D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings, Super Light, 9-42
- Super light gauges for maximum flexibility and biting tone
- Round wound with nickelplated steel for distinctive bright tone
- Corrosion resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh
- String Gauges: Plain Steel .009, .011, .016, Nickel Wound .024, .032, .042
- Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance
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Your Strings Matter.
D'Addario's XL Nickel Wound electric guitar strings are engineered to serve as the critical link between you and your guitar. XL's are precision wound with highly magnetic nickel-plated steel to exacting specifications, resulting in strings with long lasting, distinctive bright tone, and excellent intonation. Ideal for the widest variety of guitars and musical styles, XL's are the choice of countless professionals around the world.
The most popular and universal construction, Round Wound strings deliver the traditional textured feel most players are familiar and comfortable with.
Renowned for their distinctive, bright tone, XL nickel-plated steel is the industry standard for many genres and playing styles.
D'Addario Nickel Wound strings are wound with nickelplated steel onto a carefully drawn, hexagonally shaped, high carbon steel core. A high carbon steel alloy that is six-sided in cross section. When usedas the core or â€œcenterâ€ of a musical string, the 6 edge points firmly grip every turn of the wrapwire, ensuring a tight wrap and longer-lasting string.
The D'Addario Difference
It all starts with our exclusively engineered and built string winding machines. There is literally nothing like a D'Addario string machine. The combination of the most advanced computer-controlled winding technology and stringent incoming wire inspection delivers unmatched consistency, string after string, set after set. Every D'Addario string is made in the USA, ensuring the highest quality and performance.
String alloys have a dramatic impact on your tone, feel and string life. D'Addario's diverse selection of electric string alloys include:
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If Ernie Ball made this gauge…then I'd probably those just because I prefer individually "packaged" strings over the color-coding system :)
As for the XL brand, these strings are real steel, rarely break, and have a very smooth, silky finish and feel. Excellent tone as well.
I also use this set on a 25.5" scale guitar tuned a full-step down.
Since I play a lot of heavy rock & some metal, I really need low strings with some thickness and tension to them, obviously more so tuning down, especially the low E. That thicker gauge makes such a huge difference in sound, and the tuning helps balance out the extra strain. And I don't like wound G strings so that's a plus with the EXL117s. It's almost like this set was custom-built for me.
Of course this isn't the only good string brand--I have other guitars with GHS, Ernie Ball, and other D'Addario sets depending--but to me the EXL117 is just the perfect set for my primary two guitars.
I know there are tons of other options out there and I've experimented with some of them, but there's really no reason for me to fix what isn't broken. I pop these on and they break-in relatively quickly (about an hour for me) and are recording-quality for a good while. A person could go chasing after magical gear forever with all of the options nowadays but if you can't do it with one of the major sets, you can't do it.
After a year and repurchase, I'm still in love with these strings. Good life over 3-4 sweaty gigs, response and tone is consistent.
I'm so glad they aren't 9's !!!
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