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D'Addario EXP36 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings

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Special EXP coating extends string life dramatically without losing that natural feel!

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An ultrafine layer of EXP Coating is bonded to the 80/20 bronze wrap wire, 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. They offer natural round wound feel and will sound fresh and bright 3 to 4 times longer than traditional guitar strings.

80/20 bronze alloy retains flexibility as well as brilliant tone for many hours of hard play. Computer-controlled wrapping around a hex core ensures consistency and extends life. Many top players won't play any other brand.

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.

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EXP strings retain their brilliance long after similar bronze and brass alloy strings go dead. Don't get caught with dead strings, order several sets today.

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D'AddarioEXP36 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Strings!

I've recently taken up playing 12 string and I have used D'Addario strings on all of my guitars electric and acoustic. I won't use anything else.
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I've recently taken up playing 12 string and I have used D'Addario strings on all of my guitars electric and acoustic. I won't use anything else.
The performance and sound out of my 12 is Super and playability is smooth. Coated strings were a good idea even though they are not hard to change it's nice not to have to change them too often. Highly recommended.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

No thank you

They sounded like old strings as soon as I put them on.

They sounded like old strings as soon as I put them on.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings!

By terrygh

from Kansas

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Great Feel
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about D'Addario EXP36 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I've recently taken up playing 12 string and I have used D'Addario strings on all of my guitars electric and acoustic. I won't use anything else.
The performance and sound out of my 12 is Super and playability is smooth. Coated strings were a good idea even though they are not hard to change it's nice not to have to change them too often. Highly recommended.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These are the best

By Slickrick

from Indiana

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Comments about D'Addario EXP36 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings:

I have been using these for about three years now on my vintage Gibson 12 string. They sound great, and last a really long time, which is excellent because re-string a 12 string is not fun.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Highly recommend these strings.

By n/a

from Maine

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Comments about EXP36 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings:

These are excellent strings for the money with a very good sound. A set usually last 5 to 6 months on my Yamaha before going flat. One set actually lasted a full year and I play that guitar every week. They are far better than Elixirs at a better price!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EXP-36's

By n/a

from Maine

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario EXP36 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      I have had these on my ax for 10 days now and they are all the equal of Elixers at a much lower price. I'm extremely impressed with them and look forward to how long they will last playing weekly on them compared to the Elixer's which usually lasted 6 weeks of regular playing. I do a lot of hammering which is generally hard on strings!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      warm tone, nice feel

      By jmanrox

      from wausau, wi

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      Comments about D'Addario EXP36 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      These are a wonderful alternative to expensive Elixirs. I use those exclusively on my acoustic instruments but wanted to try a cheaper alternative on my new 12 string. These are very pleasant sounding. They have a nice mellow and even tone. They are not as bright as Elixirs but perfectly suited to 12 string acoustics. Worth a try!!!!!!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very Good

      By Von

      from Nashville, TN

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      Comments about D'Addario EXP36 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings:

      These are the only strings I'll use on my acoustic 12. Feel great, sound great, and last a nong time ... which is important since changing strings on a 12 takes a good little while ...
      Coating feels natural.
      No Problems
      Coated strings ain't cheap ...

       
      2.0

      No thank you

      By Bill

      from Southeast MI

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Tone Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario EXP36 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings:

          They sounded like old strings as soon as I put them on.

          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Poor Quality

          By IDOCFD

          from Narragansett, RI

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Breaks Easy
            • Poor Tone Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario EXP36 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings:

              Replaced the old Elixirs with these strings on my 12-string Takamime. High G-string (0.008 in) snapped after playing just a few songs. Did not sound well either. Highs did not blend well with the mids. Bought Elixir nanoweb light 12-strings that sound fantastic.

               
              5.0

              Bright, Clear with a lot of 12 string sparkle

              By Absaroka Strummer

              from Wyoming

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              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Long Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario EXP36 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                D'Addario EXP's are great strings, made to last a bit longer thanks to the EXP coating. In this regard they got it right and they do seem to have extended life. It is generally thought that phosphor bronze will outlast 80/20 strings. Perhaps there is some truth to that, but I very much like the sparkle that 80/20's give my Breedlove 12 string so I stick with them. Putting on EXP's allow me to keep that new string sound longer than I could with just plain strings. With as much hassle as it is to restring my 12 banger, the extended life of EXP's is surely appreciated. .

                 
                5.0

                Like!

                By Mario

                from Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico

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                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario EXP36 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I haven't had these long enough to comment on their longevity, but I REALLY like their overall playability and sound, at least on my Taylor 12.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Stings!!!

                  By Dave

                  from KY

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                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Praiseworship In Church

                  Comments about D'Addario EXP36 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  This Is The Only One I use for my 12String.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great sounding strings

                  By jumazak

                  from South Oregon coast

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                  Comments about D'Addario EXP36 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I love these strings on my 12-string. They sound great and they play well.

                   
                  5.0

                  A high quality set of strings

                  By M.J.

                  from Shelby,N.C.

                  Comments about D'Addario EXP36 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  I recently purchased a 12-string jumbo acoustic that came with these strings and I've never experienced a brighter or more crisp sound from any other string I've used in my 20 years of playing and will never use another brand on my 12 string.

                   
                  5.0

                  BEST BET FOR 12 STRING GUITARS

                  By Evensteven-rQndq

                  from Portsmouth, NH

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                  Comments about D'Addario EXP36 Coated 80/20 Bronze Light 12-String Acoustic Guitar Strings:

                  These Exp's are superior to all other acoustic 12 string sets. The sound better than Elixer's while giving extended life. Also the color coding to the string ends is helpful in both new stringing and replacement. They used to have a gold/copper color to the high E and B stings which was the ultimate look and sound but that's no longer an option. I tune my Taylor 12 string up to regular pitch and these string last for months worth of gigs. Reasonable price for great strings.

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