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D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack

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Hefty ropes for the serious jazz archtop.

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

World-renowned as "The Player's Choice" among guitaristss of all genres and styles. XL strings are wound with nickel-plated steel, known for it's distinctive bright tone, excellent intonation 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 set that's right for you.


FEATURES
  • Player's choice
  • Nickel roundwound
  • Bright, lasting tone
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D'AddarioEXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack
 
4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (13)
  • Well built / quality (10)
  • Consistent (9)
  • Long life (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (9), Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The new standard

These strings are the new standard. With 11s, you get a great blend of playability, durability, and a tone that is warm and bright.

When I was a beginner,...Read complete review

These strings are the new standard. With 11s, you get a great blend of playability, durability, and a tone that is warm and bright.

When I was a beginner, I played 9s, then I moved up to 10s for a few years, and now, after about six months on 11s, I will never go back. The lighter gauges made my instruments seem like weaker, quieter, less soulful versions of themselves. By switching to 11s, the guitars' personalities have been revealed; they talk to me now. Even my Stratocaster has them, and the tuning stability with the two-point tremolo is fine.

Save some money by getting a ten pack, and keep practicing!

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EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack

They Work! But more importantly, Musicians Friend customer support is second to none!

They Work! But more importantly, Musicians Friend customer support is second to none!

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The new standard

By Aaron-f1G1k

from Phoenix

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Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

These strings are the new standard. With 11s, you get a great blend of playability, durability, and a tone that is warm and bright.

When I was a beginner, I played 9s, then I moved up to 10s for a few years, and now, after about six months on 11s, I will never go back. The lighter gauges made my instruments seem like weaker, quieter, less soulful versions of themselves. By switching to 11s, the guitars' personalities have been revealed; they talk to me now. Even my Stratocaster has them, and the tuning stability with the two-point tremolo is fine.

Save some money by getting a ten pack, and keep practicing!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best set I have ever used!

By Matt Kniser-MJTmb

from Oregon

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Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

After eight years of playing electric guitar and trying different strings I settled on D'Addarios. They last longer than any other string I have tried. In tone, playability and in tuning stability. Usually other packs would die on me in about a month. D'Addarios last for five months plus and the tone and the brightness is still there. They are amazing. I own a Gibson SG Special Faded and I decided to upgrade to 11's so I could get a really solid feel, bigger tone and so I could really rock. I also like to drop tune on occasion. I am really glad I went to 11's. They really make my SG sing. They are the most musical strings I have ever used. I play lead guitar at church and EXL115's provide me the flexibility to go from screaming leads, to suttle single note melodies with my delay pedal. They really bring out the best of my guitar. Allowing my guitar to play at it's full potential. They have really enhanced the lows and they have a smooth treble that is warm so it is not too overbearing. They really offer the perfect balance of tone and feel. I will never go back to another string. I love them.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid Strings

By Billsguitar

from Jersey Shore

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Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

D'Addario Strings are "the" choice of many musicians & they are a solid guitar string without a doubt.
These are good strings that produce the rich tones I need from my Gibson & G&L Legacy Guitars.
I live at the Jersey Shore which plays havoc on any guitar string when I do outdoor gigs... they stand up through the sweat & salt air.
I change strings before every gig I do which is 4 to 5 nights a week in the summer months because no guitar string can have a long life span here (NOT EVEN THE COATED).

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great set of strings!

By Les Landrum

from FL

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Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

I like the heavier gauge strings. 11 gauge set is about is high as I can go and still play in standard tuning. Like it says on the package, I play blues, jazz, and rock. I was using a set with 0.48 for the low E but I find that the 0.49 with the D'Addario exl 115 set gives me a little extra punch and clarity on the low end. D'Addario's sound great and seem to last longer.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lifetime User

By Paul Ramey

from West Virginia, or Embarrasingville

Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

EXL 115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Strings
Recycled packaging, Amazing quality product, Very reasonably priced, and if you use the excess string cut from your G string to stick into the drummers throne, it's been tested, and GUARANTEED it will stick him to the bone when he sits on it. What more could you ever want from your guitar strings I ask you?
EXL 115 Blues/Jazz strings are a perfect set of strings with environmentally friendly packaging is a huge plus in my book. Flashy packaging means nothing to me, but showing a moral resposibility to the environment does.
Throughout my 17+ years of playing on stage every single weekend 3-4 nights a week, I can count on one hand the faulty strings I've recieved from this company.
You get all the bang for your buck. Tone, and durability well above the other comparable brands.

 
5.0

Great product.

By Mike

from swansboro North Carolina

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

    Working strings

     
    5.0

    I've used many brands to-date. This is the one for my LP.

    By JabSTAR

    from SIngapore

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

        It's installed on my Les Paul. Play-ability and tonality is tiptop! No problem thus far

         
        5.0

        Good, good strings!

        By C.W.

        from Florida's Emerald Coast

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Can't play without them
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

          After over 40 years of playing I have not found guitar strings that are better and more economical than just "plain old" D'Addario strings. I use them on both acoustic and electric instruments. Paying high prices for strings just doesn't make sense to me. Strings don't make one a better player, and almost all of the "hype" about better sound, better value, etc. is just "hype" as far as I'm concerned! When these are on sale, you just can't lose - period.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I am surprised I haven't never tried them before.

          By Johnny

          from Rushville, IN

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Strong
          • Very satisfied with these strings.

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

              I play along with CD's and other music from the internet. I also record on a multi-track recorder. I have played the bar scene and parties in my younger days.

               
              5.0

              Warm. Mellow

              By David

              from Arlington, VA

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

                  I use them on my semi-hollow bodies to get a warm, darker sound.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  DEFINITELY WOULD BUY THIS AGAIN

                  By skinny vinny

                  from austin tx

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                  Pros

                  • Good Tone
                  • LOVE MY NICKEL WOUND STRINGS

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • LIVE GARAGE BAND

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

                    I BUY THESE STRINGS ANYWAY, BUT A BETTER PRICE JUST FOR BUYING 10 SETS IS GREAT

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Economical product that fits my needs.

                    By Lou "MYSTIC" Usher

                    from Clemson, South Carolina

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                    • NO CONS

                    Best Uses

                    • Live performances
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

                    The D'Addario XL guitar strings are an excellent medium gauge string (I don't much care for light gauge strings.....to me, they are too twangy). I change guitar strings frequently to maintain the quality of tone, my audience and I expect to hear. The 10 set pack meets my needs and is economical.....I buy all my guitar strings from Musicians Friend.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Deal !!

                    By Les51

                    from Fall River, Ma.

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                    Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

                    I'm a first time user for D'Addario EXL115. Bought these for my new Gretsch (11's are stock when you buy a Gretsch hollow body electric). They sound great ! So far, so good.

                     
                    5.0

                    Favorite Strings And in 10 Set Pack

                    By nb

                    from Way South Florida

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts

                      Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

                      I've used several brand of guitar strings over the years. Once I found D'Addarios I never bought another brand. I even started buying them for my acoustic guitars.

                       
                      5.0

                      They work

                      By EricD

                      from Denver, CO

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

                        First time i have used 11s, put them on my new jaguarillo. They have a nice warmth to them, and I like the extra sustain. Have had them on about three weeks, and they stay in tune pretty good, too.

                         
                        5.0

                        Overall An Amazing Product Everytime!!!

                        By Bluesman21

                        from Oceanside CA

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

                            Some of the best, most comfortable strings on the market. If you play blues or rock, here is your string. For the price nothing compares. These strings last the longest and have the best tone for the gauge that I use. Go out and try a few diff gauges you will find that you will love the consistent quality and sound that this brand brings to the table time and time again. Its the players choice!

                             
                            5.0

                            My favorite electric guitar strings

                            By Beauregard Hooligan

                            from Stockton, Ca.

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Gigging
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

                              I'm not a pro as I don't get paid, but I gig with frinds bands at least 4 nights a week, and when not doing that, play at least 2 hours a day at home. I've been playing for 46 years and have tried almost every string brand and these strings stand up to this heavy use. They are the go to strings for my Gibson ES-335, and Ibanez AS-73 and AG-75, but I also use them on my Strats and Teles. These strings have such a clean bright sound, resist corrosion and fit my string bender style so well that I buy them in 10 packs. These are the best strings I have found for my needs.

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              the only stings i use

                              By Wadda Log

                              from New York

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                              Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

                              the only strings i use

                               
                              5.0

                              Strings... Yay.

                              By Caleh

                              from Rehoboth Beach, DE

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                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Good Tone
                              • Long Life
                              • Strong

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Concerts

                                Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

                                Dont have much to say about strings, but hey. Their nice and strong, have a nice feel and sound. I would reccomend these to the lead guitarist.

                                 
                                5.0

                                Solid strings, Great sound

                                By Lalo

                                from Gardner, Co.

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                                Pros

                                • Good Tone
                                • Long Life
                                • Strong

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use

                                  Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack:

                                  Oh yeah!!! These are the nicest strings I've used in a long time. They're strong and they hold their brilliance and do not lose their tuning with bending or capos. I like the thicker diameters.

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