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

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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 90 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (57)
  • Good tone (56)
  • Long life (43)
  • Well built / quality (42)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (47)
  • Practicing (42)
  • Back-up (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (33), Professional musician (29)

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

 

Would not buy again from MF

Love D'addario strings, but MF strings are NOT "fresh", they have been going dead after 2 gigs, & some even dead right out of package?! Complained to...Read complete review

Love D'addario strings, but MF strings are NOT "fresh", they have been going dead after 2 gigs, & some even dead right out of package?! Complained to D'addario, they sent me a freshly made set of strings, BIG difference!!! Although a good price, don't know if I will buy these from MF anymore???

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I use these exclusively

By Guitarman

from USA

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

These strings typically will play at high quality for 3 to 4 band jobs. I do wipe them down after each set with Finger Ease. For those playing at home they seem to last forever.
Without a doubt the best sounding, longest lasting and best value of any brand on the market. Playing in a weekend band I need strings that sound great, don't break and have great intonation, These are it. I have used other brands but always come back to these.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great deal

By MasterVol.4

from New York

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Use on my fender strat exclusively

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      10 sets at a time

      By bad soup

      from loveland co.

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      Pros

      • Consistent

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        the best prices on ten sets I own 15 guitars I buy 9's and 10's

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Long lasting strings

        By Thomas

        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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          BIG Sound with Extra Light Strings

          By Guitarman

          from Kentucky

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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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Lifetime D'Addario user

              By Dean

              from Minnesota

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              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!

              (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...

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  I've always loved these strings, but

                  By Stogi

                  from Sant Rosa, Ca

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

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

                    I've been using these strings for years with no problems until recently. On three sets out of a ten pack of light gauge strings that I bought, the high E string has come unwound at the ball end. You start noticing the E going flat a lot and then you can't keep it in tune due to the slipping until it eventually unwinds. I've never experienced this on any set of 10's I have bought and I am hoping that maybe it was just a bad batch.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    holy cheap

                    By DeAtHpAcT

                    from Rutland, VT

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

                    Seems too good to be true to me. Those are the strings I always buy at my local music store and the deal with buying the 10 pack off here is awesome. I did the math and it comes out to be half as much as I'd spend at the store.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Strings

                    By Dave Sink

                    from U.S of Earth.

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

                    I'll try differnt strings from time to time, but I perfer the darrios. Play angry my friends.
                    I love em'. I saved the boxes for years for the players points. I got over 400 points. To bad they dont have anything cool to get with them. Oh well. Still these are my favorite strings.I buy em by the 10 pack.
                    Consistant. When my intonation starts to stray I just throw a new set on and its back to perfect.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I use these exclusively.

                    By Dennis E.

                    from Hornell, NY

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

                    I have been playing in Rock bands for about 35 years now. I have tried all kinds of different strings, but keep coming back to the XL 120's. They are by far the best strings I have used for clarity, staying in tune, and longevity. I would recommend these strings to any player, from beginner to pro. These strings out perform strings that are twice the price. When ever I get a new guitar, off come the stock strings, and on go these babies!

                     
                    5.0

                    D'Addario Strings work for me

                    By Stratman

                    from Simi Valley, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        These are guitar strings. I used .9's on a couple of my guitars. They work.

                         
                        5.0

                        My Go to strings

                        By AC Steel

                        from Glenside, PA

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts

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

                          These are on most of my instruments and are my go to set.

                           
                          5.0

                          EX strings have bought 10 pk many times like them a lot

                          By Lee

                          from Millsboro DE

                          About Me Professional Musician

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • I use these on 6 guitars all the time

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

                            The best

                             
                            5.0

                            Been using since 1974 and will not leave the brand

                            By David

                            from Pensacola Fl.

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            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):

                              Been using these strings since 1974 and I never will leave the brand

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Strings

                              By Hank Waters

                              from Rockport, Texas

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              See all my reviews

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                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Good Tone
                              • Long Life
                              • Strong

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Concerts

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

                                These strings always play in tune and intonation is always accurate no matter how long the strings are on the guitar.

                                (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                I would not purchase this sting.. NO Way

                                By Tom

                                from Ohio

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Not Consistent
                                  • Poor Tone Quality

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

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

                                  Never again will I purchase these strings again what Junk..

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Good sounding strings

                                  By Last Sunset Music.

                                  from Wy

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                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup
                                      • Concerts
                                      • Practicing

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

                                      Good strings sound great when new.

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