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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...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 03-08-2017

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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 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (11)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Long life (9)
  • Well built / quality (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Back-up (8)
  • Concerts (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Novice (3)

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5.0

Great

By Dom

from Chicago

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Using these on a short scale, Ibanez Mikro. They feel good, but I'm not anywhere near an expert. Tension feels good.

       
      5.0

      would buy again

      By Tom

      from Charlotte NC

      About Me Novice

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        always great experience

         
        5.0

        Ideal for dropped C

        By jmbullet

        from Montreal

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          I use these strings on my two ESP's in dropped C tuning. Both of these guitars have floyd rose bridges and these strings hold up really well and stay in tune. I've been using D'Addario strings for over a decade and I have always been satisfied with tone and quality. I also love the anti-rust packaging, I live in a very humid place and I've been given other brands of strings which didn't have that packaging and they rusted before I could even try them on, while I can keep an unopened pack of D'Addario's for years and they still look, feel and sound brand new when taken out of the package. I play metal and use my tremolo a lot.

           
          5.0

          Good strings

          By Brian

          from Garland, Utah

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            I use these strings mostly to play drop tuning--C or C#. They're the best "bang for your buck."

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Changing the .52 for a .56 make this set perfect for Drop C

            By Justin_lee2014

            from Union Grove, AL

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                For years I've been trying numerous gauges and brands of strings for playing in Drop C. I currently play 25.5 scale guitars, but used to play 24.75 which made finding the right strings difficult. I thought I found the right set when I started using the 10-52 set and replacing the 52 for a 56, but I started wearing out the 10s on top so I went for this set. The lower strings are beefy enough to handle riffs, but the .42 (A) and .30 (D) strings still give and breath enough for smoother playing. The 11s on top feel like 10s in standard which make them great for soloing or playing fuller chords. Definitely recommend this gauge.

                 
                5.0

                Great strings great price

                By Duwane

                from undisclosed

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

                Can't go wrong with these. Consistently great.

                 
                5.0

                If I needed a case, I would buy one without hesitation

                By Leee79

                from Midland, TX

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Live Shows
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

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

                  Great for practice and live when shredding the guitar, recording when a clean tone and maintaining tune is a must. XL, Extra long life while maintaining a consistent tuning. In my experience, these work very well for standard and various drop tuning.

                   
                  5.0

                  I've been using these strings for a couple of years now.

                  By Trebor

                  from Sandy Hook, Ct.

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Long Life
                  • Nice blend of heavy bass with med highs.

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

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

                    I formerly used .012's but like the bendability of the .011's with the heavier bass for the crunch and chord fullness.

                     
                    5.0

                    My favorite strings

                    By Cozzen

                    from Istanbul, Turkey

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                    Pros

                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

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

                      I change my strings very often so I don't care if it lasts too long.
                      I love its tone.

                       
                      4.0

                      Excellent Strings, Great for Downtuning

                      By SixStringScholar

                      from Way Up Heah, Maine

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                      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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