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D'Addario EXL158 Light Baritone Electric Guitar Strings

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    Heavy tones from comfy light-gauge strings!

    D'Addario worked closely with top manufacturers to create a light gauge set of strings for electric baritone guitars. They can also be used on a normal scale guitar tuned down to B or C.



    String your baritone up with these beauties and shred away. Order now.

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    D'AddarioEXL158 Light Baritone Electric Guitar Strings
     
    4.8

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good tone (9)
    • Consistent (7)
    • Long life (6)
    • Well built / quality (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (5)
    • Practicing (5)
    • Back-up (4)
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      • Experienced (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Amazing strings

    These strings made me switch from Ernie Ball. They sound great and are exactly what I was looking for. I'm in Drop A right now and the low A is a little more loose...Read complete review

    These strings made me switch from Ernie Ball. They sound great and are exactly what I was looking for. I'm in Drop A right now and the low A is a little more loose than I would like it to be, but it still works just fine. These are perfect for Drop A# (Drop Bb). I strongly recommend these strings for people who enjoy down tuning. These are actually the strings Alex Wade from Whitechapel uses on his 7 string, he just adds a .10 for the first string.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Replace Low String 62

    I went through 3 sets of D'addario LIght Gauge Baritone, but it seems that the low 62 string does not hold tuning well. I am not sure how this gets past quality control,...Read complete review

    I went through 3 sets of D'addario LIght Gauge Baritone, but it seems that the low 62 string does not hold tuning well. I am not sure how this gets past quality control, but D'addario does have a problem. You will most likely need to replace this string, or choose another brand. I would not recommend.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing strings

    By Carl H

    from Saint Helen, Michigan

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EXL158 Light Baritone Electric Guitar Strings:

      These strings made me switch from Ernie Ball. They sound great and are exactly what I was looking for. I'm in Drop A right now and the low A is a little more loose than I would like it to be, but it still works just fine. These are perfect for Drop A# (Drop Bb). I strongly recommend these strings for people who enjoy down tuning. These are actually the strings Alex Wade from Whitechapel uses on his 7 string, he just adds a .10 for the first string.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A great set of strings

      By Danny D

      from Portland, OR

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      Comments about D'Addario EXL158 Light Baritone Electric Guitar Strings:

      If you don't have the loot to get a decent baritone guitar and know your guitar can hold 13 gauge strings, don't hesitate to try these strings. Just think of it as losing your high end octave and gaining the low end. If you're into walking bass lines or light slapping on your guitar while playing lines or chords, these are the best I've found.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      .62 is too weak. But great strings

      By Jus10lee

      from Union Grove, AL

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EXL158 Light Baritone Electric Guitar Strings:

        These are great baritone strings. I personally use these for Drop A# (B flat) to play stuff like Bring Me The Horizon and Breaking Benjamin, but depending on the scale length of your guitar, they can handle anything from Drop B to Drop A. If you're going to get this set, go ahead and order a set of single strings that are bigger than the .62 (low e string). The .62 just doesn't hold up well. It's surprisingly weak. I went with a .68 which is MUCH stronger and holds tuning 10x better!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        perfect for what i need

        By Paul B

        from Niagara falls

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        Comments about D'Addario EXL158 Light Baritone Electric Guitar Strings:

        Been messing around, trying to find the right tension for the lower tuning i want.. and low and behold, baritone strings!! i have a epiphone prophecy les paul ex tuned to drop A#/Bb and these strings are PERFECT! tension is comparable to 10's in standard.. was worried about the 62 fitting in the tuning peg but it wasnt a issue. finally settled on a string brand and gauge..

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        EXL158 Strings are the only strings I use!

        By Scotty G 274

        from Mankato, MN

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        Comments about D'Addario EXL158 Light Baritone Electric Guitar Strings:

        These strings are nothing short of spectacular! I tune them down two steps to C F A# D# G C (I suppose since these are Baritone strings, it's actually a half step up) and they keep tension very well on my 25.5 inch scale BC Rich Virgin Standard. They sound amazing! Not too bright, not too warm! Perfect for the kinds of music I play! I'd recommend them to anyone that plays lower than D G C F A D! I won't play any other strings!

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great as always

        By Buck

        from OK

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Very Consistent Quallity

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario EXL158 Light Baritone Electric Guitar Strings:

          I've been playing guitar for 45 years. I've used many different brands of strings in that time. I started using D'Addario about 30 years ago. I use them almost exclusively on my electric guitars. They are great strings. I recommend them to other players all the time.

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Replace Low String 62

          By hdizzle

          from San Antonio

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          Comments about D'Addario EXL158 Light Baritone Electric Guitar Strings:

          I went through 3 sets of D'addario LIght Gauge Baritone, but it seems that the low 62 string does not hold tuning well. I am not sure how this gets past quality control, but D'addario does have a problem. You will most likely need to replace this string, or choose another brand. I would not recommend.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Down a Fifth

          By nortonclybourn

          from flyover, USA

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          Comments about D'Addario EXL158 Light Baritone Electric Guitar Strings:

          Inspired by other reviews, I strung up an LP junior type guitar with P90s tuned with these B to B. Strings are a little slack, but the tone is sharp enough.

          (Almost) bass runs on the lower strings sound very funky. Single note runs on the higher strings are okay. However, you can bend a half step up just pressing down the string, which sounds like Hell if you try to play a chord and use anything but the lightest touch. You can forget intonation, especially of the 062.

          But it's really not fair to judge these strings on less than a 27" scale (or at least a Fender) guitar. It's impressive that you can get good usable tone from them on a short scale guitar.

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great for detuning, floyd rose info

          By DJKarlEntertainment

          from Tulsa, Oklahoma

          Comments about D'Addario EXL158 Light Baritone Electric Guitar Strings:

          I'm a guitar player who prefers wound 3rds, and I tune my main guitar down a whole step. I bought these to do a detuning on my Epiphone Gothic V with Floyd Rose tremelo (standard guitar, not a baritone). They are great strings. I love the feel of them, and they stay in tune really well. However, on my guitar I couldn't tune the strings higher than Dropped Db: Db-Gb-Cb-Fb-Ab-Db without putting too much tension on the bridge. I did tighten the springs in the back of the guitar as far as they would go, and the these strings still couldn't make it up to a drop-whole step tuning. I really thought these strings would be what I was looking for, but Dropped Db is just too muddy for most of the music I play. I'm trying Fender's 250H set.

           
          5.0

          The best strings EVER!

          By The Shredder

          from Coral Springs, Florida

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario EXL158 Light Baritone Electric Guitar Strings:

            I play in a death metal band and these strings give me the tone that I need and can handle the abuse of heavy and fast playing. My band tunes to B standard and these strings have no problem staying in tune from the moment I put them on and no matter how much I solo and use the tremolo bar. Very durable yet surprisingly flexible. I love these strings!!

             
            5.0

            My new go to strings for B standard tuning

            By Slade Kennedy

            from Alpharetta, GA

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            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about D'Addario EXL158 Light Baritone Electric Guitar Strings:

                I wanted a guitar to tune to B standard and decided to string my Epi Goth LP with this set. Awesome tension, feel, and sound. I did have to sand the nut to fit the extra gauge, but less than 10 mins of work. I also decided to use this on my Ibanez Apex 7 string and love the feel there as well. Get them if you down tune.

                 
                5.0

                Just what I needed!

                By Slade Kennedy

                from Alpharetta, GA

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Drop Tuning
                  • Going low as F

                  Comments about D'Addario EXL158 Light Baritone Electric Guitar Strings:

                  Wow, these strings were exactly what I was looking for B standard. I bought two packs one for my Epi Les Paul and one for my Ibanez Apex green monster. These feel big, but are responsive and sound great. Clear note definition and deep as yo' momma! New fan and will be using there going forward. However, I do use Cleartone 10s on all my other guitars.

                   
                  5.0

                  Best strings for drop tunings

                  By Kevin

                  from Virginia

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL158 Light Baritone Electric Guitar Strings:

                    A lot of the songs I play are tuned very low, and I always change my tunings from Drop B to Drop A#. I used Ernie Ball Not Even Slinkys for awhile, but whenever I was in Drop A#, it just did not have good tone. When I threw these strings on, the tone was amazing and so clear. I can even tune down to Drop A and have it sound perfectly clear. Great strings and tone is something I never have to worry about now when I tune down.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Baritone Strings!

                    By TZack

                    from Brookings SD

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Tunes Down To B Standard

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Baritonedrop Tuning

                      Comments about D'Addario EXL158 Light Baritone Electric Guitar Strings:

                      On my Epi Les Paul, this tunes down to B standard really well, but it's a only a little floppy in drop A. Sounds pretty good, though. I really wouldn't recommend tuning higher than Drop C or maybe Drop C#. They sound very mellow on the low strings while still fairly bright on the high strings.

                       
                      5.0

                      Tight and bright tone, LOTS OF SUSTAIN!

                      By NinjaJC7

                      from SLC. UT

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • So Much Sustain
                      • Stays in tune
                      • Strong
                      • Sustain

                      Cons

                      • Can't Have Low Action

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about D'Addario EXL158 Light Baritone Electric Guitar Strings:

                        These strings seriously rock! I put these on my Charvel charvel dst-1 st and tuned down to Standard B tuning. They stay in tune, have lots of "bite" while when chugging away, and literally sing when the neck pickup is engaged. These have a better tone then my DR strings

                        The only issue I have is that intonation is almost impossible to dial in, I'm sure that varies on the length of your guitar though. Other then that, these things are well worth the money for low standard B tuning.

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