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D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-Pack)   

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Gauges 09-11-16-24-32-42.World-renowned as "The Player's Choice" among guitar players of all genres and styles. XL guitar strings are wound with nick...Read More

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The string for those who like to bend their notes.

Gauges 09-11-16-24-32-42.

World-renowned as "The Player's Choice" among guitar players of all genres and styles. XL guitar strings are wound with nickel-plated steel, known for it's distinctive bright tone and excellent intonation. EXL120s are D'Addario's most popular round-wound, nickel-plated electric guitar strings.

D'Addario is the world's largest manufacturer of strings for musical instruments. Many top guitarists won't play any other brand. Regardless of your playing style, D'Addario has a string set that's right for you.


FEATURES
  • Player's choice
  • Nickel roundwound
  • Bright, lasting tone

Get a bunch, you know you'll need 'em.

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D'AddarioEXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-Pack)
 
4.8

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (33)
  • Good tone (32)
  • Long life (25)
  • Well built / quality (24)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (27)
  • Practicing (24)
  • Back-up (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (18), Professional musician (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great strings!

Both D'Addario and Ernie Ball make fine strings, I like them both but prefer D'Addario for my Les Pauls. Some folks think 9s are too light for Gibsons but I like 'em just...Read complete review

Both D'Addario and Ernie Ball make fine strings, I like them both but prefer D'Addario for my Les Pauls. Some folks think 9s are too light for Gibsons but I like 'em just fine. Try different strings, find out what YOU like..

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

muffled low end, dull highs

I've used D'Addarios 9-42 before, but being a long-time EB user, I decided to buy these strings. The tone is just flat. The bass-strings has a muffled low-end, and the treble...Read complete review

I've used D'Addarios 9-42 before, but being a long-time EB user, I decided to buy these strings. The tone is just flat. The bass-strings has a muffled low-end, and the treble strings has too much upper-mids (not in a musically pleasant way). It is sonically unbalanced across the board. It may sound good in certain amps, but for a Marshall or Marshall clones, the strings are just horrid. The strings feels like they're in their breaking point when doing bends. When my amp's master volume is raised up to 4, ear fatigue ensues. D'Addario is definitely not my cup of tea.

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5.0

BIG Sound with Extra Light Strings

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from Harrodsburg, Ky.

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Pros

  • and Durable
  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-Pack):

    I have been using these strings for years, many years!!! I like the tone on both my Les Pauls and my Strats and Tele. I like the way I can bend the strings when playing country and old rock. I did try the re-issue Gibson XLs on my Les Paul, but they weren't on very long - no match for my EXL120s. I'm yet to break a string.

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    5.0

    AWESOME STRING

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    from Florida

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Edgey
    • Good Tone
    • Hi Fidelity
    • Lively
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Everything
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-Pack):

      I use D'Addario's on the Gibsons because I love the tone reaction they have with hum buckers, I use Ernie Balls on the Fenders for the same reason for single coil pickups. I can't say enough good things about the magic that happens when D'Addario's are put on a Les Paul, they are a brite, lively string which compliments the tone of hum bucking pickups very nicely. The speed and ease of playing makes your fingers smile!

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      5.0

      Quality and consistency

      By 

      from Atlanta, Ga

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-Pack):

          Have been using these since the early 90's. I've never been disappointed in the sound or craftsmanship of these strings. They always deliver great tone and fairly long life. I use them on my fixed bridges, (Gibson SG), and Floyd Rose style (Ibanez RG550, 430sii). I also use these on my Strat and they have a much more even tone than the EB's. I've used a lot of different brands over the past 35 years these are by far the best overall.

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          5.0

          Best strings they are consistent

          By 

          from Eastern KY

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-Pack):

          Great quality at a great price.

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          5.0

          Great strings

          By 

          from Indiana

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          Pros

          • Consistent

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-Pack):

            What I like.

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            4.0

            Same as it ever was

            By 

            from Glenside PA

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-Pack):

              I started using the XL 09-42 set years ago and its on all of my instruments. Happy with regular strings and over the course of my life I have gotten a lighter touch and sweat less acidic sweat so my strings last longer and break very rarely

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT STRINGS

              By 

              from Tifton, GA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-Pack):

                I have been using Ernie Ball Slinky on my Tele. Think I have just found a new string. I write and sing Southern Gospel and Country Gospel and do a lot of string bending. These strings allow you to stay in tune while bending the B string without coming out of tune. Musicians Friend is my "Go Too" store for all my music needs. Thanks MF.

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                (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                muffled low end, dull highs

                By 

                from San Francisco, CA

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                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Tone Quality

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-Pack):

                    I've used D'Addarios 9-42 before, but being a long-time EB user, I decided to buy these strings. The tone is just flat. The bass-strings has a muffled low-end, and the treble strings has too much upper-mids (not in a musically pleasant way). It is sonically unbalanced across the board. It may sound good in certain amps, but for a Marshall or Marshall clones, the strings are just horrid. The strings feels like they're in their breaking point when doing bends. When my amp's master volume is raised up to 4, ear fatigue ensues. D'Addario is definitely not my cup of tea.

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    favorite strings!

                    By 

                    from FLINT, MICHIGAN

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-Pack):

                      These strings are perfect for my style of play! Great strings at a great price!!

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                      5.0

                      The best strings period

                      By 

                      from Up State NY

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (10-Pack):

                        After 30 years of using DiAddario strings I never tire of the amazing quality and sound, I have no interest in other strings, I need not try a suppose better product!
                        Give me these or give me nothing at all!

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