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D'Addario EXL158 Light Baritone Electric Guitar Strings  

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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 norm...Read More

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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
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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80%

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  • Good tone (3)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

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    • Concerts (3)
    • Practicing (3)
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    (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.

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      (1 of 2 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.

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            .62 is too weak. But great strings

            By Justin_lee2014

            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!

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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.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Down a Fifth

                By nortonclybourn

                from flyover, USA

                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.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                perfect for what i need

                By Paul B

                from Niagara falls

                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..

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                (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

                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!

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                (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.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A great set of strings

                By Danny D

                from Portland, OR

                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.

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