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D'Addario EXL115W Nickel Blues/Jazz Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings   

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Gauges 11-14-21w-28-38-49.EXL115Ws are among D'Addario's most popular round-wound, nickel-plated electric guitar strings.World-renowned as "The Playe...Read More

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Wound G string for a loud, thick middle.

Gauges 11-14-21w-28-38-49.

EXL115Ws 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, excellent intonation 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. Whether you play blues, jazz or rock, 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'AddarioEXL115W Nickel Blues/Jazz Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.9

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (21)
  • Consistent (18)
  • Well built / quality (15)
  • Long life (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (11)
  • Practicing (11)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sound great on a T5

I use these exclusively on my Taylor T5 and they do a great job. I didn't like acoustic bronze strings on it because of the increased tension, and regular electrics had too much timbre...Read complete review

I use these exclusively on my Taylor T5 and they do a great job. I didn't like acoustic bronze strings on it because of the increased tension, and regular electrics had too much timbre change between wound & unwound strings for my taste. These fit the best of both words. Tension is soft enough to bend 1/2 to whole step, but hard enough to strum well without abrupt sound change. They stay in tune really well, and don't have breakage problems. I also recommend D'addario Bronze for your acoustic and the Balanced Tension for your electric. D'addarios are all I've used for the past 10 years - they make great strings.
The only caveat I can give is that you MAY have to widen the g-string slot in your nut to accommodate the slightly thicker string and keep it from binding...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ehhhh...just not enough.

I went into a brief period of wanting to experiment with strings, and these sounded like they might be good. When I first put them on they were pretty good, nice feel and...Read complete review

I went into a brief period of wanting to experiment with strings, and these sounded like they might be good. When I first put them on they were pretty good, nice feel and tone and the wound 3rd string was ok. But they last about half as long as the strings I usually use, and lose a lot of spring really quickly. Personally I think Ernie balls are still where its at.

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5.0

Great, solid set of strings.

By Bill

from Chester, N.Y.

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts

    Comments about D'Addario EXL115W Nickel Blues/Jazz Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

    The wound, heavier third string does it for me. I love how it holds the tune better. Plus, I play 90% rhythm guitar and the 011's are much more powerful.

     
    5.0

    What an amazing improvement in tone and feel!!

    By Johnny O.

    from Oregon

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about D'Addario EXL115W Nickel Blues/Jazz Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

      Not sure about the longevity since I've only switched strings recently but the tonal difference, and feel, of these strings is a BIG improvement over my previous strings! I play mostly slide and these are rich and smooth sounding strings.

       
      5.0

      nice step above 10's

      By bigfoot

      from Az.

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EXL115W Nickel Blues/Jazz Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

        good so far stiffer than 10's

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Value

        By DDawg2

        from Cornville, AZ

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        Comments about EXL115W Nickel Blues/Jazz Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

        Nice tone on hollow body Gretsch guitars. Less so on Gibsons where pure nickel wrap is better on my ears.

         
        5.0

        Good Strings

        By Johnny

        from On the Spot

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario EXL115W Nickel Blues/Jazz Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

            Wound G is for me.

             
            5.0

            Good Strings. Great Price.

            By Johnny

            from On the Spot

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about D'Addario EXL115W Nickel Blues/Jazz Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

                Nickel wound strings on my acoustic with a soundhole pickup. Even response when amped. I like 'em

                 
                5.0

                Toss the G string twang

                By Ed C. in NC

                from Raleigh, NC

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario EXL115W Nickel Blues/Jazz Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I'm not SRV so I don't need 13 or higher, these are the best strings for my blues playing I have ever used.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  For Blues, Jazz and Rock (not heavy metal)

                  By ewhitestone

                  from Napa. Ca.

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL115W Nickel Blues/Jazz Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

                    If you haven't tried Electric Guitar strings with a wound 3rd, you're missing out.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Strings

                    By Moe

                    from Phoenix

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Church

                      Comments about D'Addario EXL115W Nickel Blues/Jazz Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

                      Great Sound

                       
                      5.0

                      best strings ever

                      By The Lonnie Lett Show

                      from Fredericksburg, Texas

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about D'Addario EXL115W Nickel Blues/Jazz Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings:

                      I've been a professional painter for 50 years.
                      I've using strings for 30 years. They are simply the best.

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