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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...Read More

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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 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


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

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 20 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (5)

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

great strings

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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.

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    2.0

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    from Tokeland, WA

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      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        Nice feel

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        5.0

        Best strings on the market!

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        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.

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          5.0

          dadderio-pro quality strings

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          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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          5.0

          Nice Strings

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          from MA

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Altered Tuning
            • Jazz Guitar
            • Practice

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

            I used these strings with my singlepickup Archtop. They sound pretty good unplugged, a usable sound that may be mic'd depending on the desired sound. When they were brand new they created a strange distortion similar to the scratchy sound when a low-quality cable is moved around when plugged in to an amplifier. This may have been due to the high, bright output of these new strings. I mainly bought these to play in straight fourths tuning (EADGCF)for the jazz stuff I do. These strings, when tuned as I do, feel like a standard set of 12's which is what I personally like. Definitely a good product that I will be buying again.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Light top Heavy Bottom

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            from winterville, GA

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

            These strings are amazing. As a guitarist, and bassist who does mostly studio work I need a set of strings that can basicly play it all, and these do, and that is why I have ben using them for the past 7 years. If you are looking to buy a set of strings that can do it all, this is them.

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            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Power Chord Wow Factor

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            from Los Angeles, CA

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

            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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            5.0

            The Best strings ever made.

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            from Chicago IL

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

            I have been using these strings for...I'd say at least a year or two now, and they have never failed. Brand new, the tone (I think) is fantastic. They are nice and bright, but not too bright. And even aged after a while they sound great. They do warm up a bit with use, but that's completely ok with me, as they sound fantastic.I have never broken a string. I have only changed them because I wanted to. In fact, the set on my guitar right now, I've had on since early March of 09 (its october of 09, and they dont show signs of giving up).I tune to drop C#, which is basically drop D, then down a half step and i think the tension is almost perfect, even on a 25.5 scale.I play all sorts of music: punk, rock, metal, hardcore, progressive, screamo, (trying to get jazz down too) whatever and have been playing for 5-6 years now, and I must say, buy these strings. They are decently priced, and WILL last you as long as you can stand I believe. They suit my style of playing just fine, and I think they will fit any style you want.If Paul Waggoner from Bewtween the Buried and Me trusts D'Addario, then they are deffinately worth it.I've played DR, Dean Markley (cold steels WHICH SUCK), Fender strings, Ernie Ball, GHS...D'Addario just owns them completely.Best strings you'll ever use, I promise.

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            5.0

            Great

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            from SLC, UT

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

            Thease strings are great if you don't want dark tone but you don'e want ultra bright either. They have thet nice heavy tone. If you want a tone with a little more high tone than buy ernie ball light top heavy bottom. These strings are great.

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            5.0

            They solved my buzzing problem

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            from australia

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

            I have a 50's CIJ Telecaster Bigsby with a mustang bridge that would buzz somewhere in the bride area, which sort took the enjoyment out of playing it. Getting these strings was my last hope. After I strung them with these strings, the buzzing completely stopped. It been a few weeks now and there's still no issue.

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