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D'Addario EXL116 XL Electric Guitar Strings Medium Top/Heavy Bottom  

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D'Addario EXL116 XL Electric Guitar strings are world-renowned as "The Player's Choice" amongst guitar players of all genres and styles. XL strings a...Read More

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D'Addario EXL116 XL Electric Guitar strings are world-renowned as "The Player's Choice" amongst guitar players of all genres and styles. XL strings are wound with nickelplated steel and are known for their distinctive bright tone and excellent intonation. This custom gauge set with medium gauges for the top strings and heavy for the low strings will give you clear voiced mids and highs with thunderous lows. Great for soloing.



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EXL116 XL Electric Guitar Strings Medium Top/Heavy Bottom

  • Gauges: 11-14-18-30-42-52
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D'AddarioEXL116 XL Electric Guitar Strings Medium Top/Heavy Bottom
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

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Pros

  • Consistent (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (5)
    • Back-up (4)
    • Concerts (4)
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    4.0

    Excellent Strings, Great for Downtuning

    By SixStringScholar

    from Way Up Heah, Maine

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EXL116 XL Electric Guitar Strings Medium Top/Heavy Bottom:

      I bought these strings for 25" and 24.75" guitars tuned to D standard and Drop C.

      These strings maintain the same tension, to within a pound, as a 10-46 set tuned to E standard. I've had no problems with intonation.

      The strings break in well, and have a nice tone to them.

      I play mostly rock of all types and dabble in metal.

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      5.0

      Sound great

      By Daveyboanz

      from Long Island NY

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EXL116 XL Electric Guitar Strings Medium Top/Heavy Bottom:

        They sound feel and play great

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        5.0

        Reliable strings!

        By Terrell Johnson

        from North Carolina

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario EXL116 XL Electric Guitar Strings Medium Top/Heavy Bottom:

          These are great strings, though they take awhile to break in, but once you get past that stage these are wonderful. I've used D'alddario's strings on all of my guitars for the past 2 1/2 years and haven't had any snap on me while tuning or playing. They last a pretty good while, I usually switch mine every 3 or 4 months cause I miss the feel of new strings rather than the strings give out, but they will hold up for longer I'm sure. Plus, they have a nice bright tone, so it pairs nice with warmer woods and darker voiced pickups for a nice heavy metal sound, they also work great for cleans don't get me wrong. I've used these in my high school jazz band and they play and feel better than any of my friends guitar strings to be honest, but give these a go if you want strings that'll reach beyond your expectations.

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          5.0

          BUY THESE

          By Terrell Johnson

          from North Carolina

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Feel Great
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Smooth
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing
            • Shredding

            Comments about D'Addario EXL116 XL Electric Guitar Strings Medium Top/Heavy Bottom:

            I got these at a local music store and as soon as I got home I stringed these babies through my Ibanez and after doing the whole 15 minute re-stringing routine I plugged my baby into my friends Orange amp and they sounded amazing. Has the right amount of brightness without taking away the nice warm tones on the clean channel. They also feel wonderful to play on. I had some GHS strings on before, but after trying these they are smooth, fast, and balanced in string tension. I'll never buy any other strings except D'Addario!

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            5.0

            Solved the problem

            By NKBC

            from Treasure Coast, FL

            Comments about D'Addario EXL116 XL Electric Guitar Strings Medium Top/Heavy Bottom:

            Guitar: heavily customized MIM Strat. Was playing in standard E dropped D then went to standard D dropped C. Needed to tighten that C so decided to purchase the EXL116s. Took a little getting used to but bingo, problem solved.

            I always loved D'Addario strings. Still do.

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            5.0

            My favorite strings

            By Ampbox

            from USA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good feel
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario EXL116 XL Electric Guitar Strings Medium Top/Heavy Bottom:

              D'Addario XL strings are well-known for their consistency, intonation, value, and this set is no different.

              Double the life and double the tone. Optimized for standard tuning and detuning, these strings suit the tunings I like from standard to C# standard tuning.

              These make my lightweight Basswood Jackson guitar sound so much better!

              D'Addario XL 11-52's for life!!!

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              5.0

              Great strings, very versatile gauge

              By CreepingSeth

              from Northwest PA

              Comments about D'Addario EXL116 XL Electric Guitar Strings Medium Top/Heavy Bottom:

              I recently tried these on my 24.75" and they're great. 75% of the time I'm tuned E flat and 25% of the time I'll used drop D or open D tuning . I found the low E string too flabby for when I used EXL115's (11-49) or any gauge that were lighter than 11-50. The higher plain strings seem a little to loose for my taste when in DGCFAD tuning and are a little too stiff for E standard, but sound great. These are a great hybrid gauge, try 'em out if you get a chance.

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              5.0

              I've Tried Them All

              By Randy Fricke

              from Wisconsin USA

              Comments about D'Addario EXL116 XL Electric Guitar Strings Medium Top/Heavy Bottom:

              See above.
              D'Addario strings are the most consistent strings I 've found to date. I'm pretty diligent in regard to maintaining my gear so wiping the strings down my special string cleaning juice keeps my D'Addario strings bright and true.
              Best string ever IMHO.
              @ $3.05 per set from MF you cannot go wrong!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome for Dropped C

              By jmbullet

              from Drummondville, QC

              Comments about D'Addario EXL116 XL Electric Guitar Strings Medium Top/Heavy Bottom:

              I use these strings on my ESP LTD F-250 and they sound awesome. I play anything from Children of Bodom to Cradle of Filth... These strings provide great sustain and are highly playable. They stay in tune very well, even when I abuse the floyd rose. I have to replace them about once a month, even though I play a lot. I am in a band and we play a lot of shows. I've never had one of these strings break on me, even when they're old. I just change them when they start to feel loose.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great strings

              By Anonymous

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about D'Addario EXL116 XL Electric Guitar Strings Medium Top/Heavy Bottom:

              I bought 2 packs of these strings about 6 months ago and they are great and smooth. Though they say they are made for standard and drop tunings, they sound great in standard and drop D but in drop C it wasnt that great, the sound for me wasnt clear and bright enough tone, just because the strings i had on before these were amazing and sounded pro like and I'm still just use to those. Overall great strings for standard and drop D.

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