D'Addario EXL120-8 Electric Guitar Strings (Super Light, 8-String, 9-65)

Get that booming eight-string range without sacrificing string-bending with an super light set of D'Addario EXL120-8 electric guitar strings.

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    1.5 out of 5 stars
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Submitted August 27, 2013 by Sean Tousey-Pfarrer in Northampton, MA

"Waaay too Light"

Overall: 1.5 out of 5 stars
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The normal 6 strings do alright, though they're still far too light for my taste. But the bottom two, especially that outrageously floppy F# - it's no wonder people complain about the muddiness of extended-range guitars! It's 90% the strings' fault. I recently ordered my own custom set of D'Addario Singles (9.5, 13, 17, 24, 32, 44, 60, 80) and they made all the difference the world to my tone and to the strings' playability. The high strings are still fairly light, but get progressively heavier towards the bottom, which is what the pickups need in order to give out crisp tones. I love D'Addario strings, but this SET of strings is a dud. If you're not quite as picky as I am, at least order separate B and F# strings with heavier gauges so they don't sound like mud and give us 8-stringers a bad rep.

Musical Background:

Clarinet 9 years, Guitar 2 years, 8-string guitar 1 year

Musical Style:

Metal, Jazz, Rock, Folk, Classical, World, and odd combinations
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