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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 strrrrrrrretch 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 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (29)
  • Good tone (28)
  • Long life (23)
  • Well built / quality (21)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (24)
    • Practicing (21)
    • Back-up (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (16), Professional musician (13)

    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

    Great strings

    By Jer Dude

    from Indiana

    About Me Professional Musician

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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 Steelmanpa

      from Glenside PA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

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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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        5.0

        GREAT STRINGS

        By Georgiaboy3411

        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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          2.0

          muffled low end, dull highs

          By Chris

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Experienced

          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 JAMES .MC

              from FLINT, MICHIGAN

              About Me Experienced

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              Verified Buyer

              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 Kennyb

                from Up State NY

                About Me Professional Musician

                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!

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Lifetime D'Addario user

                  By Dean

                  from Minnesota

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                  • No Flaws Here

                  Best Uses

                  • Always Use These
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

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

                  Switched to D'Addario strings years ago after realizing they were one of the brands that returned my floating bridge to the same point with every re-string. Was a firm believer in 10's, but now once again having a floating-bridge guitar these 9's are the ticket!

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great for beginners like myself

                  By clissolo

                  from Spring Creek, NV

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

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

                    These are great for a beginner like myself. not so hard on your fingers which makes it easy to hit those notes...

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                    5.0

                    strings and sale price ?

                    By Joey Drada ,jaywalkers jamband .

                    from Chicago ,Il,

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Great Strings
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

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

                      When you order your strings from a sale catilogue make sure you tell the salesman the sale price !!!!!If you do not MF will charge full price .Now You are ....

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                      5.0

                      No brainer....

                      By High Roller

                      from Winchester, Tn.

                      About Me Experienced

                      Ask me a question

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Quality And Superb Sound
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

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

                      The 10 pack saves me a bundle and the quality can't be beat. I have tried several name brand strings but always come back to D'Addario EXL120.

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