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

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Overview
  • Player's choice
  • Nickel roundwound
  • Bright, lasting tone
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $86.20
  • Your Savings:
    - $46.41
  • Your Price:
    $3979

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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 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (45)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (27)
  • Good tone (27)
  • Long life (22)
  • Well built / quality (20)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (22)
    • Practicing (20)
    • Back-up (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (16), Professional musician (11)

    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 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.

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          5.0

          favorite strings!

          By JAMES .MC

          from FLINT, MICHIGAN

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          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!

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              (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.

                  Comment on this review

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great strings for the price

                  By Riff

                  from Gtown, WI

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

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

                    I change strings pretty often. Been using these for quite some time and have always found them to be reliable.

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                    5.0

                    THE Best

                    By Full Crib

                    from Orlando, FLA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • 80s Metal And Hard Rock
                      • 80s Metalhard Rock

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

                      I have used these strings for the past 20 years on everything from Kramers, Esp's, Charvels, etc to Ovation acoustic/electrics and have never been dissatisfied with the EXL120s. Here's a testament to D'Addario's great customer service...the last ten pack I purchased, I had mysteriously broken seven out of the ten .009 E strings during regular string changes. I sent them a courtesy email just to let them know they may have had an issue with this particular lot#, and within one week I had 10 new .009 E strings in my mailbox....now THAT is customer service. I will never buy another brand!

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