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The string of choice for rock musicians worldwide, known for its distinctive bright sound and excellent intonation. EXL145's are specially designed for players who prefer a heavier gauge, but want an unwound G - perfect to drop tuning to E-flat or D.



 
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D'AddarioEXL145 Electric Guitar Strings
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect For Slide Guitars

      By Mike

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Gigs
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EXL145 Electric Guitar Strings:

        These strings are excellent for guitars set-up exclusively for slide. The gauge(s) are thicker and robust, resulting in better slide tone/sustain no matter what type of slide you may be using. If you are looking for a set of strings for your dedicated slide set-up look no further!

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        5.0

        Excellent Tone, Life, and Quality

        By MV

        from VA, DC

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario EXL145 Electric Guitar Strings:

            After 30 years of playing and recording, I keep coming back to D'Addario. I've tried many brands in just about every gauge, there's just something about D'Addario. The tone lasts a little longer and they rarely break. The EXL145 strings are currently being used for C standard tuning. In my opinion, these are the lightest possible strings for this tuning. It also works perfectly in C# standard. Do not use for Baritone (B Standard).

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect for Open G Slide

            By AHG

            from Northern California

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about D'Addario EXL145 Electric Guitar Strings:

                I use these on a Strat-copy for open G slide guitar. I wanted them for their heavier weight, but, more specifically, it was the heaviest set I could find with an unwound, plain G string (.20). The set as a whole has a lot of metal and heft to it, which makes the slide sit on top of the strings without ever touching a fret. Also, I don't use the low E string, which is unnecessarily large for an electric slide guitar at .054. The A string at .042 is closer to an E on a typical set of 9s or 10s—just right for slide and, I'm guessing, meeting with Keef's approval.

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                5.0

                Great strings

                By Mark r

                from Burlington ct

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about D'Addario EXL145 Electric Guitar Strings:

                Love em

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                5.0

                Turn your Guitar into a Grand Piano.

                By Will Sync

                from Monroe,WI.

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                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • If You Want A Fat
                • Strong

                Cons

                • Better Be Stong To Bend

                Best Uses

                • Be Malcom Young From Acdc

                Comments about D'Addario EXL145 Electric Guitar Strings:

                I broke down and tuned to down a half step with these.
                I hear a massive difference with these, and for good reason.

                More mass, more power, more sustain. More Steel.

                These are more work to play on, no doubt. Harder to bend for sure.

                I imagine if you play on these for a week you'll have massive strength if you go back to a lighter gague.

                I dig em'. Very loud and power. not for the faint of heart.

                These strings will make you strong.

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                5.0

                good stuff

                By gary gannaway

                from lubbock, tx

                Comments about D'Addario EXL145 Electric Guitar Strings:

                best strings I've had on my '56 Gretsch Duojet

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Thumbs up

                By Quinton Hurst

                from Arkansas

                Comments about D'Addario EXL145 Electric Guitar Strings:

                So far these have been the best strings I have ever used (out of Dunlop Heavy Cores, Ernie Ball Slinkies, Fender Bullets, GHS Boomers, GFS Strings, Elixirs, and maybe a few others).
                When I first put them on and started playing, I immediately noticed how nice they felt. Very slick and strong at the same time. They sound(ed) great and I still have them on my guitar since I put them on about 6+ months ago.
                They have a great high-quality to low-price ratio.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A must have

                Comments about D'Addario EXL145 Electric Guitar Strings:

                These are for you if you tune lower than D or even C, their loud , their built to last , their cheap and yet at the same time the new string sound doesn't go away. D'Addario have been around this long for a reason. If you're new to 12-52 strings these are a great first set.
                Well first lets focus on the gauge as it is features, the thicker the string the longer it stays in tune and the louder and stronger the strings are. If you want to tune below D these are for you, you can get all the way down to open B or lower depending on your style. Not a huge jump from regular strings either so you won't have any problems adapting to them.
                Well the new string sound stays longer than most brands I've tried compared to my local guitar shops or fender super bullets which are hands down the worst brand. Plus they can really take the abuse of detuned black metal without any concern that they'll break, you can play these for an extended period of time until they rust and they'll still stay in tune.
                Only a few brands I keep coming back to as my store sells everything , these I can buy without any kind of hesistation because their cheap but yet have this awesome new string sound, that and like I said before their built to last.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best Strings Period

                By Guitarman702

                from Las Vegas, Nevada

                Comments about D'Addario EXL145 Electric Guitar Strings:

                Ive tried most of the popular strings brands out there (GHS,DR,Dean Markley,Ernie Ball) and nothing has beat these strings in my opinion, in Price feel and durability. They feel smooth have a nice twangy sound to them and don't Corrode as fast as the other brands I mentioned (especially ernie balls, awful strings) therefore you have less string changes.Give them a try, Not much to lose.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Manly Yes!

                By 54tone

                from Jersey

                Comments about D'Addario EXL145 Electric Guitar Strings:

                I?ve been using D?Addario strings exclusively for over ten years. Over the past 30 years I?ve tried almost every brand. I tune these down 2 whole steps (CFA#D#GC). They last, sound great, and don?t flop around. This is on a 25.5 inch scale ESP/LTD M-1000 with a real Floyd. I also use the 11-48 set on my sons drop C tuned ESP/LTD F-400. I?m glad MF has started carrying this gauge. I had to shop elsewhere for them, but these are at a better price.

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