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D'Addario EXL120 Electric Guitar Strings (Super Light, 9-42)

D'Addario EXL120 strings offer great performance. The D'Addario EXL120s are Super Light gauge strings, great for lead work. (22) Read 8 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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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. D'Addario EXL120 XL's are precision wound with super light gauge nickel-plated steel on a hex-shaped core, resulting in strings with a distinctive bright tone and excellent intonation.

About D'Addario Strings
The devil is always in the details, and sweating the details has been a family tradition at D'Addario for nine generations. Just look at something as simple as their plain steel guitar strings. They pay more to have the ball ends precision turned from solid brass stock. The edges have radii that prevent the ball end from cutting into wooden bridges or guitar tops.

Each string is twisted to perfection right down to the 3 neatly wrapped "lock twists." And those lock twists help keep the plain steel strings from unraveling or breaking prematurely. Each and every spool of precision drawn high carbon steel wire passes 3 quality control tests before it hits the inventory shelves.

Pioneering innovative string design has been a D'Addario family tradition for nine generations. Most guitar players don't realize that the inner core wire in all D'Addario steel strings is made from carefully drawn, hexagonally shaped, high carbon steel wire. The 6 "edges" of the core wire bite into the softer wrap wire, securing it all along its length. The hexagon core is just one of the reasons D'Addario strings are "Better by Design." Hexagonally shaped high carbon steel core wire. Core wire edges dig in to the wrap wire to ensure a tight bond between the core and the wrap wire.

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Super Light: .009, .011, .016, .024w, .032w, .042w
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Single Set
Shipping Weight: 0 lbs
3-Pack
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 1 in
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Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 2 in
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Sound: D'addario strings have been the only brand I've used for at least the last five years. I'll admit I used to enjoy Dean Markley Blue Steel, but you can't really expect to buy a case or seven and have them all be fresh a year later, D'addarios are always just as pristine as they day they were encased in their oxygen-free polymer mausoleums. Feature: D'addario likes to point out that their strings are 'Better by Design', and they are. The hexagonal center literally bites into the wrap, melding the two metals like no other string manufacturer can. Quality: Always just as bright and corrosion-free as the day they were made. The Dean Markleys just didn't compare. Value: In short, buying any other brand in bulk is nothing more than a waste to me. Buying single sets at a music store is far more expensive, and there's still no guarantee that your strings are fresh. D'addarios, unlike other brands, will still be worth their price 2 years after purchase when you break a string 2 o'clock in the morning at your local venue. Manufacturer Support: I've never had problems with any of my D'addario or Planet Waves products, hence service was never required. This is a testament in itself, I'm still using the same Planet Waves guitar cables I bought about 5 years ago and they're still immaculate. The Wow Factor: Nothing else meets the same engineering standards, nor does anything else sound the same (hey, all brands are different for beter or worse). Overall: Still going strong with D'addario and no plans to ever change brands.
Style of Music: Modern rock
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Sound: Crisp, neat, and clear. there's not too much else I can say about these strings, they are always consistent sounding from the time you thread them on, to the time you peel them off (I have personally only had less than a handful of them ever break while playing) the brightness and light clear sound these give is perfect for the high clear punch of single coils (IE A Strat or Telly) and yet they have just enough slink and "bite" (density/weight) to them to give a humbucker equipped guitar (IE A Les Paul or SG) a good thick bark. the only strings that I think sound better are the high end GHS Super Boomers (which if my memory serves, they dont make any more) but the cost split is rather pointless in my mind. Feature: The color coded ends are surely handy, especially if you are an instructor, teaching younger players how to change strings, it really helps them keep track of which string is which, and its great to double check yourself against making mistakes, no matter how long you've played. As for the packaging; while a tad bothersome to handle and open, it so totally does the job it's built to do, which is keeping the strings fresh. I have bought other brands and let me tell you, unless your buying nylon strings, paper packaging is rather handy and a tad sexy looking, but it utterly fails at keeping the air off of strings and thus preventing corrosion, which will degrade the quality of your strings, no matter how much they cost. Ease of Use: strings are strings right? Ehh, not so much, Having played with D'Addario's for both my Electrics and my Acoustics, I can say that they make playing easier by promoting 3 things; 1: easy install (see above in Features) 2: easy break-in, and 3: easy playing. Anyone who's played a stringed instrument knows that after you first get the strings on, you have a period of time where they are stretching a bit, and adjusting themselves and settling (the guitar also does some of this, but to a much lesser extent) and D'Addario's have the shortest break-in time of any brand I've ever used (and I've used almost all of them (acoustic and electric) in my 18+ years) so I gotta say, hands down, D'Addario does strings right. Quality: as titled, D'Addario's are pretty much the best bang for the buck value in strings you can get, no matter where you buy them, they are likely the lowest priced strings anywhere on the market, and the manufacturing quality is right up there with the most expensive brands (and in some areas, surpasses it) Value: please, read above, now read this: Buy this brand, no matter if its for you're acoustic or electric, because I'll clue you in on something wild; you can cross match them, meaning, you can swap on a set of electric strings onto your acoustic, and you'll get a super bright and clean jangle that sounds very interesting and punchy, and with acoustic strings on your electric, you'll have this fat dirty earthen growl that can not be replicated with effects, ever. Let me say this again; BUY THIS BRAND! Manufacturer Support: I've never had to use the support numbers or web sites listed on the packages, ever, which in a way, speaks volumes more that having to use it, right? The Wow Factor: just read everything I've written above and you'll have all the reasons you need to invest some coin in a whole 50lbs crate of these things. Overall: just read everything I've written above and you'll have all the reasons you need to invest some coin in a whole 50lbs crate of these things.
Style of Music: a little bit of everything
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