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D'Addario EXL117 Medium Top/Extra-Heavy Bottom, Nickel-Wound Electric Guitar Strings  

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D'Addario XL Nickel-Wound electric guitar strings are world-renowned as "the player's choice" amongst players of all genres and styles. XLs are preci...Read More

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Electric guitar strings ideal for players who drop tune down to D and want to retain a comfortable playing tension.

D'Addario XL Nickel-Wound electric guitar strings are world-renowned as "the player's choice" amongst players of all genres and styles. XLs are precision-wound with nickel-plated steel on a hex-shaped core, resulting in electric guitar strings with a distinctive, bright tone and excellent intonation. This set is medium top/extra-heavy bottom gauged and optimized for Drop D tuning.

Gauges: 11-14-19-32-44-56



Get replacement strings designed for players who drop tune or prefer heavier gauges when you order a set or two of D'Addario's EXL117 electric guitar strings today.

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D'AddarioEXL117 Medium Top/Extra-Heavy Bottom, Nickel-Wound Electric Guitar Strings
 
5.0

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Long life (6)
  • Well built / quality (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (5)
    • Practicing (4)
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    5.0

    Great for Lower Tuning

    By Jeffrey Hester

    from Oklahoma

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario EXL117 Medium Top/Extra-Heavy Bottom, Nickel-Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

        D'Addario makes some of the best sounding strings in my opinion. They sound crisp and clear. The feel is nice and and clear. I stretch them really good when I put them on, then they stay in tune really well.

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        5.0

        Excellent strings!

        By Tommi

        from Kuusamo,Finland

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Sound
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario EXL117 Medium Top/Extra-Heavy Bottom, Nickel-Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

            Been using these strings for sometime now. Mainly i use C# standard and drop B. Excellent strings!

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            5.0

            What I stick to

            By Joseph316

            from Rumford, RI

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario EXL117 Medium Top/Extra-Heavy Bottom, Nickel-Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

              D'Addario is the most consistent brand of strings I've used. They don't break. I tune in variations of E standard with this set of strings, I prefer Heavy gauge strings for everything I do. E standard, drop D, B(BADGBE), DADGAG. etc.

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              5.0

              Love these strings!!

              By Gerg

              from Pennsylvania

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario EXL117 Medium Top/Extra-Heavy Bottom, Nickel-Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

                I have played in drop C for years and could not find the right strings that gave me everything I needed. I used ghs boomer Zack Wylde's until these came out, ever since I tried the 117's I have been hooked. Not too loose or tight on the top or the bottom, just right.

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                5.0

                Very Nice Tone - Allows Lower Action

                By Marktgt

                from Eagle River, WI

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about D'Addario EXL117 Medium Top/Extra-Heavy Bottom, Nickel-Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

                  Put these on an ES335 and a full body, f-holed, and single cutaway electric guitar. Was able to lower the action on both guitars due to the heavier gauge of the bottom strings. Faster play, but I can still bend the strings if I need to.

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                  5.0

                  Nice strings

                  By Spencer

                  from Simi Valley, California

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL117 Medium Top/Extra-Heavy Bottom, Nickel-Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

                    I bought these strings since I needed the extra tension and it works. I got the down to drop A# without them getting to floppy.

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                    5.0

                    Best strings for an ibenez RG in drop c

                    By metalsoloist91

                    from EA Ohio

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Long Life
                    • Quality

                    Cons

                    • Out Of Stock

                    Best Uses

                    • Whatever You Want

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL117 Medium Top/Extra-Heavy Bottom, Nickel-Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

                    i have been using these for a while on my RG in drop C and i went to the next heavier set of strings and they were waaaay to heavy, stick with these in drop C and you will be happy. the tension is to high for drop D for me.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great for metal

                    By Jbarlowe

                    from Baltimore,MD

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about D'Addario EXL117 Medium Top/Extra-Heavy Bottom, Nickel-Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

                      These string are amazing, I play in C# Standard playing songs from band like Dying Fetus,and Suffocation etc.The guitar I use is Esp/Ltd mh-1000.The lowest I would tune these is B standard maybe drop A, personalty its to loose at drop A but barley enough for B Standard,the highest I would tune with these is D standard they are pretty tight but not to tight. These strings never break, they just get to old and I have to change them. But after awhile the G string has trouble staying in tune, but when you get to the point when it isn't staying you probably should have changed them arleady.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      EXL117 Medium Top/Extra-Heavy Bottom, Nickel-Wound Electric Guitar Strings

                      By Trevor Soule

                      from Portland, OR

                      Comments about D'Addario EXL117 Medium Top/Extra-Heavy Bottom, Nickel-Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

                      I like these strings and have nothing bad to say. They stay in tune, they intonate great, and they sound great.
                      The perfect set of strings for tuning in B.
                      These strings intonate better than any strings i have used tuning in B.
                      I buy these strings only from Musicians Friend, they have the best price. They are definitely worth the money.

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      WOW!!

                      By Fluff

                      from Seattle

                      Comments about D'Addario EXL117 Medium Top/Extra-Heavy Bottom, Nickel-Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

                      Why isn't this set more popular? If you use a Drop C or Drop B tuning, these are your strings. There is still very nice string tension and no flop without feeling like you are playing piano wire. Get these.

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