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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 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (25)
  • Consistent (23)
  • Long life (20)
  • Well built / quality (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (15)
  • Concerts (12)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (8)

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

 

I would not buy this product again.

This is the first time I've purchased strings with a wound G string. I thought they might have a fuller tone, but they completely change the sound of my Fender Strat. and Prs....Read complete review

This is the first time I've purchased strings with a wound G string. I thought they might have a fuller tone, but they completely change the sound of my Fender Strat. and Prs. I was not pleased with the sound, so I replaced them within a day. D'Addario makes a great product but these strings did not work for me.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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

By Dr.Proctor

from Northern New Mexico

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

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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Feel and sound great, G quiet

By woahwoahyeah

from wisconsin

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

These strings feel and sound great. They give a smoother transition to the treble strings in both regards. Only problem is, the G is VERY quiet compared to a regular (unwound) G. Back in the day, all electric guitars had wound thirds. If you play those old guitars with new guitar strings, the unwound third will sound collossal because the pole pieces were set up for the wound G, which has much less steel. Modern guitars' pickups are set up for unwound thirds, and by using a wound G string you'll run into the opposite problem - the G string will be far too quiet. If you have adjustable pole pieces, raise the pole piece below your third string to get a better volume balance. Like I said, the transition is much smoother from low to high, in both feel and sound.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best electric guitar strings

By richie bonito

from running springscalifornia

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

I have been a guitar player for 56 years.
I have played electric guitar most of that time.
I have tried most popular brands, but none compare to D'Addario EXL110W.
These are the very best string I ever used, and thats all I have used for the past 15 years

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

D'Addario's Secret Weapon

By Whammer Jammer

from West Michigan

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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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    NO MORE "G" STRING TWANG!

    By Thump54

    from Chicago

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Cures The Twang
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Other than bending I don't know why anyone would want a set of strings with an unwound "G" string. These strings help make that transition from the wound to unwoumd strings on your fretboard effortless and much smoother sounding. Any difference in playing a wound from an unwound "G" is quickly overcome so why deal with that brash twangy out of tune sounding unwound "G". This may strictly be my preference but I know a lot of players making the switch. I sure am happy I did. Great string!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Have Been Using These Strings for Years

        By The Riff

        from Elma NY

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          The strings hold up well. The G. third string wound holds tune better than not wound. I use them on my Les Paul and Fender Tele...

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My new standard

          By Stanislao

          from South Dakota

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          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anything

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

            These things are fantastic, I'd happily pay twice as much for them.

            Got a set of these after using D'Addario EXL110s (10p) on my Ibanez AF55 for a few months. Loved them, strings seemed to last forever, despite frequent tuning changes. I actually changed the last set just so I could try out the EXL110Ws.

            Wow. The little third string, less than half a millimeter in diameter, feels great. It even stays in tune a little better. I personally prefer the sound of wound strings to plain, so having an extra wound string is like a bowl of ice cream with every chord.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great strings for my Rickenbacker 350v63 and 620

            By Bryansong65

            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 Mike Stand review

            from Saint Louis, Missouri

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            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.

                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

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

                  By Uniquegeek

                  from Sedona Arizona

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent

                  Cons

                  • Poor Tone Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

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

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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Another satisfied customer!

                  By oldguy57

                  from east tennessee

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

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

                    Just updating what has already been said. I will not be going back to an unwound G. The sound transition from 3-4-5 is so smooth now, it's like having a new guitar. A pure nickel set would be nice.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent set of wound 3rd strings!

                    By jason p.

                    from HOUSTON, TX

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong
                    • Wound 3rd String

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

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

                    It seems it is getting harder to find sets of strings that have a wound G string. I feel the would 3rd string is a must for Jaguars & Mustangs, or any short scale guitar.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    EXL110W

                    By Anonymous

                    from Undisclosed

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

                    These D'Addario strings are great.They sound good, they feel great, the life span is average.Isn't much to say about strings, you just need to try them for yourself, you might like them.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great For metal and more!

                    By Mark. The Blazing Bolt

                    from Houston

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

                    The only strings I will use. Great for metal and anythng else. Clean tones really come to life with the wound 3rd and low tune metal really gets a lot more definition with these strings on my axe.

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    great for old jazz guitars

                    By Johnny

                    from Missouri

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

                    These are just what the doctor ordered... brighter cause of a smaller gauge...

                    wound 3rd cause it is going on an old acoustic with a pickup...

                    and less tension cause it is an old guitar... puts less stress on the bridge...

                    smooth = less fret wear etc...

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Strings

                    By Pop

                    from AR

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

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

                      Always good products

                       
                      5.0

                      Great strings.

                      By Bill

                      from La Vista, NE

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Practicing

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

                      Bought these for my Les Paul Standard. Great tonal quality and very bright. The wound G string makes all the difference.

                       
                      5.0

                      Feel great, sound great

                      By Nick

                      from Missouri

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Practicing

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

                        These are the strings I've been looking for!

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