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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 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 19 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (6)
  • Concerts (6)
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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.

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      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.

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      5.0

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

      By Leee79

      from Midland, TX

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      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.

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        5.0

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

        By Big Bobby

        from 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.

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          5.0

          My favorite strings

          By Emre

          from undisclosed

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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.

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            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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              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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