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D’Addario XL Nickel Electric Guitar Strings

D’Addario XL Nickel electric guitar strings are the “Player’s Choice”, known for delivering a universally appealing and versatile tone, no matter your playing style.

XL Nickel Wound, D’Addario’s most popular guitar strings, are precision wound with nickel plated steel onto a carefully drawn, hexagonally shaped, high carbon steel core. The result—strings with long lasting, distinctive, bright tone and excellent intonation—is ideal for the widest variety of guitars and musical styles.

Gauges

  • EXL120 -09-42: Super Light • Gauges: Plain Steel .009, .011, .016, Nickel Wound .024, .032, .042 minimum tension, of flat wounds.  EXL120 is a super light gauge set with maximum flexibility and biting tone. 
  • EXL110 -10-46: Regular Light • Gauges: Plain Steel .010, .013, .017, Nickel Wound .026, .036, .046 .  EXL110 is D’Addario’s best-selling set of strings for electric guitar.
  • EXL140 -10-52: Light Top / Heavy Bottom • Gauges: Plain Steel .010, .013 .017, Nickel Wound .030, .042, .052 . EXL140 is a hybrid gauge set that combines EXL110 for flexibility with heavier 4th, 5th and 6th strings for a more solid low end.
  • EXL115 -11-49: Medium Set • Gauges: Plain Steel .011, .014, .018, Nickel Wound .028, .038, .049.   EXL115 is preferred for their moderate flexibility and rich, full tone. 
  • XLEJ21 -12-52: Jazz Light Set • Gauges: Plain Steel .012, .016, Nickel Wound .024, .032, .042, .052. EJ21 features  a wound 3rd/G string, optimal for “jazz” style playing and some drop tunings.
  • XLEJ22 -13-56: Jazz Medium Set • Gauges: Plain Steel .013, .017, Nickel Wound .026, .036, .046, .056.   EJ22 features a wound 3rd string and is optimal for “jazz” style playing and some drop tunings. 
 

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