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D'Addario EXL140 Nickel Light Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings   

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EXL140s are among D'Addario's most popular round-wound, nickel-plated electric guitar strings.World-renowned as "The Player's Choice" among guitar pl...Click To Read More About This Product

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They bring out the bass but don't trip you up on leads!

EXL140s 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 to provide you with distinctive bright tone, excellent intonation and reduced fret wear.

Gauges 10-13-17-30-42-52


FEATURES
  • Player's choice
  • Nickel roundwound
  • Bright, lasting tone
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D'AddarioEXL140 Nickel Light Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Well built / quality (8)
  • Long life (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (7)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (4)
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    • Experienced (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Power Chord Wow Factor

I always play D'Addarios because they're always corrosion free out of the package & I never break them.Light Top Heavy Bottom means they are NOT a balanced set.10s on top are for reasonable bending...Read complete review

I always play D'Addarios because they're always corrosion free out of the package & I never break them.Light Top Heavy Bottom means they are NOT a balanced set.10s on top are for reasonable bending ease.If you play predominantly "cowboy" open chords, I would recommend 10-46 instead. These 52 heavy bottoms will make open chords sound a little strange.However if you play predominantly power chord rhythm & play with a moderate amount of picking hand force, these strings are definitely for you. Their tone is very similar to 10-46 with the exception of some low-end frequencies that are either not present or barely perceivable at all on lighter strings. Heavy bottom is like adding a subwoofer to your strings to enhance that low end that shakes your body.If you play anything from commercial power-pop to heavy metal, there is a good chance these are the strings you have been looking for, & you may even find a low end that you didn't even know you were missing!

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Meh

these strings are just o.k. I used to use ghs boomers and i thought id switch to see if these lasted longer. They didnt really. But i was suprised to hear these strings....Read complete review

these strings are just o.k. I used to use ghs boomers and i thought id switch to see if these lasted longer. They didnt really. But i was suprised to hear these strings. They sound dead compaired to ghs boomers. i intend on switching back after this set.

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5.0

I will buy thses again

By The Count

from DeSoto, Tx.

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario EXL140 Nickel Light Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

    I use these on my Gretsch 5422TDC which comes with 11 - 49 strings. These light/heavy strings work great for me; easier bending highs and beefier lows.

     
    5.0

    I usr this product almost exclusivly.

    By The Count

    from DeSoto, Tx.

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EXL140 Nickel Light Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

      D'Addario are a good value.

       
      5.0

      I would buy these strings again for my Gibson SG.

      By t-bone

      from Longmont, Colorado

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

      • no free guitar with string purchase

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EXL140 Nickel Light Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

      Very long-lasting strings that hold their intonation and tuning.

       
      5.0

      Everyday Strings

      By Richard

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about EXL140 Nickel Light Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

      These are my everyday go to strings and have been for years.
      They are the right tension and tone.
      The strings are very consistent and durable.

       
      5.0

      Long Term D'Addario User

      By Wil

      from New Port Richey, FL

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about D'Addario EXL140 Nickel Light Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

        These seem to bring the best out of my pickups. Also since I have such a heavy attack, I'm pleased to say they don't break. I use Fender Heavy's and I'll wear out a pick before I even have to change them.

         
        4.0

        Thick top strings

        By Mike

        from Northern Michigan

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario EXL140 Nickel Light Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

            Love this brand of string. I usually play with 10s (10-46). Got these cause I needed a little extra tension since I'm in a band that plays a half step flat. These are good strings but, if you never played with a unbalanced set, its like your strings are on a step so to speak. Feels as if you got to grab a little more to get those top strings if your playing bigger chords than just power chords. For metal, there great. If your a country or blues player, ya might want to think about going to the 11s

             
            5.0

            great strings

            By oh okay

            from wallingford, CT

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Heavy
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about D'Addario EXL140 Nickel Light Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

              these strings are really strong and definitely last a long time, 10's are my favorite, and d'addario are my go-to strings. five stars once again.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/daddario-exl140-n

              By northcovebob

              from tokeland, wa

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                Cons

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                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario EXL140 Nickel Light Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

                  Nice feel

                   
                  5.0

                  Best strings on the market!

                  By plpinkham

                  from Roseville, CA

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL140 Nickel Light Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

                    I've been using D'Addario for 29 years now. I've attempted to use other strings, and ended up using Ernie Ball for a few years, but came back to D'Addario because I love the tone and that they really hold up and keep that bright sound I love.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    dadderio-pro quality strings

                    By DLang96

                    from Michigan

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Smooth Feel
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                    • Nothing Really

                    Best Uses

                    • Any Guitar
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL140 Nickel Light Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

                    I've used dadderio strings for years. I worked at a music store and tried pretty much every type and or brand of strings and stick to dadderio exclusively. They are consistent to every set, last a long time, give a GREAT tone and just feel soft and smooth under your fingers. Unlike other brands, they dont feel like theyre sanding your fingers when you slide. This set I've been using for awhile now and they feel amazing. Good chunky tone while being tight. Great for heavier music like metal, detunings, and anything else. I play anything from blues, classic rock all the way to punk and extremely heavy metal on these. Good buy.

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