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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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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.


The string for those who like to bend their notes.

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

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

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (39)
  • Consistent (38)
  • Long life (29)
  • Well built / quality (28)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (32)
  • Practicing (28)
  • Back-up (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (19)

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

XL's make the world a better place

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from San Diego

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      My go-to strings for 30 yrs and counting! MF rocks!

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      4.0

      Not bad

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      from NY

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      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Breaks Easy
      • Not Consistent

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

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

      Good strings overall but the high E sometimes has to be replaced within a few days. Its hit or miss. Sometimes its great others it seems to come unwound and breaks. You need to have some high E strings in reserve

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      5.0

      One and Only String Set.

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      from Lantana, Florida

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      Pros

      • Flexible
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

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

        Got tired of stiff Carvin 9-42s and tried these D'Addario 9-42s. Why not add softer feel to perfectly good tone?

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        5.0

        yes

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        from Iowa

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          their very good

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          4.0

          What I expectd

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          from Porland, OR

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

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

            Good strings, what I expected. I use a hybrid string pattern...9's on the high 3 strings, low end 10's on the bottom three strings. This gives me a solid bass sound (we don't have a bass player) combined with easy bending on the high end.

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            5.0

            great product,the best price,quick delivery.the best

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            from Atlanta

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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):

              Consistent guaging,never dead strings.When it comes to my guitars,I don't spend time tuning and adjusting.I just string them and play them.

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              5.0

              Long lasting strings

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              from Scottsdale, AZ

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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):

                Starting using these after I read that Susan Tedeschi uses them. They last much longer than the Ernie Ball strings I was using. Love the sharp TWANG when they're new, and they keep that sound longer than other strings. I'll buy them again.

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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 Key West, 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

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                    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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