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D'Addario EXL120+ Nickel Super Light Electric Guitar Strings  

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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 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Long life (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (4)
    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

    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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    Not Too Good

    Yea, gona go back to the other brand again, the top 6th string sounds half dead already, and the 4th string won't stay in tune for very long. Overall, these strings have...Read complete review

    Yea, gona go back to the other brand again, the top 6th string sounds half dead already, and the 4th string won't stay in tune for very long. Overall, these strings have poor sound quality and they have to be tighter than usual to be in tune. I don't think they even try their own product before they push them out to the public. But for the cheap price, it was no great loss. Live and Learn.

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    5.0

    The Best electric strings

    By Zahdio

    from NJ

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Recording

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

      Down through the years I've used many types of strings and these are my strings of choice. They have a great sound and long life. I prefer to use a slightly lighter E & B, but always use D'Addario's. Really. Any time I have tried some other type of string, it has been a mistake. These are excellent strings and are priced fairly.

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      3.0

      Not Too Good

      By Stains

      from Topeka, Kansas

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • CHEAP price

      Cons

      • Out Of Tune Easily
      • Poor Tone Quality

      Best Uses

      • Dental Floss

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

      Yea, gona go back to the other brand again, the top 6th string sounds half dead already, and the 4th string won't stay in tune for very long. Overall, these strings have poor sound quality and they have to be tighter than usual to be in tune. I don't think they even try their own product before they push them out to the public. But for the cheap price, it was no great loss. Live and Learn.

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      2.0

      Wear out WAY too Quickly

      By QuadrophenicWHO

      from St. Louis, MO

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Breaks Easy

        Best Uses

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

          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

          Great Deal And Service

          By Tweedville

          from Florida

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

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

          I've always loved D'Addario quality---to be able to buy an in-between gauge is wonderful.They really nailed it.

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          5.0

          my go to string choice

          By Jackster

          from Vero Beach, Florida

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            I have been playing gigs for over 40 years. My string choice has changed from time to time. I found that the EXL120+ have fit my current musical situation.Heavy enough to give me a big sound when I am playing rhythm, and flexible enough to cut the leads. Just ordered 10 more sets for my LP and Strat...

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            5.0

            Great strings -Great price

            By Pete

            from Riverview Florida

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              Cons

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

                  A nice brilliant sound- used on an Epiphone Emperor with out an amp.

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                  5.0

                  Best deal in the world?

                  By Jethro Dull

                  from Marietta, GA

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday Play

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

                    Are you kidding me? This one's a no brainer. My favorite brand of electric guitar strings at the best price, with free shipping. You can get three sets here for the same price you'd get one set locally.

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                    5.0

                    Quality Strings, Good Price

                    By t4bz

                    from Kansas City, MO

                    About Me Novice

                    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:

                      Great strings. They maintain their tune and tone well. They are long lasting for me, too. Solid price through Musician's Friend.

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                      5.0

                      EXL 120+: Best Of Both Worlds -9 and 10

                      By Tonehunter

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • 10-gage String Tone
                      • 9-gage String Playability
                      • Best Of Both Worlds 910
                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Lasting And Reliable
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                      • Not Available Everywhere

                      Best Uses

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

                        I kept breaking the EXL 120, 9-gage strings(usually the high "E"). The 10-gage sounded great and never broke, but made my tremolo guitars feel much stiffer than I liked. The EXL 120+ set (9.5 gage) is proven to be the best of both worlds: the great tone and reliability of 10-gage strings and the playability and suppleness of 9-gage strings. After 2 years of playing the EXL 120+, I have yet to break a string (although I do change the strings every 3-4 weeks). I have installed them in all my guitars.

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                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Finally...

                        By MV

                        from VA, DC

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              These strings work great for both standard and E flat. I consider it a little loose for D tuning. I haven't had any string breakage since I got these, although it was rare even with the regular EXL120's. I've completely switched to these strings for all my standard tuned guitars, it's good stuff.

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