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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)
 
4.7

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (23)
  • Consistent (20)
  • Long life (18)
  • Well built / quality (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (18)
  • Concerts (14)
  • Back-up (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Novice (4)

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

WHAT DOES THE 3D STAND FOR

By PAUL

from OCALA,FL.

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    LEARNING

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    4.0

    Daddario EXL 120 Super Light

    By *****

    from Massachusetts

    About Me Novice

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        These are the strings that came with the Guitar, they sound good so I decided to stick with these for now.

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        5.0

        Great strings! buy alot of them!

        By stringking

        from Lindale,tx.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • no cons for me

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Studio work

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

        Use them on my guitars live and in the studio for many years now,can't go wrong with them!

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        5.0

        The best guitar strings to buy

        By joseph

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

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

        I always use D'Addario strings on my guitar. The strings last longer imo compared to other strings i have used.

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        5.0

        Keep using these because they are the best!

        By William

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

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

        I have used these strings for 30 years. Love them,always consistant quality.

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        5.0

        Used this brand for years.

        By Edd

        from galt, ca

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        good item

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        5.0

        I like them!

        By Robotman28

        from York PA

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        Ask me a question

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          Bang for the buck, these are good strings.

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          5.0

          Great deal

          By johnnie quest

          from columbus, ohio

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            I've used D'Addario strings for many years. They work for me.

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            5.0

            Wow! What a deal

            By John3697

            from Apache Junction, AZ

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            Ask me a question

            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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