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K.Kay 07.01.2021
Ok folks. I bought 2 set 11's from each brand (the other brand is ernie ball) cause I wanted to tune down 2 of my guitars to D standard for a project. As fate wanted it these 2 guitars were identical (same brand, same pickups) so I decided to install one of each brand for an A/B comparison. After necessary truss rod adjustments we are back in business.
Sound related there was no any audible difference between these 2 sets, the only actual difference is the long lasting tone (ernie ball) after 3 months of use and the fact that ernie ball's have a smoother feeling in hands.
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Fantastic durable strings
Anonymous 19.04.2016
I am a lifelong user of Daddario strings and I always choose the EXL116 for my guitars that I use for playing in a full step down (D Standard) and drop C and these strings fit the bill every time!
These are some of the highest quality strings on the market for the price. I know some people prefer the more expensive brands but in my personal opinion (having used basically every string on the market) these strings have the same, if not better, durability and lasting life as the more expensive brands.
These strings give a perfect mellow sound for those bluesy/clean riffs but also have more than enough bite for rock and heavy metal. I highly recommend these strings for D Standard and drop C tunings! If you want to go to drop B or A, then I recommend the EXL117's which give you just a bit more tension on the low E and holds a great tone and bite, as do the EXL116's!
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Very good for d-standard
Jimey 12.06.2018
I use these for D-standard, in occasional alteration with the comparable Balanced-tension set. I pick these over the BT when I need a little extra tension on the low end if I am exptecting to go to Drop-C.
the extra 002 on the low end helps keep things taught.

Unlike the BT set, however, the G and C (or A and D if you are standard tuning) strings already have a sizably higher tension than the low D (or E...) which offsets the above advantage in feel a little. It takes some getting used to switching between sets.

By and large I like the set. As always with D'Addario they sound fantastic, are wonderfully low-impact packaged with easily recycled plastic and cardboard in low quantities and seemingly last longer than you might expect. Will definitely buy again in the future - although I may add a thicker low string if I ever decide to keep a guitar permanently in dropped tuning.
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My favourite fusion / jazz gauge
Bider 04.12.2019
This is the set I used to use for almost a decade. Inexpensive, solid, blanced, without any particular frequences that may disappoint you. Comparing to other famous brands, for me, it’s tension seems to be tight enough to keep your tuning in a good condition for at least 3-4 gigs.
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The Best.
Old Murray 29.11.2018
These are my go-to strings. No doubts about it.
The feel and tone is unbeatable. Pure comfort. Security, quality and durability. The brightness lasts for ages (and more so with proper care). It keeps in tune longer than one can imagine, even with heavy hitting and bending. Ideal for heavy style, slow, fast or lightspeed shreding, funky, groovy, bluesy, you name it. And even being such heavy strings the brightness shines on the lower ones, the mellow twang on that G string is pure bliss, and the top ones deliver groovy, soulful and unmucky tone. Like I said, these are my go-to. I would never discontinue these puppies! If you're into Doom, Stoner, Drone or any kind of sludgy type metal, give these a try!
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Love declaration
Gooser 26.04.2018
I have played these strings for 6 or so years. I have tried other strings for short periods, but I always switch back to these because you get exactly what you expect.

They have great clarity and the fresh sound you get from a new set of strings last a long time. The tone is beautiful and have a fantastic response to how hard or how soft you're playing. They're so durable I end up changing strings for the hell of it when I'm doing touch ups on my guitar.
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Best Guitar String Producer
AtakanBeyen 21.11.2021
Daddario is AWASOME guitar String Producers. I have no other comments
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great value
fran_jo 22.05.2020
I have Used these strings for a long time, they sound good and are durable (never encountered a broken string ...)
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Great for down tuning
Anonymous 05.05.2016
As would be expected with D'Addario strings, the main reason I use these is due to their durability. I keep strings on my guitars longer then I really should, and these tend to last months at a time. When new, they sound clear and have a great chime. When old, they lose their sparkle but they stay in tune well and still sound decent. I hardly ever break them in spite of my aggressive picking style. I generally tune down a full step and I sometimes use drop C. These give plenty of tension. They're also really good for E standard tuning on cheaper guitars where 9s or 10s would usually go out of tune. Another feature I like is the coloured ball ends found on all D'Addario strings which makes restringing much easier.
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Good strings, with a good reputation
Anonymous 05.09.2016
I've been using these strings for several years now, and i've yet to find any that beats them in terms on consistency and overall quality, especially for the price.

I use these strings for E Standard, Drop D and for D? standard tunings, and they feel great across the board.
I play primarily metal and hard rock, but these strings sound great for just about anything.

I highly recommend these strings for anyone who wants a step up from regular .10-.46 strings, or are experimenting with different strings and brands etc.

Try them out, they wont disappoint!
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