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D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack

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Hefty ropes for the hefty tone.

Gauges 11-14-18-28-38-49.

World-renowned as "The Player's Choice" among guitarists of all genres and styles. EXL strings are wound with nickel-plated steel and known for their distinctive bright tone and reduced fret wear. EXL115s are among D'Addario's most popular round-wound, nickel-plated electric guitar strings.

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 string set that's right for you. This is a three-pack.

FEATURES
  • Nickel-plated steel roundwound
  • High carbon hex steel core

The best balance of long-life, high-enough tension to make the guitar sing, and easy playing. Order today!

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D'AddarioEXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack
 
4.8

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (23)
  • Consistent (21)
  • Long life (17)
  • Well built / quality (16)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (17)
  • Concerts (15)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EXL115 Strings

By Sid

from Tennessee

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Stay In tune

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

I have struggled to find a string that stays in tune on my Gibson Les Paul, this one does! The sound is strong and they are still bendable, although you will notice the difference between these and 10's. However you will get used to these quickly and will love the tone and staying in tune. They also will tune to Eb or open D tuning and then go back to standard tuning and still perform.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One of my all-time favorites

By Ryan V.

from Kansas

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Everything

Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

I've been using D'Addario since I was a kid. Now that I'm a more experienced player I find my strings lasting a LONG time. I can keep my strings on for a good couple of months of playing sometimes and they do well through the whole spectrum. I do a lot of hard bending and they just take it. Usually by the time I feel like I need to change my strings all of the treble side strings are fully dented from the frets all the way up the string, and I could still get some playing out of them. They keep their tone for a long time, and after the initial stretch they are very stable in tuning. I've tried several of the other popular brands and was let down by the quality and life.

Some other brands I've tried start out so bright I find myself having to change amplifier settings to roll it off, but then they darken up real bad. No such problems exist with D'Addarios. Sure their tone changes during their life, but it's a much smaller shift than other strings I've tried. E.B. might as well not exist as far as I'm concerned. Several other brands, too.

I've gravitated towards the EXL115's in the last few years because I feel like they're one of the most balanced sets. Having that thicker .011 E string and the standard .049 Bass E just keeps things nicely balanced. I play everything, too. Blues, Rock, Hard Rock, Country pickin...you name it I dabble in it. These strings do it all without issue.

The only thing driving me nuts is someone decided that it would be a good idea to wind them up in sets of 2 now (Example the E/A, D/G, B/E) which I hate because I have a certain way I usually string my guitars out of habit and it isn't in sets like that. That's a dumb problem, I know. Blame it on my OCD. Really that's my only gripe and it's barely even that.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings

By Bfoot

from Vancouver

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Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

These roundwound nickel plated steel strings have awesome tone. I play jazz on a strat with a maple neck and I like my tone as bright as possible without being twangy. These strings give me exactly that. I also like the tention of the 11s- high enough for strong single note lines but relaxed enough for bending and playing chords easily.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for Tuning Down 1/2 Step

By cjonesplay

from San Francisco, CA

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Slide guitar

    Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

    I used to play .11's when I was a kid, thinking that this is what the greats played and I just needed to get stronger hands. Well, I eventually figured out that the people who play these strings usually tune down 1/2 step, or at least that's what works for me. If you play .10's but want to improve your slide tone and playability, or just want to tune down you can usually just put these strings on without adjusting the action and they will work perfectly. I know this sounds very obvious to some people, but it took me 15 years to really figure out what these strings are for! Maybe I can help a young grom learn the ways of the Jedi a bit sooner...

     
    5.0

    Will definitely order these in the future

    By Rob

    from KY

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    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

      Completely satisfied with these strings

       
      4.0

      Great strings, great price.

      By None

      from Jacksonville, FL

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

        Good strings at a good price.

         
        5.0

        Great product... been using theses for years.

        By Toddy

        from Detroit, MI

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

          Been using these for years...

           
          5.0

          Best value for the money

          By Denny B

          from WISCONSIN

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

            I normally play a 1966 Guild hollow body electric. Being a mostly rhythm player the heavier string set is perfect for my needs. Great tone and I hardly ever break a string.

             
            5.0

            Good value

            By philrox

            from West Michigan

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

              The 3 pack is a good value

               
              5.0

              Love these strings

              By Philly Ca$h

              from Yonkers

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              Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

              These strings are great

               
              5.0

              Can't Find Better Strings!

              By C.K.

              from Florida's Emerald Coast

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                I have used D'Addario strings on all my acoustic and electric guitars for many years. Except for an occasional set of Ernie Balls - when I can't get D'Addario - I hardly use anything else. The EXL115s are very good if you want a full sound and still have good flexibility.

                 
                5.0

                Great Strings for any jazz box style guitar

                By Rockin RD76

                from PHX, AZ

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                  Back in 2008 or so, I bought my first 'jazz box' style guitar. To be succinct here, it was my first full bodied, electric with f-holes similar to Ibanez' George Benson model or Gibson's L-4 model, but minus the hefty price tag. Mine is a Washburn J-3. When I got the guitar, it needed fresh strings and after showing it off to my local music store, they suggested a set of D'Addario Nickle Plated 11's since I don't do much string bending. In my own application, they worked since I use 12's on my acoustics and 10's on my LP and Strat. After putting them on my J-3, the sound was great! These strings are clear, bright, but also full bodied in their tone. They were a great choice for this application. Plus, the price at MF is also a plus. SInce I don't use my jazz as often as my other guitars, these strings hold up well and long. Usually, the main reason for my changing them out is build up on the strings from my fingers or it's been over 6 months since the last string change.
                  In closing, these strings are good, reasonably priced, and a fine example of why D'Addario's are the #1 string choice out there.

                   
                  5.0

                  I LOVE these strings

                  By Gearedmah

                  from Traverse City, MI

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                      I've used D'Adarrio strings for a LONG time now. I'm not a professional, I'm not one of those people who MUST have the 'BEST OF THE BEST'...not that these are thus somehow inferior, I'm just clarifying my personal opinion? So...yeah, that's where I'm coming from.
                      Anyways, the price, longevity, tone, and just overall "does what I need it to do" make these perfect for my purposes. FYI, I play all genres and styles...I have single coil, humbucker, and P-90 guitars, and I put these strings on ALL of them! My personal favorites are the 10s and 11s (depending on which guitar I use...rhythm guitars get 11s, leads get 10s for easier and crazier bends.
                      Enough of my yapping, GET YOU SOME OF THESE as the kids say these days...or some days...or whatever...who knows. Hopefully, if nothing else, you've enjoyed my comments??
                      Get to jamming...make some good music! God know see need some good music these days!!! When did this review go off the tracks? Some time ago? Yeah...definitely longer than it shoulda been...LATER!!!
                      OH YEAH!!! Musicians Friend delivered these FAST!!! But then again, they ALWAYS deliver FAST... LOVE IT!!! Next best thing to buying same day at a local shop!!!

                      NOW I'm done!!

                       
                      5.0

                      Great strings

                      By Billy Crash

                      from Republic of Texas

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Individual string ends colored for ease of use
                      • Long Life
                      • Packed in plastic so won't corrode quickly
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Live play
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                        My favorite strings. Packed in sealed plastic sleeves so they won't corrode if you don't use them for a while. Ends are colored so it's easy to install.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great strings on my Jazzmaster

                        By Todd

                        from Chicago, IL

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                            These are the right price. I like heavier strings on my Jazzmaster and these work great and sound great.

                             
                            5.0

                            Won't use anything else!

                            By Rusty

                            from Houston,TX

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                                Took me a long time to switch from 10's, like decades! I'll never go back. Even, full tone & big bottom on a Strat with 5 springs.

                                 
                                5.0

                                nice strings

                                By dale57strat

                                from greencastle, pa

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                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Good Tone
                                • Long Life

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                                  nice strings. great sound.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Excellent Product

                                  By Dave

                                  from Kentucky

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                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Good Tone
                                  • Strong

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup
                                    • Concerts
                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                                    My favorite strings!

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    growing tone

                                    By HappyStrat

                                    from California

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                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Good Tone
                                    • Long Life

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                                      Never thought I would be playing 11's, especially on a Strat scale. For me I must bend, slide, whammy to get my solos to talk. Yet, after years I was finding myself overpowering 10's of all brands. My basic notes a little sharp sometimes and strings sliding out from under my fingers when bending. The 11's have been my god-sent. (i'm 6'4" with XL hands, maybe that's part of it). Have tried all know brands and the EXL 115's for me are the fastest, brightest (most new guitars come with pickups designed for 10's and smaller strings with less bass output.) and most expressive. The fact that they tune stable, have great intonation and are inexpensive are bonuses. I use a Fender H rounded triangle pick. Thank you Henry Garza for the inspiration!

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      GREAT STRINGS CONSISTENT QUALITY

                                      By NICKLEFRET

                                      from NH

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                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Good Tone
                                      • Long Life
                                      • Strong

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Backup
                                        • Concerts
                                        • I Play These Hard
                                        • Practicing

                                        Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                                        MY GO TO STRING

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