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D'Addario EXL120-3D XL Nickel Wound Super Light (.009-.042) Electric Guitar Strings 3-Pack
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- Three complete sets of electric guitar strings
- Super light gauge (.009-.042)
- Wound strings are round wound, made from nickel-plated steel. Unwound strings are plain steel
- String sets individually packaged in Corrosion Intercept bags for guaranteed freshness
- Made in USA by D'Addario, New York.
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D'Addario XL Nickel Wound electric guitar strings are world-renowned as 'The Player's Choice' amongst players of all genres and styles. XL's are precision wound with nickel-plated steel on a hex-shaped core, resulting in strings with a distinctive bright tone and excellent intonation.
D'Addario 3-Packs, or "3-D Sets" are complete sets in one box, conveniently packaged and individually sealed in a Corrosion Intercept Bag, making each set as fresh as the day it was made. Muliple packs offer a saving over buying sets individually.
Nickel-Plated Steel Explained
A steel alloy that has an electroplating of 8% pure nickel. This is a formula used in the world-famous D'Addario XL string line. This steel alloy is ideally suited for magnetic pickups and the nickel plating provides a cosmetic finish, oxidation resistance and surface smoothness. It is bright sounding and long-lasting without promoting fret wear.
Plain Steel Explained
A high carbon steel alloy wire that is round in cross section. Used for plain steel strings.
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.
From the Manufacturer
- Legendary, bright, full tone
- Versatile enough for all music genres
- Round wound with Nickel-Plated Steel
- Available in multiple gauges
- Sealed, corrosion-proof recyclable packaging
- Made in the USA
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.
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.
Round Wound Nickel-plated Steel
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
They are consistent, they sound clear and bright and they stay good for months.
A wee tip for all you lazy players.. wash your hands before you play, you will save lots of money in strings!
Sweaty greasy hands eat through strings.
Also, give them a wipe after you've played.
They like that too.
I must say that there are times when using this set of D'Addario EXL125 strings, I sort of wonder why I bothered at all because at the fraction of the cost compared to so many up-market brands, the string life and delivery of tone from the D'Addarios is actually consistent and good. Do not expect "breath-taking" tone, which, also depends heavily on your guitar and playing ability ;)
Having a rather heavy hard-rock rhythm right hand coupled with a desire for wild bluesy bends, I chose this gauge to suit my style which covers anything from blues, country to jazz and rock and roll. I use these strings with a tele, strat, an SG and a firebird VII: all sounding good.
If you're tired of mucking around with experimenting or struggling to afford expensive strings which claim to last longer, just remember this: it actually helps to just wipe down your strings after playing. After all, strings are made of metal and they WILL rust no matter how expensive or boutique the make.
Just bear in mind that the strings wraps of the EXL 125s are NICKEL-PLATED instead of PURE NICKEL, hence the cheaper price. It is misrepresentation of some sorts, but: I've been using this set for about 2 weeks, approximately 2-3hrs playing time per day and they are still alive, and I expect them to last for another 2 more weeks of playing.
This is my main gauge although for different guitars I used different sets I make up via other D'Addario strings. Take my word for it, you cannot go wrong with these strings. See you at Stagecoach Festival in April 2017!
You can't argue with that
Forget whatever Ernie Ball puts on the back of his packets....
D'Addario make the best strings.
Don't get me wrong, I've used them all. And always come back to these.
I've played professionally for many years and these we're always my preferred set of strings. Specifically at this gauge.
Given that the I play almost every type of music these are well rounded.
Heavy enough on the bottom end to play the heaviest rock tune, and light enough at the top to play quality clean stuff.
The brightness of tone is sweet and the strings last a long time before you need to replace them.
Used to play six nights a week, 3 x 1 hour sets a night, plus three days rehearsing 4-5 hours a time, and would only need to replace once a week. And I'm a hard hitter.
For me, the best set of strings there is.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great strings, my son swears they give a lovely tone and would buy them again.Published 1 day ago by jem
Bought a pack and the thicker E string snapped minutes into fitting it on the guitar.Published 16 days ago by Arx95
Very good quality guitar strings,the nickel winding makes them impervious to potential rusting. I always use them,also the price was very
I used the bottom 4 strings of this set to re-string an old 3/4 scale Jedson bass which is now more of a baritone guitar but this has made the tuning and intonation so much easierPublished 22 days ago by Bob
Excellent product. Accurate positive reviews. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Would highly recommend for the price. Unbeatable.Published 25 days ago by A Rees
I've always used these 10's on all my guitars. They sound and feel better than Ernie BallPublished 26 days ago by Ted
You can't go wrong with D'Addario strings simply the best on the market.Published 26 days ago by jason
Retains tone and tension the longest. Great response to fast picking, finger picking, sweep picking and legato. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer