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MF MD HG 18 Month Financing 02-25-15
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D'Addario EXP16 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Acoustic Guitar Strings  

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Gauges: 12-16-24-32-42-53.EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings provide longer life and increased durability coupled with the brightness...Read More

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Special coating extends string life dramatically!

Gauges: 12-16-24-32-42-53.
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
 
4.3

(based on 115 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (83)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (34)
  • Consistent (28)
  • Long life (28)
  • Well built / quality (21)

Cons

  • Poor tone quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (21)
  • Back-up (18)
  • Concerts (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Professional musician (9), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

These strings are Great!

Ive use DAddario Extended Play strings on both my acoustic and electric guitars. I was an Elixer fan, but they were too expensive & I kept breaking the G string. I don't play...Read complete review

Ive use DAddario Extended Play strings on both my acoustic and electric guitars. I was an Elixer fan, but they were too expensive & I kept breaking the G string. I don't play hard and there were no peoblems at the nut or the bridge. Problem went away after switching to the EXPs. Now they are the only strings I would buy! If a store doesn't have them...I move on to another or buy from MF. Same great price.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great strings

I've been playing guitar for many years - self taught - with playing habits that are very hard on strings. I have a tendency to cut hard at an angle with my pick,...Read complete review

I've been playing guitar for many years - self taught - with playing habits that are very hard on strings. I have a tendency to cut hard at an angle with my pick, generally popping strings after the first gig. I don't have that problem with EXP's. They last - even with my guitar playing style. Highly recommend for people that are hard on strings.

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5.0

A nice surprise...rivals Elixer Strings

By Jerry Garcia (my wife's favorite for me)

from Visalia, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    Being an older player and experiencing joint and finger discomfort, I decided to try out D'Addario coated phosphorous bronze light strings on my Martin HD28. The strings go easy on my fingers and the tone is exceptional. I changed out Elixer Mediums for D'Arddario coated Lights and did not compromise tone and the lights go easy on my fingers compared to the mediums... I would recommend this product and find them comparable to Elixer coated phosphorous bronze strings in quality and tone...

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great strings

    By Skippy

    from MD

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I have struggled reading reviews to try to identify what would be the best strings for me and my Ibanez Concert guitar. I have found that words like "warm, bright, mellow, balanced" all are subjective not only to the individual, but the individual guitar. The Phosphor Bronze strings have really helped reduce the "brightness" that I do not like. I have tried D'addario 80/20 EXP Light and Elixir 80/20 Polyweb & Nanoweb Extra Light. I would say the sound with these is balanced and focused, for what it is worth. If you are looking for a sound that you have been unable to find in 80/20 strings or Elixir try these.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Top string for sound and longevity.

        By Cowboy Bob

        from Lebanon, Tenn

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong
        • Worth The Money

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Around Great
          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          I used another brand for years till they started breaking and leaving my hands black. I tried these several years ago and was very impressed. They are consistent in sound strength and longevity. They pretty much stay in tune from hot to cold and I get 3 to 4 weeks of playing 6 to 8 hrs everyday. most other string a week. So these strings are very much worth the money.

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          5.0

          exp16 coated strings

          By welder4

          from Ohio Cincinnati area.

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • About As Good As Any
          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            the shipping was super fast, the strings play well and about as good as any .

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            1.0

            Poor tone, restrung immediately.

            By Erik

            from Long Island, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Tone Quality

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Practicing

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

              Ordered a Washburn WD100DL Dreadnought Acoustic after selling my old guitar to a friend, and these strings came already strung on the guitar. To each his own with the string sound they're looking for, but I personally hated these. These strings have a very thin and tinny/metallic sound, and I couldn't stand it. I am glad I ordered some Martin strings with my guitar because I immediately restrung it. (And I'm happy I did!)

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              1.0

              Don't waste my money

              By buck 0553

              from Jackson ms.

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • None

              Cons

              • Not Consistent
              • Poor Tone Quality

              Best Uses

              • Garbage Can

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

              inconsistent tone from pack to pack, a lot of finger noise, bright metalic sound then they go dead ,bought on sale now I know why.

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              5.0

              nice feel

              By Dave

              from Houston

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

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

                I found these strings to have less tension vs. earthwood 80-20. Makes playing easier. The phosphor bronze strings have a little more sizzle but less bite than 80-20

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                consistently great strings

                By Bobbyguit

                from Hartford CT

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

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

                  These strings are clear and balanced on my Eastman acoustics. They have a fat bottom and clear trebles and they last for months for this semi-pro. I have been playing since the mid 70s and I was sceptical about coated strings. These came on my Eastman AC222 rosewood Grand Auditorium. I tried another brand but I came back to these strings.They have it all.

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                  5.0

                  Guitar Strings

                  By johnfez

                  from Sanford, Fl

                  About Me Novice

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

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

                    This brand of strings, were on my new guitar when I bought it. As a novice, I found them not too "painful" to get used to. They feel and sound good and stay in tune. I will continue using this brand. Great value for money.

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                    5.0

                    I USE THIS PRODUCT ALL THE TIME

                    By B J

                    from SUN CITY, FLORIDA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • I Play Them Hard
                    • Long Life
                    • They Maintain Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup

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

                      THESE STRINGS ARE PLAYED LOND AND HARD, YET HOLD HOLD THEIR
                      TONE AND TUNE.

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