect them from contaminants while providing a noticeably smooth and comfortable feel.
- Less acoustic dampening than other coated strings, delivering true tone.
WHAT IS XS?
XS strings feature an ultra-thin and durable film coating that completely protects the wound strings while the plain steel strings receive proprietary XT treatment, so all the strings in the set are protected from life-killing corrosion and contaminant build-up. The coating is so thin that strings ring out with the clarity and projection similar to an uncoated string. All of this with strings that have a smooth feel and don’t feel greasy or visibly fray.
HOW DOES XS COMPARE TO XT?
The X-Series is comprised of two distinct lines: XT utilizes a treated wrap wire, resulting in a natural feel, and XS utilizes a film coating that results in a smooth feel. Additionally, there are distinct differences in string life. XT offers extended life (vs. uncoated strings) and XS delivers maximum life (the longest lasting coated strings on the market).
HOW MUCH LONGER DOES XS LAST COMPARED TO UNCOATED STRINGS?
Every player’s experience is different and it’s really challenging to quantify string life based on the environment, player styles, playing time, etc. In general, XT strings last at least 3X longer than uncoated strings and XS strings last 5X longer.
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