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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 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (20)
  • Consistent (17)
  • Well built / quality (14)
  • Long life (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Concerts (10)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), 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

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.

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    5.0

    nice step above 10's

    By bigfoot

    from Az.

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    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

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      4.0

      Good Value

      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.

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      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.

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          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

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              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.

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                5.0

                For Blues, Jazz and Rock (not heavy metal)

                By ewhitestone

                from Napa. Ca.

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                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.

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                  5.0

                  Great Strings

                  By Moe

                  from Phoenix

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                  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

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                    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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                    4.0

                    Wound 3rd

                    By Brian

                    from undisclosed

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        I like these strings for their tone, their price and the wound G. I'd prefer a pure nickel wrap rather than nickel plate but they do their job.

                        The wound strings are rather bright when new but this tones down with use so gives them a reasonably long life between changes.

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