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D'Addario EXL120+ Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings 

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Gauges 9.5-11.5-16-24-34-44..D'Addario EXL120+ Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings employ round wound, nickel-plated steel wrap wire that deli...Click To Read More About This Product

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One of the most popular strings by one of the most popular string makers.

Gauges 9.5-11.5-16-24-34-44..

D'Addario EXL120+ Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings employ round wound, nickel-plated steel wrap wire that delivers bright, true sound, great stretchability, and long life.

D'Addario is the world's largest manufacturer of musical instrument strings. Many top guitarists won't play any other brand. Regardless of your playing style, D'Addario has a set that's right for you!


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D'AddarioEXL120+ Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 58 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (27)
  • Consistent (23)
  • Long life (17)
  • Well built / quality (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (18)
  • Practicing (16)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Different scale lengths, different strings! Try it

I have a Les Paul and a Strat. These guitars are like night and day when it comes to sound and feel. When it comes to sound each is unique which is why we...Read complete review

I have a Les Paul and a Strat. These guitars are like night and day when it comes to sound and feel. When it comes to sound each is unique which is why we all like them. But they have a different feel when the same string gauge is put on each guitar and that is due to their scale lengths. A Les Paul is 24 3/4" scale and a Strat is 25 1/2. When you put 10's on a Strat they feel tighter then on a Les Paul. I found it frustratingly difficult to go from one to the next. I looked into it and calculated the string tension of different gauge sets for both guitars and found that putting the D'addario EXL120+ (9.5's) on my Strat that the string tension closely matched that of 10's on the Les Paul. When I tested this out on the guitars I was amazed at how much alike the two guitars felt. String bends were more accurate and playing more rewarding. If anyone has a preference of one guitar to another because of how the strings feel, I recommend trying different size sets to match the tension that that does feel good in your hands. More guitars will feel better and that only means...now you can have a bigger arsenal of guitars. We all like having more guitars!!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wear out WAY too Quickly

I've had these strings on my Telecaster for 5 days and they already show significant signs of wear. They actually showed some in the two spots I played most (I was working on a...Read complete review

I've had these strings on my Telecaster for 5 days and they already show significant signs of wear. They actually showed some in the two spots I played most (I was working on a particular solo at the time) after less than 24 hours. Brand new, the tone was OK and the feel was about average, but after less than a week they look like some strings do after months. I may have gotten a dud, but as for the set I got, they were just plain awful.

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5.0

Good for Short Fingers

By armondo

from Utah

Verified Buyer

Comments about D'Addario EXL120+ Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

I've been using D'Addario EXL 110 nickel 10 gauge on my low action Gibson Angus Young SG. I have short thin fingers (2¼ " long pinky) with a heavy touch on both fretting and picking. I had buzz with some low fret bar chords, and reaching with my pinky, so decided to try these 9.5 gauge. They are easier to play, and do help eliminate the buzz, especially when reaching with my pinky. They sound about the same as the 10's. I did have to loosen the truss rod 3/16 turn to eliminate buzz on the low E string.

 
5.0

I plan on buying more of these.

By Skua

from Nazareth, PA

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario EXL120+ Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

      I typically use 10's but have tried a variety of 9's (which always seem to break too easily.) This 9.5 set sits right in the middle and feels really good on my Strat and they sound great. I cannot yet comment on how long they last but I've used D'Addario strings before and been satisfied with their life span. All 6 strings are coiled in a single sealed pouch which makes you pay a little closer attention when re-stringing.

       
      5.0

      use these strings exclusively.

      By Dean B

      from Yuma AZ

      About Me Professional Musician

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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:

        Live gigs and practice. Even volume across all strings, bend easy and stay in tune.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        9.5 XL's

        By JP

        from Texas

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario EXL120+ Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          The 9.5 gauge works very well for my application...my band tunes down 1/2 step to save wear and tear on the vocals but 9's get too slinky...with the 9.5's I still have something to dig into and when I tune standard to learn songs or play in another band, I don't get fatigued....I'm old so I don't have anything to prove as far as string gauge goes ; )

           
          5.0

          I enjoy these half gauge sets..........

          By soulman

          from Colorado

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Gigs
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario EXL120+ Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

            These are my go to nickel wrapped set. Nice tension and typical D'Addario dependability.

             
            5.0

            Would buy again

            By Always jamming

            from Allen texas

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Stay in tune, don't break easy

              Comments about D'Addario EXL120+ Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

              Always used 10's and these bend great and lower strings are like 10's. Perfect blend for my style

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Stay fresh packaging

              By Pluggy

              from North Carolina

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario EXL120+ Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                Had a pack that I bought about 4 years ago. Opened them up to see if they were usable. The packaging kept them in the same condition as the newest. Sound good for a lot of styles of playing.

                 
                5.0

                This in between gauge is PERFECT.

                By Robby T

                from Bradenton, Florida

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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:

                  I find the .009 set to be too light and the .010 set to feel a bit stiff. These feel just right; big bends are smooth and the tone is consistent. My only con is I wish I could buy them in bulk as I string all 10 of my guitars with them. Help me out D'adario please!

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wort a try

                  By The Count

                  from DeSoto, Tx.

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                  Comments about EXL120+ Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

                  They work fine on my Strat.

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Only strings I buy

                  By Ernie

                  from Derry Pa.

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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:

                    Best bang for the buck, hands down!

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