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D'Addario EXP11 Coated 8020 Bronze Acoustic Strings (Light, 12-53)

D'Addario EXP11 acoustic guitar strings feature an exclusive EXP coating which helps strings last three times longer than regular strings. (6) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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D'Addario EXP11 8020 Acoustic Strings

An ultra-fine layer of D'Addario's exclusive EXP Coating is bonded to the 80/20 Bronze wrap wire which is then wound onto the hex-shaped core wire, resulting in a built-in barrier against corrosion and wear. Strings retain their inherent extra-bright tone and natural feel, yet last 3-4 times longer than traditional strings. These are D'Addario's brightest-sounding extended play strings.

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Shipping Weight: 0.1 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 5 x 5 x 1 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EXP11
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Overall: Back around '02 when I started performing 3+ hr solo acoustic shows, I started noticing how my sound would get stagnant about an hr into the set. I tend to use big sounding guitars and they were sounding like wet logs by the end of the sets. So, I ordered a dozen or so different strings and tried them all out for a few days each, then took the best of those and performed with them. These EXP11s weren't the best sounding of the bunch, but they still sounded good and most importantly, the tone was consistent throughout the night. My hands weren't torn up either since the coating on them didn't tear into my fingers like non-coated strings will when playing that long of a set (I rarely take breaks). So, are they the BEST sounding strings? No, but they'll sound good and stay true to their tone for an extended period. I'd think that's a plus for people who don't want to mess with changing strings often. Oh, and after all of that research, I found out these are the same strings Dave Matthews and many other acoustic performers use and for good reason!
Style of Music: Folk, Irish/Celtic
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Sound: I prefer these strings over Cleartones, and perhaps over Elixir Nanowebs. The sound is plenty strong and rich. Each guitar is different, and strings sound different on different guitars. The trick is to match the strings to the individual instrument. Feature: They do what they're supposed to do -- protect the string from oils, etc., and keep them in tune and sounding good longer. Ease of Use: Well, they're strings, so ya pretty much put 'em on. I HAVE noticed that they stay in tune very well once they've been tuned a time or two, and that they dont stretch out for as long as some other strings will. Quality: Very good results, no strings breaking without cause or wearing out prematurely. Value: Best price on treated strings. Elixirs are a bit more (and sometimes a bit more slick and dull). Cleartones are out of touch with reality, and I don't care for them all that well. Manufacturer Support: These guys are top notch. When I phoned with question, they didn't act all put out that I was bothering them. The Wow Factor: I prefer them on certain acoustics. If they weren't available, I'd go to Elixirs. Overall: So long as they keep sounding good on my guitars, I'll keep using them.
Style of Music: Soft rock, folk, Americana.
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