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.
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 read more 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
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Single Set
Shipping Weight: 0.25 lbs
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DAD EXL120
3-Pack
Shipping Weight: 1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 1 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DAD EXL1203
10-Pack
Shipping Weight: 0.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 2 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): DAD EXL12010P
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-323-2746
(17 ratings)
Submitted July 5, 2005 by a customer from officer.com
DAddario EXL120 Strings Customer Review
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Still going strong with D'addario and no plans to ever change brands.

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.

Features
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 read more 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).

Musical Background:
Performing Musician/Composer

Musical Style:
Modern rock
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