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D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack

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Gauges 11-14-18-28-38-49.World-renowned as "The Player's Choice" among guitarists of all genres and styles. EXL strings are wound with nickel-plated ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The string you need to get the sound you're after, again and again.

Gauges 11-14-18-28-38-49.

World-renowned as "The Player's Choice" among guitarists of all genres and styles. EXL strings are wound with nickel-plated steel and known for their distinctive bright tone and reduced fret wear. EXL115s are among D'Addario's most popular round-wound, nickel-plated electric 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 string set that's right for you.


FEATURES
  • Nickel-plated steel roundwound
  • High carbon hex steel core
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D'AddarioEXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack
 
4.7

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (11)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Long life (9)
  • Well built / quality (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The best strings I've used

I've tried strings of all shapes, sizes and companies. Gauges from 9s to 12s (it was a phase..)

I recently started using D'Addarios on my acoustic and my...Read complete review

I've tried strings of all shapes, sizes and companies. Gauges from 9s to 12s (it was a phase..)

I recently started using D'Addarios on my acoustic and my electric, and this gauge in particular is perfect for what I play on my electric. Not too heavy, and not too bendy, it gives just enough tension to get nice bends and tones. Felt a nice fuzzy feeling inside me when I put these strings on and plugged my guitar in!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Alright

I purchased these strings 2 weeks ago hoping to finally find a go-to set that lasted a while. I love this range of strings in this set. I play about half an hour a...Read complete review

I purchased these strings 2 weeks ago hoping to finally find a go-to set that lasted a while. I love this range of strings in this set. I play about half an hour a day during the week and about 2 hours everyday on the weekend. After about A week I took my guitar out of the case and my D string snapped right at the 12th fret. Even though i am not fond of them my ernie balls lasted way longer and were more consistent but if i was hitting the studio i would load up with these guys because they initially sound pretty sweet. If you are an experienced musician like myself looking for a set to buy everytime and rely on, this is not your set.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings

By BlueInGreen

from Texas

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Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

Rich, warm, and balanced tone. With the higher tension you can really dig in and get aggressive. Ringing sustain. Long lasting and retain their brightness for a few good weeks. Best strings I've played with.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best strings I've used

By Ax

from Blacksburg, VA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

    I've tried strings of all shapes, sizes and companies. Gauges from 9s to 12s (it was a phase..)

    I recently started using D'Addarios on my acoustic and my electric, and this gauge in particular is perfect for what I play on my electric. Not too heavy, and not too bendy, it gives just enough tension to get nice bends and tones. Felt a nice fuzzy feeling inside me when I put these strings on and plugged my guitar in!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great strings for a great price.

    By AWSX1686

    from Waynesboro, PA

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    Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

    These are great electric guitar strings for a great price. They go into their sweet spot quickly and stay there for a while. My strings are usually in their sweet spot in 1-2 days and last for 2-3 months. These are the only strings i get for my electric guitar.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best guitar strings bar none!

    By rockinRD76

    from PHX, AZ

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    Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

    I own, among other electric guitars, an L-4 copy by Washburn for jazz and blues and my local dealer suggested these when I first bought it to replace the factory strings. They have brilliance in their tone, deep resonance on the low strings, and they hold their sound for a very long time. Since I don't use this gem very often, I can actually get by with changing the strings about every 6 months - as compared to every 2-3 months on my Les Paul. I tried the 12's out on it once and there was too much buzz on the low strings due to how my action was set up, so 11's are primo choice for my axe. I will give the 12's their due, however, in that their sound was full, bright and super output on the lower strings - perhaps a bit too much, they are offered at a great price, how can you say no to that? For jazz style electrics (ES-335, L-4, L-5, etc), I would recommend these in a heartbeat! As some have said here before, "Just buy them - you won't be disappointed!" Great strings, great price, great sound, and great value. These babies work!

     
    5.0

    Great Twang!

    By Big Steve

    from Orange County CA

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

      I bought a set of these strings awhile ago because they were out of my normal set. After putting them on I soon realized how bright and twangy they were! I noticed that the bottom strings were nice and clear and punchy. I play Country/Rockabilly and Swing- Rock on hollow body Gretch and with this gauge set 11-49 my guitar stay's in tune much better even when wacking all night long on the Bixby tremolo. I changed these strings after about 4 months to something else and immediately switched back to these strings. The nickel sounds great, and they last me a long time. I would recommend these strings highly...

       
      5.0

      Quality Strings

      By Ed

      from Eldersburg, MD

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

        Use for concerts.

         
        5.0

        Industry standard

        By Tx Pete

        from Dallas, TX

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Short Life

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

        Packaged well, better than ernie balls in my opinion, and the ball ends are color coded to let you know which string is which. Been using d'adario from the start, and they've never failed me.

         
        4.0

        Awesome strings, awesome price!

        By RustyM

        from Amarillo, TX

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about EXL115 Nickel Blues/Jazz Electric Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

        Great electric strings, I've used them for a good 8 years. Sturdy, less prone to breakage, and great tone that lasts.

         
        5.0

        Used these for years. Sound great.

        By Mark

        from Ann Arbor

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

        These are my go-to strings for electric guitar. I like a little heaver string as they get much better tone. They sound great.

         
        5.0

        I would buy these again

        By friendly Henry

        from Caldwell ID

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

          I use these strings on archtop electric guitars.

           
          5.0

          Electric Guitar

          By Doug

          from Benbrook Texas

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Recording

          Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

          I have used the strings before. If you like to play jazz on a electric these are the ones you will like. The give you a nice warm sound.

           
          5.0

          Quality string... got them at a bargain price

          By Brian

          from West Tennessee

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

            My Jaguar doesn't like thin strings that sound weak and like to jump out of the saddles during aggressive play. These solve the problem. They sound very good overall... they may (MAY) be a little bright sounding with a touch of thinness, but that could be my guitar and amplifier, too. I do get good tone out of them and they're strong, long lasting and durable. The feel is fantastic, they really fit the guitar well, the sound is at least satisfactory and the sale price is phenomenal. I'll buy more.

             
            5.0

            They do what strings do

            By JPD

            from Boston

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            See all my reviews

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Do The Job
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

              They do what strings do and do seem "brighter" compared to some other cheapo brands but that might just be in my head.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Decent, but not the best for me

              By FatIrishCrooner

              from Mansfield, OH

              About Me Professional Musician

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Balanced Tone
              • Consistent
              • Good Tension
              • Long Life

              Cons

              • Breaks Easy
              • Poor Tone Quality

              Best Uses

              • Good For Country
              • Some Blues

              Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

              Don't purchase if you use heavy picks playing anything with jazz influence. Tone is too thin.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Alright

              By jbroider

              from Concord, NH

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Bright
              • Smooth

              Cons

              • Not Consistent
              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

              I purchased these strings 2 weeks ago hoping to finally find a go-to set that lasted a while. I love this range of strings in this set. I play about half an hour a day during the week and about 2 hours everyday on the weekend. After about A week I took my guitar out of the case and my D string snapped right at the 12th fret. Even though i am not fond of them my ernie balls lasted way longer and were more consistent but if i was hitting the studio i would load up with these guys because they initially sound pretty sweet. If you are an experienced musician like myself looking for a set to buy everytime and rely on, this is not your set.

               
              5.0

              I only use DAddario Strings, best

              By Bluesfcs

              from El Cajon,ca

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

                Ben using these strings for two years, never disappointed with sound and quality.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best for Blues

                By Bluesfcs

                from El Cajon,ca

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario EXL115 Medium Gauge Guitar Strings Single-Pack:

                  New package does not state BLUES/JAZZ ROCK, like old look better. HOWEVER D'ADDARIO rules in my book.

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