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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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Gauges: .009 – .012 – .015 – .024w – .032 – .042
Want to customize? Load these gauges in our Custom Set Builder.

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Typically, it takes 1-2 business days (M-F) to process your order, regardless of the shipping option selected at checkout. We run on a lean manufacturing model, so when you order strings directly from us, they were made fresh just for you. In rare cases we experience extremely high demand and it may take a few extra days for your order to ship. We ship Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and holidays. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with a tracking link once your order ships.

Almost certainly. We make our strings longer than just about any company to ensure that they will fit on all guitars. All plain steel strings are 43″, wound guitar strings are 46.5″ total with a 39.75″ winding length, and bass strings are 54″ total with a 48″ winding length (or 45″ for short and medium scale bass strings). Bass strings and guitar strings heavier than .060 have varying taper lengths, for full details please see “How long are your strings?” on our FAQs page.

Our goal is to make strings that sound fuller, feel smoother, and last longer than the other strings on the market. Having a slightly higher price-point enables us to be more selective with which materials make it into your set, and to afford the skilled staff that we need to craft strings that are a cut above the rest.

Yes, we make all our strings in our shop in Nashville, TN. We know that many brands do not, but we’ve never wanted to be like the rest of the string brands out there. It’s our mission to make the best strings in the world, and we couldn’t do that unless we could own and master every portion of the process ourselves. We obsess over every single detail of our strings, and we believe that once you install them, you’ll immediately be able to tell the difference a quality string makes.

Yes! International shipping rates are quoted at checkout and we subsidize them to keep them as low as possible. With the exception of the European Union, all import duties or fees are the responsibility of the recipient. For EU orders, we are required by law to collect VAT at checkout. International orders typically take 1-4 weeks to arrive, depending on the destination. With the exception of AFO / DPO / FPO Military Mail, we are unable to ship to the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Cote d’ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Liberia, Libya, Moldova, Montenegro, Myanmar (Burma), Nigeria, North Korea, Paraguay, Republic of the Congo, Russia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Togo, Yemen and Zimbabwe.

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