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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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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.


Wound G string for a loud, thick middle.

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 38 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (15)
  • Consistent (12)
  • Well built / quality (10)
  • Long life (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), 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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

For Blues, Jazz and Rock (not heavy metal)

By 

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.

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    5.0

    Great Strings

    By 

    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

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      5.0

      best strings ever

      By 

      from Fredericksburg, Texas

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      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 

      from Cornville, 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

          By 

          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...

            By 

            from So. ME/Central FL

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            Verified Buyer

            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

                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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