Stringjoy Signatures | Balanced Super Light Gauge (9-42) Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings
So these might look like a typical set of 9s (or Super Lights, or Extra Lights—everyone seems to call ‘em something different…), but trust me, they’re not.
The standard for 9s is typically 9-11-16-24-32-42, and while the gauges on the bottom end are solid, the top is all kinds of messed up. Why some other companies make them that way, I honestly couldn’t tell you—but never fear! We’ve fixed all that for you.
See, the issue on most sets is that the .011 has far too little tension to balance with the .009 and the .016 has far too much tension. So, with our Balanced 9s we fix all that by using a .012 and a .015 instead.
The result is a set of strings that plays evenly across the entire fretboard and intonates better when set up properly. If you’re typically a 9s player, these are definitely the way to go.
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What should you expect from Stringjoy Signatures?
- Present, focused tone that brings out the true voice of your guitar and the details of your playing style.
- Modern, reconstructed gauges aimed at balancing the tension, tone, and feel of the strings across the fretboard.
- High-mass winding, leading to higher output, fuller tone, and improved longevity.
How do we make our strings?
- Stringjoy Signatures electric guitar strings are made by a small team in Nashville, TN, USA, out of all-American materials: our top quality Nickel-Plated Steel, wound around a high-carbon hexagonal steel core wire.
- The combination of better materials and more careful craftsmanship creates a more natural-sounding, longer lasting string, without the tone-deadening effects of string coatings.
- We’re known for our quality control. Our strings are wound in small batches, and we use real human beings at every step of the process: the winding, the coiling, the packing, you name it.
- Every string is inspected individually before it goes into your set. If anything is wrong with a string, from the way it’s secured around the ball end, through the entire winding, it doesn’t make the cut.
What does all that mean for you?
✓ Better tuning stability for the life of the string ✓ Longer string life and less breakage, when cared for properly ✓ Smoother, more balanced playability across the neck of the guitar
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