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D'Addario EXL140 Light Top Heavy/Bottom 8-String Electric Guitar Strings   

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EXL140-8 combines one of D'Addario's most popular hybrid sets, EXL140, two additional low strings to create a set optimized for 8-string electric gui...Read More

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EXL140-8 combines one of D'Addario's most popular hybrid sets, EXL140, two additional low strings to create a set optimized for 8-string electric guitars. This combination delivers powerful low end for heavy chording and flexible plain steel strings for bending.

XL Nickel Wound, D'Addario's most popular electric guitar strings, are precision wound with nickelplated steel onto a carefully drawn, hexagonally shaped, high carbon steel core. The result, strings with long lasting, distinctive bright tone and excellent intonation, is ideal for the widest variety of guitars and musical styles.



They bring out the bass but don't trip you up on leads.

FEATURES
  • Optimized for 8-string electrics tuned F#, B, E, A, D, G, B, E
  • Round wound with nickelplated steel for distinctive bright tone
  • Environmentally friendly, corrosion resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh
  • Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance

For long-life and incredible responsiveness, D'Addario can't be beat. Order today.

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D'AddarioEXL140 Light Top Heavy/Bottom 8-String Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good tone (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Back-up (3)
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5.0

Still the best

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By Ryan

from Conneaut , OH

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario EXL140 Light Top Heavy/Bottom 8-String Electric Guitar Strings:

    Not a lot I can say for these .. bought this set for my 7 string to play it in drop F works fine .
    Havnt giged a whole lot with this particular set as the bands Im in are still in the land before time. With the 6s but they do get played and I like em , my own issue I probably should just buy an 8 just cant find one I really like

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    5.0

    Writing this after coming back for more.

    By facebook.com/shawncarpentermusic

    from St. Marys, Ohio

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about D'Addario EXL140 Light Top Heavy/Bottom 8-String Electric Guitar Strings:

      Bought a set of these when I purchased my Ibanez RG8 (which already came with D'Addario 9-64's on it) The heavier gage had more of a new bass string sound on the low end making it bright and punch but at the same time kept the high end nice and tight. I've read reviews of these string not working for the 28" neck and I cannot verify that but I know for the wizard ii neck thats on my RG now they fit just fine, only having to barely shave the nut.

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      5.0

      Work Great

      By Devis Tater

      from Central Florida

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EXL140 Light Top Heavy/Bottom 8-String Electric Guitar Strings:

        These strings are great for a nice tight tone. My 8 string came with light guage strings and I like to tune the F# to E and the low string was very floppy and unauditable. These thicker strings work great for it. The low string is a lot tighter and clearer sounding. Works great with 25.5 inch scale.

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        1.0

        Lowest string won't work on a 28" scale

        By 6s_and_7s

        from Steel City, AL

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        Comments about D'Addario EXL140 Light Top Heavy/Bottom 8-String Electric Guitar Strings:

        Tried putting these on a Schecter SLS C-8 EX. The taper doesn't go back far enough on the lowest string (F# for me) and makes it unusuable on a 28" scale.

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        4.0

        bright sounding and the .074 pops

        By Giggity

        from Lewiston, ME

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        Pros

        • Good Price
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario EXL140 Light Top Heavy/Bottom 8-String Electric Guitar Strings:

          Ive been bouncing back and forth from these and the ernie ball 8 set. I think the D'add's have a crisper tone and the light top heavy bottoms have a good feel. im not sure if its because of summer or the stings themselves, but these stings seem to oxidize quicker. the ernie balls stay newer longer. I guess it boils down to preference. Ernie balls if you like slinky, d'adds for a good tight string crisper sound. i recommend them both. and they fit my agile baritone!

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