Daddario EXL120-10P

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String Set

  • Nickel-plated steel
  • Bright and clear sound
  • Gauges: 009-011-016-w024-w032-w042
  • Pack with 10 sets
available since March 2007
Item number 111442
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Strength of the strings 009 - 042
Strength of the strings 0,009" – 0,042"
Material Nickel Plated Steel
G-String Wound No
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Soft to the touch but sharp tone
Benjamin I. 01.04.2019
I'm not going to talk much about the sound, a thousand reviews and countless listeners and professional musicians already know. I tried 11-49's at full tension for a while, they have a lot of nerve but they prove hard to bend. So now I'm only putting 10-46's and 9-42's on my axes.

I found an excellent Madison Strat clone with 22 frets and a very well contoured neck joint so it naturally begged for shred strings, and that means 9-42's. Their unplugged tone is exactly the same as heavier D'Addario strings except the biggers ones have a kinda boosted sound all over the spectrum.

I was afraid that would be heard drastically at the amp but no, they level out when amplified, maybe because the pickups need to be a little closer to the less massive strings. However the main reason for the 9-42's was comfort and I got plenty of it. They feel like hair, they bend super easily but not so much that you don't feel a tactile feedback, they do resist a little bit.

For some reason they detune more after bends than after trem motions but they don't detune more than heavier gauges. By the way, the 11-49's I still have will be mounted on a guitar that has an unusual strong resonance in the low end, I will tune it in D standard and enjoy the fat tone. Full tension with 11-49's was an experiment worth doing but the playability of thinner strings is hard to live without.

Comfort should be the same than 9-42's, I guess. I also bought a super affordable Stagg Strat clone with only 21 frets but the neck feels so fast to me, I'll be putting these 9-42's, too, it will be my other shred guitar, and it might prove faster because of the ergonomics.

To be sure to exploit that speed it'll be fitted with these soft 9-42's, the stock 9-42's don't sound great but they feel right so D'Addario tone has to complement that comfort.
Edit: when I switched from fat strings and soft rounded picks to thicker pointy picks and thinner strings the attack remained sharp.
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Nice!
G-MEC 01.10.2020
Been using them for decades. You can't go wrong with these.
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serreos 26.04.2019
Από τον ήχο είμαι πολύ ικανοποιημένος, πολύ καλός ήχος.
Σε κάποια σετ όμως μου ξεκουρδιζόταν η ΜΙ καντίνι την έσφιγγα ξεκουρδιζόταν, ώσπου τελικά ξεδενόταν από την πλευρά της γέφυρας. Το αντιμετώπισα κολλώντας με καλάι και κολλητήρι την συγκεκριμένη χορδή.
Ευχαριστώ.
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My favourite strings
Machineboy 12.12.2021
9-42 strings with Daddario's high quality and colour coded string ends. I find them easier to bend and play expressively than their 10-46 strings.
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