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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 49 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (23)
  • Consistent (22)
  • Well built / quality (18)
  • Long life (15)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (14)
  • Practicing (13)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (8)

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

FINALLY!!

By REV

from Elmore, Ohio

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    Finally, my guitar doesn't sound like it's playing out of tune! The wound G strings don't overwhelm the rest of the strings now when I'm playing chords.

     
    4.0

    Industry standard

    By JB914

    from NYC

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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:

        By now, most players I'm sure are aware that D'Addario produces a fantastic variety of high quality strings. I type your others but know that I can always rely upon this brand. This particular set is for a fully hollow electric that I play a wide variety of styles on from jazz to early rock 'n roll. Totally fits the bill.

         
        5.0

        I buy all my strings from MF and a lot of other musical need

        By Sherm

        from Yucca Valley Ca.

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          I'm 80 years old, play three times a week.

           
          5.0

          yes would buy again

          By gus

          from rochester ny

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          Pros

          • Consistent

          Cons

          • I cant get these strings where I live

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

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

          I use this product on 6 different guitars an there the only one I use

           
          5.0

          Great, solid set of strings.

          By Bill

          from Chester, N.Y.

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          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

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            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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              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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                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

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                    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

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                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

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                        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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