Do Pricey Strings Sound Better?

Do Pricey Strings Sound Better?

I’m a big fan of anything that gives your guitar better tone. Whether it be pedals, amps, pickups, strings etc. I restring my guitars about once a month. New strings ensure I’m getting the clearest tone out of my gear. But there are so many brands and price levels of strings. Does a pricey set like D’Addario NYXLs really sound/play better than their standard D’Addario Nickel Wound XLs?


Since I prefer to put new strings on about every month I’ve chosen GHS Boomers. I’ve tried more expensive sets for several months in a row, but honestly didn’t notice any distinct advantage versus the cheaper strings. The GHS Boomers suit my needs just fine, but I’m always looking for ways to improve tone.


Is there anyone out there who agrees or disagrees with this? I’m curious to hear from any of you with something to say about pricey vs cheap strings. Is there a benefit to the pricey strings? What strings do you prefer? Please add your comments below.

D'Addario NYXL Electric Guitar Strings Medium 11-49 (6 Pack)

D'Addario Electric Guitar Strings (NYXL09564SB)

D'Addario NYXL1046 3-pack

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