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D'Addario EXL117 Nickel Wound, Medium Top/Extra-Heavy Bottom Electric String Set, 11-56

EXL117 is an extreme hybrid set, optimally designed for tuning guitars down a whole step to D, while maintaining a comfortable playing tension like that of a "light" gauge set


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MSRP: Old Price $12.85 Discounted Price $5.99 Save : $6.86 (53%)
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XL Nickel Wound, D'Addario's most popular electric guitar strings, are precision wound with nickelplated 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.

  • Hybrid gauges optimized for "D" tuning, one whole step down
  • Round wound with nickelplated steel for distinctive bright tone
  • Environmentally friendly, corrosion resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh
  • Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance
  • String Gauges: Plain Steel .011, .014, .019, Nickel Wound .032, .044, .056

D'Addario Item No. EXL117

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D'addario XL Strings!


These strings are killer for Drop C tuning! (11-56) They have a good bright, crisp and clear tone to get those chugs nice and and sharp. I love D'addario strings to the maxx and the staff at sam ash nashville is super amazing and helpful. Bye Bye guitar center! lol



Would buy again


Best staff going



Pleased as punch


Great strings for D standard and Drop C turnings, feel good under the fingers and biting tone. Love 'em!



Great strings.


Great strings.



Consistent good tone with benefits!


I use these on an ESP LTD V-300. Never had problems while tuning a half step down from standard, and there's enough tension that you can tune down a step or two and still be fine. I've been using these strings for a few years now, and don't see using anything else. Be sure to register for the Player's Circle as well, as you can get free* swag for the codes on the inner protective pack! *You do have to buy the strings first.



EXL117 Nickel Wound, Medium Top/Extra-Heavy Bottom Electric String Set, 11-56

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