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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 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (13)
  • Consistent (10)
  • Well built / quality (8)
  • Long life (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (7)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (5)

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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4.0

Wound 3rd

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from Sedona, AZ

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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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      5.0

      Excellent for drop tune

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      from Alabama

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Recording

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

      I have played almost exclusivley Ernie Ball strings for 13 years. I started building my own guitars and wanted to maximize the potential of their sound. On recommendation of a good friend I tried these after using the EB Colbalts. WOW! Amazing sound! Almost like a blanket had been lifted from my guitars! So much clarity (a must for D#/C#) and bottom end with pleasing midrange! If you have any doubts, buy a pack and see for yourself!

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      5.0

      Great strings

      By 

      from Bristol, Va Nascar its Bristol Baby

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Really Like The 3rd Wound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anything Especially Blues

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

        Buy them, try them, you can't go wrong

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sound great on a T5

        By 

        from ALABAMA

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

        • May Have To Adjust Nut

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        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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        5.0

        Only D'addario...

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        from So. ME/Central FL

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

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

          I've used only D'Addario for many years now. My J Mascis Jazzmaster came with D'A' 010's and I ordered a set of .011's to get the feel I like. I also ordered a 2nd. set to try on my Tele. These come with a wound G string. These are what I'll be using from now on. The next time you change strings, try D'Addario...

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          rhythm friendly

          By 

          from jasper ga

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          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Church Worship Services
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            i primarily play acoustic, so when i switch to electric (les paul studio) i have a tendency to really "mash" the strings. because i play mostly rhythm these heavier gauge strings with the wound third have a more acoustic feel which is much more agreeable to my style of playing

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            5.0

            Bulk

            By 

            from Dunnellon, FL

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            Pros

            • Customer Service

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

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

              Very susprised that this string set is not offered in a '10-pack'; however, very pleased
              that the sales girl arranged a 10-pack package
              and gave me a 10% discount.

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              4.0

              Don't judge what used to be!

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              from Ozark, MO

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Have Yet To Discover Any

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              Have always used Fender 1550 before they stopped producing them. Hard to find a good set of Nickel Wound strings with a wrapped third string. These seem to be close to what I have been used to.

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              5.0

              Good compromise strings

              By 

              from ALABAMA

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              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I play a Taylor T5 a lot. I didn't like the feel of acoustic guitar strings on it; the tension just felt wrong. I also didn't like the abrupt transition in tone with the unwound g string on electric strings. These were a great compromise between the two. It's a little tough bending the g, but the smoother sounding chords make it worth it.

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                  5.0

                  A very fine Blues/Jazz string

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                  from Carlisle, PA

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Wel Defined Tone
                  • Wound 3rd Adds Smoothness

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

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

                    The EXL115W set is a very fine string for Blues and Jazz. The wound 3d gives a smoothness to the tone. Overall, the sound is just a bit on the bright side, but not overly so.

                    The overall tonal character is very well defined. I've been using these strings for at least 10 years and really like them.

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