D'Addario EXL110 Regular Light

Made by D'Addario

URL http://www.daddario.com/
Description Nothing too speical. Just solid strings that feel good, sound good, and hold up well.
Posted By KJ Leichman (1446)
Directory Equipment: Strings
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Overall Rating: 3.6 (of 5)
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On 9/17/2005, Adrian Levi (2907) posted:
Overall Rating:
These strings SUCK!!! I broke two of them (both high Es) a total of four times in a span of a couple hours. How can you break two strings four times? you ask. Well, I put on my new string and started to stretch it out a little. Not a lot, I pulled it off the fretboard maybe about an inch. BAM!! it snaps at the bridge. I tie the remaining string around the ball, restring it and stretch it out a little more. BAM!! snaps again. I do the same things but it gets a little kink and as I'm tightening it it breaks again. This time at the nut. Now I don't have enough string to re string it. No high E string, no guitar playing and I really don't want to go back to the store. I am pissed!!

After an hour I come back and find a couple more of the same strings. I proceed to string one of them and am being very careful while I stretch it not to break it. Still, BAM!! it snaps. I get the last string on, and am very surprised and relieved when it doesn't break.

I hadn't used these for a couple years but I remember that when I used them I'd break the high E string every two weeks or so. I'd buy a new pack of strings and a couple extra Es cause I knew they'd break. This was on a crappy guitar so I didn't think much of it but it was still disappointing. Now I see that it wasn't the guitar and they're just crappy strings.

Ok, now I'm done my rant...

Aside from this these are pretty average strings. They're on the cheap side but they're still WAY too expensive for what you get. They sound fine but not as good as Ernie Balls. They last an average length of time. The only reason I was using them at all is that the closest store to my house has a small selection of strings and since they didn't have EBs I though I'd try them again
Price: $8.00 Can (new)
Features:
Basic 10 gauge nickel steel strings with colour coded ball ends. Nothing special.
Sound Quality:
They sounds fine. Pretty bright. Not my favourite.
Durability:
They last an average length of time, maybe a bit on the short side--if they don't break.
On 12/2/2003, Donny Shuler (324) posted:
Overall Rating:
I purchased these because they are relatively inexpensive and I have had good luck with them in the past.

I give them a 4-rating overall because I believe any product as highly advertised and endorsed as this one is also highly overpriced.
Price: $9.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
Light gauge. Color-coded ball ended steel strings for electric guitar. I have no complaints.
Sound Quality:
Played on Yamaha Pacifica through a practice amp. I'm not good enough to comment on what styles these strings are best-suited, but they suit me fine for practice. They sound terrific to my ears. After replacing an old set of generic strings with these, I couldn't put the guitar down.
Durability:
They lose that brand new brightness after about 2-3 days, but that's when I like them best. I don't really like the brand-new sound. After that initial break-in period, they're good for a few weeks. Maybe a month.
On 4/28/2003, KJ Leichman (1446) posted:
Overall Rating:
Nothing too special. They're pretty good strings that shouldn't let you down, but don't pay as much as I did for them.
Price: $5.50 (new)
Where Obtained: O. DiBella Music
Features:
Features? They're nickel-wound pieces of steel with color-coded ball ends. What kind of features can they have?!? :)
Sound Quality:
I play all types of music, and they sounded nice with all of them. They've got a nice 'twang for blues, and they sound good with distortion. My one gripe is that the higher strings are very hard to bend as you get closer to the 24th fret.
Durability:
I went through two sets before trying out other strings, and both held up well for about a month. I have a very hard picking style, so this is probably good.
On 11/24/2001, Daniel Yourdon (904) posted:
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There is a grab bag of strings at my local music store I can get strings 3set for 6.00. I have used alot of other strings because I never buy more than one set of the same kind out of there. I've probably bought 30 or more different types of strings there. D'Addario and Gibson strings consistantly come out on top. they sound good right up to the time they are worn out. it's like bam you can't get them tuned. I would like to see flat wound version but then you would just end up with the same sacrafices of other flat wound strings.
Price: $31.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend .com
Features:
Set runs from .010 for high E to .047 for low E.( my limit is .050 at this end. Nickle wound with 80/20 Bronze. Color coded ball ends,I could live without this fairly smooth for a round wound string
Sound Quality:
Ii use them on an Ovation Acoustic -electric. they get played through everything from a gurilla practice amp. to a p.a. sound system that I hear through Peavey floor monitors. they have a fairly rich tone that sounds good with just about anything I want to play. a little country a little rock and a lot of worship songs.Not to high pitched for an acoustis although I'm pushing it.I actually prefer Gibson Spectrum strings for this Guitar. but there not worth the cost.for the price these are the strings of my choice.
Durability:
They seem to last about a Month, these are the second longest lasting strings I've used on this guitar. #1 was a hex ground Half round thing that I used once. the sound paid the price for longjevity. I had those strings on my Guitar for two months when I finally took them off simply because I couldn't stand it anymore. I can push these to 6 or 7 weeks but then my drummer starts complaining.
On 2/12/2001, Tim Ball (2060) posted:
Overall Rating:
They just work for me. I get a good value with 'em.
Price: $5.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Music Shack
Features:
Color-coded ball ends make it difficult to confuse the strings.
Durability: