D’Addario EXL115-10P XL Nickel Wound Blues/Jazz Rock (.11-.49) Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack

D'Addario EXL115-10P XL Nickel Wound Blues/Jazz Rock (.11-.49) Electric Guitar Strings 10-Pack

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  • BESTSELLING SET – Pursue your passion with D’Addario’s bestselling electric guitar set, XL Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings XL’s deliver long lasting, distinctive bright tone and excellent intonation and the corrosion resistant packaging of the 10-pack keeps your extra string sets fresh
  • FOR THE ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE – D’Addario Nickel Wound strings are precisely wound with nickel-plated steel onto a hexagonally shaped, high carbon steel core for strings with bright tone, perfect intonation, stellar magnetic output, long life and reduced premature fret wear
  • VERSATILE – These are the ideal electric guitar strings for the widest variety of guitars and musical styles XL’s are the choice of countless professionals across many genres around the world
  • STRING GAUGES – The gauges in this electric string set include: Plain Steel 011, 014, 018, Nickel Wound 028, 038, 049
  • MADE IN THE USA – D’Addario leverages centuries of string-making experience and advanced computer-controlled winding technology to bring you the most durable, consistent and long-lasting guitar strings Made in the USA for the highest quality and performance, only D’Addario strings are sealed inside and out

Product description

Size Name:10-Pack

Manufacturer’s Description

D’Addario XL Nickel Wound electric guitar strings are world-renowned as ‘The Player’s Choice’ amongst players of all genres and styles. XL’s are precision wound with nickel-plated steel on a hex-shaped core, resulting in strings with a distinctive bright tone and excellent intonation.

D’Addario 10-Packs, or “ProPacks” are complete sets in one box, conveniently packaged and individually sealed in a Corrosion Intercept Bag, making each set as fresh as the day it was made. Muliple packs offer a saving over buying sets individually.

Nickel-Plated Steel Explained
A steel alloy that has an electroplating of 8% pure nickel. This is a formula used in the world-famous D’Addario XL string line. This steel alloy is ideally suited for magnetic pickups and the nickel plating provides a cosmetic finish, oxidation resistance and surface smoothness. It is bright sounding and long-lasting without promoting fret wear.

Plain Steel Explained
A high carbon steel alloy wire that is round in cross section. Used for plain steel strings.

When do I change my strings?
Don’t wait until they break! The frequency you should change strings depends on how often you play, how you play, and in what conditions your instrument is played and stored. Active performers may need to change their strings on a weekly basis or even more often if they suffer from acidic perspiration. Occasional players may take months to wear out a set. Most players change strings when they lose their brilliance, sound too mellow, when intonation falters or when their instrument is difficult to keep in tune. Changing one string after it breaks is not recommended as the newer string will be brighter-sounding than the rest of the set.

How can I clean my strings?
Hand perspiration and dirt build-up are the main culprits that shorten string longevity. Wipe strings down with a clean cloth after each session. For those of you with more acidic perspiration, wipe strings down with Planet Waves String Cleaner.

Which string set is for me?
Whether choosing electric, acoustic, classical or other strings, the right string tension for your style is a matter of trial and error and is of utmost importance. Experimenting with different tensions can bring out a completely different character and sound of your instrument and in the style of your play. You should not assume that the string tension the guitar manufacturer selected at the factory is the right tension for you.

Custom blending of light and medium sets or extra light and light sets is also an option. For example the EXL140 set combines the trebles of a regular light electric set with the basses of a jazz EJ21 set. This allows easy bending of treble strings with the heftier bass response of the heavier EJ21 strings.

Light gauge strings are the most popular and are recommended by most makers. Lighter overall string tension ensures longer soundboard and neck life. Heavier tensions are not recommended for guitars built with fragile tops. Medium gauge strings offer more projection on heavier built instruments.

Classical sets are gauged in light, normal, hard and extra hard tensions. Although the total pull of classical strings is much less than their steel string counterparts, the string height is set higher on classical guitars. This fact makes the tension difference critical.

Box Contains

  • 10 complete sets of electric guitar strings

    SKU: B000HP2RIG
    Weight: 20 g
    Size: 10-Pack
    Dimensions: 25.4 x 25.4 x 12.7 cm; 20 Grams
    Model: EXL115-10P
    Size: 10-Pack

    From the manufacturer

    DIAL IT IN. CRANK IT UP.

    D'Addario XL Nickel Wound is available for Electric Guitar and Bass.

    XL Nickel Wound, D'Addario's most popular electric guitar strings, are precision wound with nickel plated steel onto a carefully drawn, hexagonally shaped, high carbon steel core. XL Electric strings deliver a bright tone with clear fundamentals and precise intonation. XL Electric guitar strings are ideal for a wide range of musical styles.

    XL Nickel Wound Features:

    • Round wound with nickel plated steel for distinctive bright tone.
    • Corrosion-resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh
    • All D'Addario strings are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA

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    "I’ve been using D’Addario strings as long as I can remember, and I've experimented with a lot of gauges."

    Jimmy Plays XL Nickel 10-46

    "D’Addario strings are a very important part of the technical quilt that make up my guitar tone. Whether we are in the studio or on stage, my band and I only use D’Addario strings."

    Brandi Plays XL Nickel 10-52

    "I use D’Addario strings on everything, acoustic and electric. In 30 years I’ve never had a bad string on a guitar."

    Mark Plays XL Nickel 09-42

    ROUND, WOUND, AND RESPONSIVE

    Round wound strings have the feel and tone that most players are familiar with. This string construction combines the strength of the steel core with the tonal properties of the wrap wire alloy.

    SIX SIDES OF STABILITY

    Precision drawn hexagonal core was pioneered by D’Addario. This innovation allows the wrap wire to grip the core for superior dimensional stability, enhanced durability, and precise intonation.

    WOUND TO PERFECTIONS 700,000 TIMES A DAY

    String winding equipment is designed and built by D'Addario's engineering team, guaranteeing a production range of 500,000 to 700,000 strings per day. Digitally-controlled string winding machines ensure productivity, accuracy, and consistency.

    EXACT STANDARDS, EXTRAORDINARY SOUNDS.

    D'Addario's in-house wire drawing machines produce musical instrument wire to our exact specifications. Control over materials, equipment, and quality allows us to deliver high performance products.

    Round Wound

    Hex Core Construction

    String Winding Technology

    Wire Drawing

    XL Pro Steels XL Nickel Wound XT Coated Nickel XL Half Rounds XL Pure Nickel XL Chromes
    Tone Super Bright Bright Bright Warm Warm Warm
    Wrap Wire Alloy Stainless Steel Nickel Plated Steel Coated Nickel Plated Steel Stainless Steel Pure Nickel Flattened Stainless Steel
    Construction Round Wound Round Wound Round Wound Half Round Round Wound Flatwound
    Coated Uncoated Uncoated Coated (XT Treatment) Uncoated Uncoated Uncoated
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