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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

The best balance of long-life, high-enough tension to make the guitar sing, and easy playing. Order a passel of 'em today!

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D'AddarioEXL115W Nickel Blues/Jazz Wound 3rd Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.9

(based on 35 reviews)

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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

    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

    By DDawg

    from Sedona, AZ

    About Me Experienced

    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

        By ToneHead23

        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 Big Al

        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

          Comment on this review

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Sound great on a T5

          By JDOLAN

          from ALABAMA

          About Me Professional Musician

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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...

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Only D'addario...

          By rockinstephen

          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 ironman911

            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 Key of Sea

              from Dunnellon, FL

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              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!

                By Bill

                from Ozark, MO

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                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 JDOLAN

                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

                    By jazz.fred

                    from Carlisle, PA

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                    Verified Buyer

                    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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