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D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (3-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
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D'AddarioEXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (3-Pack)
 
4.6

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (26)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (17)
  • Long life (15)
  • Consistent (14)
  • Well built / quality (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (14)
    • Back-up (12)
    • Concerts (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (17)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Strings!

    I bought these strings a couple of weeks ago and absolutely love them. I have tried pretty much all brands of strings out there, and until just recently used Dean Markley strings exclusively....Read complete review

    I bought these strings a couple of weeks ago and absolutely love them. I have tried pretty much all brands of strings out there, and until just recently used Dean Markley strings exclusively. I figured I would give these a try. I have always had trouble with my guitar strings getting a sticky feel to them after a few days of use. These strings have remained with a nice slick feel since putting them on a Les Paul and a Fender Stratocaster. They have a great sound that is not too bright. They sound super on bridge position with distortion, and neck position for smooth solo playing. I will continue to buy these for my four guitars along with the Dean Markleys. Give them a try if you are considering a different guitar string brand.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not very strong, not holding tuning

    I have been having problems with the EXL 120s lately, especially on my Les Paul and '61 reissue LP SG. Those two instruments have been rock solid in tunign for years. Both have...Read complete review

    I have been having problems with the EXL 120s lately, especially on my Les Paul and '61 reissue LP SG. Those two instruments have been rock solid in tunign for years. Both have TonePros System 2 TOM and aluminum stop bar. Could not maintain tuning in either instrument, especially low E, D, and G strings. Tuning machines are Grover Klusons 18:1 too. I have a rack test instrument with no pups to see if I was doing something wrong, but found by slightly overwinding that they come apart at the ball end, and pretty easily too. Went to Ernie Ball Stainless,and problem is solved. Don't see how D'addario can claim "consistent quality and intonation" when they won't stay in tune in the first place. Cheap strings=headaches. Don't buy them.

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    5.0

    Wow! What a deal

    By JOHN3697

    from Apache Junction, AZ

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good As Elixir Nano
    • Good Price
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

      I was able to buy 3 sets of these XL's for less than the price of one pack of Elixir Nanos. I've found them to be every bit as good as the Elixirs, which I have always thought were the best strings I ever played. I won't say these are better, but the price was very inviting and I'm not disappointed.

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      5.0

      Easy on the fingers~

      By Green-Shanks

      from Livingston, Al

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong
      • Work As Advertised

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

          I will continue to use these!

          BGB

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          5.0

          Love the D'A's

          By Monte Self

          from California

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

            I see they now have a deal for like 389 a pack containing a free high E string, it would be great to have a 3 pack like this containing an extra E,B,G string with the same deal at 999.

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            5.0

            Best way to buy strings

            By RMJSTUDIO

            from Washington DC

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing
              • Studio

              Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

              buy far the best way to buy, you would think larger quanitys, would cost less.

              So yes the 10 pack of the same strings cost more.

              I like that there is only one sealed bag allso, saves clean up and garbage.

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              4.0

              MY GO TO STRING SOLID PERFORMER

              By NICKLEFRET

              from NH

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              Pros

              • Consistant Quality
              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

                BEEN USING THIS BRAND AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER

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                5.0

                VERY GOOD STRINGS

                By aircooledbilly

                from DYER, TENNESSEE

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                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

                    These strings feel great and have a good sound. No string whistle. I love this brand.

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                    5.0

                    exl nickel super light guitar strings

                    By jim124

                    from port arthur tx

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                    • Breaks Easy

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

                    You'll are great ,the guitar strings are great

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                    5.0

                    Can't Get Enough !!!

                    By Mr. Guitar

                    from Appomattox, Va.

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Always Feel Like New
                    • Consistent
                    • Elasticreturns To Pitch
                    • Elastic Returns To Pitch
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                    • Non

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Playing Guitar
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

                    I've used Dean Markley, Ernie Ball, GHS Boomers, Gibson and Fender strings. I prefer these strings for their feel, tone and longevity.

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                    4.0

                    Dependable

                    By Roadman

                    from Lafayette, IN

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                    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 (3-Pack):

                      These are pretty good strings, nothing special that I have found. I have them on two guitars. I do a lot of heavy bends on the D and G strings and they stay in tune pretty well. Pretty much the same as the Ernie Ball strings I had been using. I'll buy more, especially at the multi pack sale price.

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                      5.0

                      excellent gauge for my use!!!

                      By JAMES .MC

                      from FLINT, MICHIGAN

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • I Always Buy D'addario
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings (3-Pack):

                        You can't beat these for price and quality! THANKS, Musicians Friend! James Mc.

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