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D'Addario EXL130 Nickel Extra Super Light Electric Guitar Strings   

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Gauges 08-10-15-21-30-38.EXL130s are among D'Addario's most popular round-wound, nickel-plated electric guitar strings. World-renowned as "The Player...Click To Read More About This Product

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The string for those who like to strrrrrrrretch their notes.

Gauges 08-10-15-21-30-38.

EXL130s are among D'Addario's most popular round-wound, nickel-plated electric guitar strings.

World-renowned as "The Player's Choice" among guitar players of all genres and styles. XL strings are wound with nickel-plated steel, known for its distinctive bright tone, excellent intonation and reduced fret wear.

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 set of strings that's right for your electric guitar.

FEATURES
  • Player's choice
  • Nickel roundwound
  • Bright, lasting tone

Slinkier than a satin negligee, these strings will teach your fingers to fly. Order a batch today.

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D'AddarioEXL130 Nickel Extra Super Light Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good tone (6)

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  • Practicing (5)
  • Concerts (3)
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don't laugh

I was surprised to see DÁddario still made strings this gauge. Macho guitarists might laugh at strings this skinny, but Hendrix and Page both used 8s as soon as they became available...Read complete review

I was surprised to see DÁddario still made strings this gauge. Macho guitarists might laugh at strings this skinny, but Hendrix and Page both used 8s as soon as they became available in the late 60s (Hendrix) and early 70s (Page). Great for deep bends, obviously, easy on the fingers, and plenty meaty sounding if you're pumping a double-stack. I prefer 9 hybrids (heavy bottom) but for oldschoolers these are great. Not for jazz ;)

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Uh-oh. Be extremely careful!

These extra super light gauge D'addario strings may be great for bending, but they are bound to break even more easily than regular super light gauge strings. Take care!!

These extra super light gauge D'addario strings may be great for bending, but they are bound to break even more easily than regular super light gauge strings. Take care!!

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4.0

Quite happy with these

By John Jost

from West Bend, Wisconsin

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Pros

  • Easy bending
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Breaks Easy

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about D'Addario EXL130 Nickel Extra Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

Easiest bending is the top advantage of these extra-light strings for me, but that makes the .008 high E easily breakable. I remember buying a backup pack of five .010 in the past, but I found no such thing for .008's. I checked only four stars for that unavailability, the strings would deserve a five.

 
5.0

I love these strings!

By Yugedrums

from Florence, SC

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario EXL130 Nickel Extra Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

    I've used D'Addario strings for years... decades even. I used to use .009's, but in the last couple of years switched to .008's. I do a lot of bending in my playing and as BB King once said, "Why you wanna' work so hard?" Everything is easier and smoother and they are a joy to play. Obviously, they wouldn't be suited to all types of music and/or playing, but with my style being metal'ish (heavy distortion) and a light fretting style (I prefer scalloped necks) they are perfect for me. As far as D'Addario's quality, they are the best I've used. They stay in tune well, last a long time and don't break easily. I've used some sets of EB Slinky's and they break much more easily. These are great strings and the price is fantastic too. I'll use no other.

     
    5.0

    I love these strings.

    By WaveRunner

    from Wisconsin

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EXL130 Nickel Extra Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

      I gradually worked my way down from heavier strings to these: the lightest I've used. I think they are the best, really a delight to play.

       
      5.0

      Percussive tone , crisp highs and beautiful low registers !

      By Randolph

      from Chattahoochee Hill , Ga

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EXL130 Nickel Extra Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        Always satisfied with these strings ..

         
        5.0

        Yes

        By douglas

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about D'Addario EXL130 Nickel Extra Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        Keeps you playing. These strings are as good as it gets.

         
        5.0

        Wonderful product. Unbeatable price! Will shop here again!

        By Miss Georgia Peach

        from Atlanta, GA

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario EXL130 Nickel Extra Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          I bought these strings for my teenage son to use on his electric guitar. They are smooth with a very light touch. Sounds great! A breeze to change from the old strings.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My favorite strings

          By Bfoot

          from Vancouver

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          Pros

          • Easy To Play
          • Good Tone

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            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario EXL130 Nickel Extra Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

              These strings are my favorite because they sound good and they're easy to play. You can grab a chord easily and you don't have to cut your finger to do a whole step bend. They have good tone and intonation also. The nickel plated steel are by far my favorite for their feel and tone. They're super light but not slinky. They allow you to play more sensitively and relaxed. I play rock and jazz you don't need heavy strings to get jazz tone. I think it's more about your touch than the gauge of the strings. Definitely give them a try, I think the nickel wound D'addarios are the best brand. And if you like light strings these are great.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              don't laugh

              By Slim

              from Bangkok

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              Comments about D'Addario EXL130 Nickel Extra Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

              I was surprised to see DÁddario still made strings this gauge. Macho guitarists might laugh at strings this skinny, but Hendrix and Page both used 8s as soon as they became available in the late 60s (Hendrix) and early 70s (Page). Great for deep bends, obviously, easy on the fingers, and plenty meaty sounding if you're pumping a double-stack. I prefer 9 hybrids (heavy bottom) but for oldschoolers these are great. Not for jazz ;)

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great and durable!

              By williamx747

              from Seattle, WA

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              Comments about D'Addario EXL130 Nickel Extra Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

              I bought these for my tele, and i bend and detune like crazy with them. I must have gotten a good set or something, because even with tuning between dadgad, open g, open d, drop d, and standard, and even after all the soloing I do, these babies are still intact. I do probably need a new set, but these suckers last! Get 'em!

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Strings Available

              By johnnycashisawesome!

              from Sumas, WA

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              Comments about D'Addario EXL130 Nickel Extra Super Light Electric Guitar Strings:

              I put these on my Ibanez hollow-body with floating bridge (not good) and it didn't have enough tension/pressure to hold down the bridge. So I just had them as backups for shows and whatnot, but then, I played my acoustic and noticed it needed new strings. So I put these on and it just sings now! It sounds way better than it did ever with Elixir's on it! I LOVE THESE STRINGS!!!!

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