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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 11 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (3)
    • Practicing (3)
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    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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    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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    5.0

    Great Baritone Strings!

    By TZack

    from Brookings SD

    About Me Experienced

    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.

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      5.0

      Tight and bright tone, LOTS OF SUSTAIN!

      By NinjaJC7

      from SLC. UT

      About Me Experienced

      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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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great as always

        By Buck

        from OK

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        Verified Buyer

        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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          Verified Reviewer

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            Cons

              Best Uses

                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.

                    Comment on this review

                    (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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