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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

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 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (61)

  • 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 (45)
  • Consistent (44)
  • Long life (33)
  • Well built / quality (32)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (37)
  • Practicing (33)
  • Back-up (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (24), Professional musician (21)

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

My Go To Strings

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By Dwight

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Verified Buyer

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

Gigs & practicing. Good strings, great deal!

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5.0

I will continue to order D'Addario Strings

By Al

from Raleigh NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    I have been using D'Addarios since the 1970's and continue to be happy with their performance.

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    5.0

    best stringers ever?

    By Broken

    from Va Beach

    About Me Experienced

    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):

      how can you go wrong with D'Addario EXL120's ?? you cant.. ive used many different brands of strings over the years and for the last 15 years these have become the go to must have.. slinky, bright, warm and durable...i use them on my RG ibanez, both Strats with floyd rose's.. perfection..

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      5.0

      Strings

      By Guitar billy

      from Norwich ct

      About Me Experienced

      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):

        Excellant strings very good for bending & whammy bar & still stay in tune long life & good sound

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        5.0

        Definitely worth the money

        By Yannislaav

        from Denmark

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          No complaints with these strings, always on the mark

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          5.0

          best strings

          By BIG RICH

          from MTH, FLA

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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):

            great strings, great price when you get the 10 pack.....

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            5.0

            They are what they, strings, however these are top notch.

            By Nap

            from East coast, U.S.

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              Great for this price range. They break on occasion (usually E1) when super hammered on, but they are XL and usually they fine to the next change out @ 3-4 shows.

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              5.0

              XL's make the world a better place

              By Bill H

              from San Diego

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              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

                  By Jammin55

                  from NY

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  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.

                  By Colorado Slim

                  from Lantana, Florida

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  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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