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D'Addario EPS540 XL ProSteels Light Top/Heavy Bottom (.010-.052) Electric Guitar Strings


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Light Top/Heavy Bottom
  • One complete set of electric guitar strings
  • Light top/heavy bottom gauge (.010-.052)
  • Wound strings are round wound, made from steel alloy
  • Strings packaged in Corrosion Intercept bags for guaranteed freshness
  • Made in USA by D'Addario, New York.
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Product Information

Style Name: Light Top/Heavy Bottom
Technical Details
Item Weight23 g
Product Dimensions10.4 x 10.4 x 0.3 cm
Item model numberEPS540
  
Additional Information
ASINB0016KQ4SU
Best Sellers Rank 4,656 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight41 g
Date First Available2 July 2009
  
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Product Description

Style Name: Light Top/Heavy Bottom

Product Description

Light top/heavy bottom 010/013/017/030/042/052

Manufacturer's Description

D'Addario XL ProSteels utilize a highly magnetic, corrosion-resistant steel alloy that delivers super-bright tone without shrill overtones. They offer a palette of harmonically rich, brilliantly penetrating highs combined with pronounced, tight-and-tough lows. If you need a little more crunch, bite, and sustain, ProSteels are the string for you.

When do I change my strings?
Don’t wait until they break! The frequency you should change strings depends on how often you play, how you play, and in what conditions your instrument is played and stored. Active performers may need to change their strings on a weekly basis or even more often if they suffer from acidic perspiration. Occasional players may take months to wear out a set. Most players change strings when they lose their brilliance, sound too mellow, when intonation falters or when their instrument is difficult to keep in tune. Changing one string after it breaks is not recommended as the newer string will be brighter-sounding than the rest of the set.

How can I clean my strings?
Hand perspiration and dirt build-up are the main culprits that shorten string longevity. Wipe strings down with a clean cloth after each session. For those of you with more acidic perspiration, wipe strings down with Planet Waves String Cleaner.

Which string set is for me?
Whether choosing electric, acoustic, classical or other strings, the right string tension for your style is a matter of trial and error and is of utmost importance. Experimenting with different tensions can bring out a completely different character and sound of your instrument and in the style of your play. You should not assume that the string tension the guitar manufacturer selected at the factory is the right tension for you.

Custom blending of light and medium sets or extra light and light sets is also an option. For example the EXL140 set combines the trebles of a regular light electric set with the basses of a jazz EJ21 set. This allows easy bending of treble strings with the heftier bass response of the heavier EJ21 strings.

Light gauge strings are the most popular and are recommended by most makers. Lighter overall string tension ensures longer soundboard and neck life. Heavier tensions are not recommended for guitars built with fragile tops. Medium gauge strings offer more projection on heavier built instruments.

Classical sets are gauged in light, normal, hard and extra hard tensions. Although the total pull of classical strings is much less than their steel string counterparts, the string height is set higher on classical guitars. This fact makes the tension difference critical.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Ritchie on 6 Jan 2010
Style Name: Regular Light
These string sound (noticeably) richer, brighter than the previous strings i have tried (ernie ball slinkys, and the normal d'addario's). They also keep that fresh string sound for much longer than standard strings (though they do dull down somewhat).

The wound strings also feel different. They feel much more abrasive under your fingers, (sounds silly) which helps more precision playing as you can feel more easily what is going on under your fingers.

In short i cant really fault them, i dont want to try another string.

God knows why you never see them around in stores more! =[
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. B. Fielden Nicholls on 2 Mar 2010
Style Name: Regular Light Verified Purchase
These strings are, by a huge margin, the best - for my style anyway. I must have tried all the other good makes over the (several!) decades.
If you're looking for sheer clean and bright tonality plus longevity get these amazing strings.
Rob Nicholls (706 Union / Boperator)
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By Andrew osborne on 3 Jun 2014
Style Name: Jazz Light Verified Purchase
I usually but a different brand when I'm buying strings for guitars set up for slide. These are a more than worthy substitute. Lovely and taught and very toneful
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By Dave on 31 Jan 2014
Style Name: Light Top/Heavy Bottom Verified Purchase
I use these strings on all my electric guitars, brighter and a longer lifespan compared to Ernie Ball's 10-52s. Perfect for heavy pickers and/or those who like to downtune to D, or at a stretch down to C.
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