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D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack

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Gauges: 12-16-24-32-42-53. Pack of 3.EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings provide longer life and increased durability coupled with the...Click To Read More About This Product

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Special coating extends string life dramatically.

Gauges: 12-16-24-32-42-53. Pack of 3.

EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings provide longer life and increased durability coupled with the brightness, clarity, and sensitivity you've come to expect from D'Addario strings. Here is how it works: An ultrafine layer of EXP coating is bonded to the phosphor bronze wrap wire which is then wound onto the hex-shaped core wire. The result is a built-in barrier against the corrosion and wear that can quickly sap the life out of your strings and your sound. And since the EXP coating is crosslinked to the wrap wire prior to winding, the strings sound fresh and bright. New-string tone lasts 3 to 4 times longer than traditional guitar strings.

D'Addario is the world's largest manufacturer of strings for musical instruments. Many top guitarists won't play any other brand. Regardless of your playing style, D'Addario has a set that's right for you.


They retain their brilliance long after similar bronze and brass alloy strings go dead. Don't wait for catastrophe, order several sets today.

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D'AddarioEXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (10)
  • Long life (7)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Well built / quality (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

...use these with every string change

As with two previous EXP reviews...I've pretty much depended on D'Addario strings, both electric and acoustic since the 80s. The EXP16s have been have been my 'go-to' for my Collings...Read complete review

As with two previous EXP reviews...I've pretty much depended on D'Addario strings, both electric and acoustic since the 80s. The EXP16s have been have been my 'go-to' for my Collings OM1, Martin HD-28 and old Taylor 710, since they first became available. I used to change strings in between each gig, or before a session. No need, now. I get at least 4 gigs (plus in-between picking) with the EXP16s. 3-Packs when on sale...Great Deal.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Are the EXP's wor the added expense?

These strings sounded great right out of the box. Rich and bright but not too bright. I mostly finger pick using plastic thumb pick and metal finger picks. Also play with no picks...Read complete review

These strings sounded great right out of the box. Rich and bright but not too bright. I mostly finger pick using plastic thumb pick and metal finger picks. Also play with no picks or flat pick on some tunes and use alternate turnings. I put these strings on a Taylor CE414 after having used Elixers. I wanted a change because the coating on the Elixers shreds after a short time. I prefer the EXP sound. After about two weeks on my guitar and about thirty hours of play including a gig, the EXPs are sounding much more mellow, maybe even too mellow for my tastes. The wound g and low e strings are sounding a bit dull. This leads me to question whether these coated strings really last that much longer than non-coated given that they cost three times as much. If these strings were the non-coated equivalent at one third the price I would have changed them out by now and still have a fresh set in my case. I will be testing this in the future.

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3.0

Are the EXP's wor the added expense?

By Gb3ck

from New York, NY

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Long Life?

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Fingerstyle
  • Practicing

Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

These strings sounded great right out of the box. Rich and bright but not too bright. I mostly finger pick using plastic thumb pick and metal finger picks. Also play with no picks or flat pick on some tunes and use alternate turnings. I put these strings on a Taylor CE414 after having used Elixers. I wanted a change because the coating on the Elixers shreds after a short time. I prefer the EXP sound. After about two weeks on my guitar and about thirty hours of play including a gig, the EXPs are sounding much more mellow, maybe even too mellow for my tastes. The wound g and low e strings are sounding a bit dull. This leads me to question whether these coated strings really last that much longer than non-coated given that they cost three times as much. If these strings were the non-coated equivalent at one third the price I would have changed them out by now and still have a fresh set in my case. I will be testing this in the future.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I will but this product again.

By Lee

from East Palatka, Fl

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

    I have used these strings for over a year now and found that they last much longer that similar strings.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    EXP16 coated phosphor Bronze light strings

    By CHORDMAN

    from NYC

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Florida Where It's Humid
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

      They sounded and played great on my all wood Yamaha ,
      but when I put them on my Martin I was disappointed.
      Too bright (tinny)... I think I'll stick with the
      medium gauge for a fuller sound.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      NY steel EXP strtings

      By Cowboy Bob

      from Lebanon, Tenn

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

        I received a trial set of EXP strings for acoustic guitar made with NY Steel. WOW@ They hold their tune better last longer (6 weeks on trial set 8 hrs a day 6 days a week) They sound fantastic I use phosphorous bronze on a new Martin D-18 and my Takamine EFC 341 that is 28 yrs old. Try them you will love them.

         
        5.0

        ...use these with every string change

        By mrdavee

        from South Florida

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        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Always Reliable...year in-year out

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Rehearsals, on stage and in the studio

          Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

          As with two previous EXP reviews...I've pretty much depended on D'Addario strings, both electric and acoustic since the 80s. The EXP16s have been have been my 'go-to' for my Collings OM1, Martin HD-28 and old Taylor 710, since they first became available. I used to change strings in between each gig, or before a session. No need, now. I get at least 4 gigs (plus in-between picking) with the EXP16s. 3-Packs when on sale...Great Deal.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Quick delivery, with No shipping added.

           
          5.0

          I like very much

          By 6 - 12 Strings

          from Mi.

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

              These strings are a great match for my concert Breedlove. For this guitar they deliver great balance across the lows, meds and highs. I finger pick so I only use lights.

               
              5.0

              I'm giving these string a good test.

              By 6 - 12 Strings

              from Mi.

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                  These EXP16 strings came on a Breedlove guitar I just purchased. They sound really nice on this guitar. Very rich bass and mellow mids. I'm going to try a 3 pack so I will really know whether these are the strings to stay with on this guitar. Only way to know is to test them out.

                   
                  5.0

                  I continually buy and use this product for my guitar.

                  By Big Sky

                  from St. Marie, Mt

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                    I use the strings during practice and performances.

                     
                    4.0

                    Great choice got a salty air environment

                    By Just George

                    from Venice Fl

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                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                      Had a lot of problems with oxidation as I perform at Tiki bars along the water in s/w Florida. Kept breaking Elixr strings. So far, these are holding up well.

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent Selection and Service

                      By Mike

                      from Nashua, NH

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Tone
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                          Really like these strings. Very good choice for acoustic / electric.

                           
                          5.0

                          definitely will buy again

                          By Darrell

                          from undisclosed

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                          great sound longlasting stay in tune well

                           
                          3.0

                          Will not purchase again

                          By Rick

                          from MB SC

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                          Pros

                          • Long Life

                          Cons

                          • Poor Tone Quality

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                          Too base heavy for my taste on my Breelove.

                           
                          5.0

                          Highly recommended

                          By Thomas

                          from undisclosed

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • Sweet, consistent tone with my Ibanez guitars

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts

                            Comments about D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                            My Ibanez guitars all come with these strings and I highly recommend them. If your are playing and the notes seem to fade fast, it's time to put on new strings. I highly recommend these.

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