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D'Addario EXL110W Nickel Regular Light Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings   

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Gauges 10-13-18w-26-36-46.EXL110Ws are among D'Addario's most popular round-wound, nickel-plated electric guitar strings.World-renowned as "The Playe...Click To Read More About This Product

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Wound G string for a loud, thick middle.

Gauges 10-13-18w-26-36-46.

EXL110Ws are among D'Addario's most popular round-wound, nickel-plated electric guitar strings.

World-renowned as "The Player's Choice" among guitar players of all genres and styles. XL strings are wound with nickel-plated steel, known for its distinctive bright tone and reduced fret wear.

D'Addario is the world's largest manufacturer of strings for musical instruments. Many top guitarists won't play any other brand. Regardless of your playing style, D'Addario has a set of strings that's right for your electric guitar.


FEATURES
  • Player's choice
  • Nickel roundwound
  • Bright, lasting tone
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D'AddarioEXL110W Nickel Regular Light Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 40 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (17)
  • Consistent (16)
  • Long life (14)
  • Well built / quality (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I strayed away, came back, and I'll never leave!

I recently bought a Carvin SH550, paid a lot for this custom guitar. I was so tickled when it came in. I plugged it in, tuned it up and played. I was...Read complete review

I recently bought a Carvin SH550, paid a lot for this custom guitar. I was so tickled when it came in. I plugged it in, tuned it up and played. I was disappointed, didn't sound right. Tried playing with settings on my amp, tone controls, etc. Just wasn't right... sounded out of tune, I couldn't figure it out, because intonation was dead on, it has locking tuners... After a couple of weeks of wondering if I just got a lemon somehow, I re-strung with a set of D'Addario EXL 110w's I had in my Telecaster case. Buddy, that was the secret! The guitar sounds, plays like I knew it should... The wound G holds better tune. The fact that it doesn't bend like some guitarists want makes it hold better tune if you don't fret it precisely right, I guess that's it. I should also say that I'm primarily an acoustic player, maybe the wound G feels better. I definitely like the tonal characteristics better when chording, and I play mostly rhythm. But even when I'm running scales or picking little licks, the wound G sounds great. I will never go to another set of strings again. I'm sold.
The wound third (G) on this set is the key feature, and it makes a big difference to the overall tone. It also solved a bothersome tuning problem.
I've been very satisfied with the life of these strings. I seldom break one, they keep bright tone for a long time. Just wipe 'em down after every performance and you'll probably double the string life. They may not last as long as treated/coated strings, but the other factors make these my strings of choice.
I hope D'Addario makes these available in bulk sets soon. Until then I'll pay the low price a set for individual sets, still a bargain. Even in the stores they're one of the best values on the shelf.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

PRS no Fender yes..............

Strings are to light to get the heavy tones on a PRS through a tube amplifier but work well on a Fender Stratocaster.

Strings are to light to get the heavy tones on a PRS through a tube amplifier but work well on a Fender Stratocaster.

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4.0

good product, excellent price.

By I have no nickname

from Brooksville, Florida

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario EXL110W Nickel Regular Light Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

    Their best feature for me is the wound "G" string. I won't put anything else on my Country Gentleman.

     
    5.0

    D'Addario EX110w strings make my archtop sing!

    By AxemanVR

    from Minnesota

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario EXL110W Nickel Regular Light Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

        I have been using D'Addario strings for over 20 years and have never gotten a bad batch!

        I put a set of EXL110w (.10-.46 with wound G) on my new 2016 "Inspired by 1966" Epiphone Century and they sound great.

        One thing I've noticed about D'Addarios is that, once they settle in and the initial "bright newness" has mellowed a bit (but not too much), they tend to hold that tone for an impressively long time, which makes their character sound very predictable.

        Anyway, I see no reason to change brands and highly recommend them to anyone looking to get a consistently great sound out of their guitar.

         
        4.0

        I would buy this product again.

        By John

        from WI

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario EXL110W Nickel Regular Light Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

            I play a variety of electric guitars, hollow-body and solid body. Hoping these will accommodate both types.

             
            4.0

            Good Value

            By DDawg2

            from Cornville, AZ

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            Comments about EXL110W Nickel Regular Light Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

            Best value nickel plated wound G light gauge set out there. Harsher than pure nickel wrap but if you want an 18 wound G you don't really have an alternative.

             
            5.0

            daddario third string wound

            By Jerry

            from undisclosed

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            Comments about D'Addario EXL110W Nickel Regular Light Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

            good strings my frist time using this with third wound I like that good finger picking strings

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great strings for my Rickenbacker 350v63 and 620

            By Bryan Favre.i

            from Waveland ms.

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            Pros

            • Bright tone
            • Long life
            • Love the wound G string

            Cons

            • Non love these strings

            Best Uses

            • All the time on my Rickenbackers

            Comments about D'Addario EXL110W Nickel Regular Light Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

            These are really great strings ..i use them on my Rickenbackers the 350v63 and my 620 ....consistent tone, G string stays in tune ..gives my Rics.that jangle sound.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great strings I plan to buy again and again.

            By Old friend

            from Saint Louis, Missouri

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario EXL110W Nickel Regular Light Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

              Great price, great packaging, beautiful tone. What more can I say? Buy them!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I will buy again.

              By Les

              from Basalt, CO

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about D'Addario EXL110W Nickel Regular Light Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

                They work fine.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great strings!

                By none

                from Peoria, IL

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Made in the USA!!
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario EXL110W Nickel Regular Light Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I've been using these strings for years. They always deliver great tone and have great longevity. Made in the USA to boot! I would definitely recommend D'Addario strings.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  D'Addario's Secret Weapon

                  By Whammer Jammer

                  from MI

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • G String Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Playing Guitar

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL110W Nickel Regular Light Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

                    If you've had problems keeping the G String in tune on medium-light strings (10's), fear no longer. These have all of the tone of regular XL's and the wound third keeps it all tightly tuned. I use some bigtime bends on the G with my hard rock music and have no issues.I've read that some people have a problem bending a wound third. Maybe I just have caveman hands...I highly recommend these strings.

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