D'Addario EXL120-8 and EXL140-8 Nickel Wound 8-String Sets

D'Addario unveils their latest 8-string sets: EXL120-8 and EXL140-8, nickel wound and optimized for low 8-string growls.

D'ADdario EXL120-8 Nickel Wound 8-String Set

These sets are designed to work well with low end riff work that 8-string guitars are known for, they also feature flexible plain steel strings for bending.

XL Nickel wound series feature precisely wound with nickel-plated steel, wrapped around a hexagonal high carbon steel core. This design is known for its longer lifespan and has a distinctive brighter tone, and is most popular electric guitar strings among their products. So it only makes sense that D'Addario decided to make it available for 8-string axe wielders.

The EXL120-8 is based on D-Addario's EXL 120-7, with the addition of a 065 string that is tuned to low F#. These strings are super light gauge, ideal for playing fast and furious, the light strings also help relieve some stress on your 8-string guitar. EXL120-8 is optimized for F#, B, E, A, D, G, B, E tuning and have the following string gauges: Plain Steel .009, .011 .016, Nickel Wound .024, .032, .042, .054, .065.

D'ADdario EXL140-8 Nickel Wound 8-String Set

The EXL140-8 on the other hand is a bit thicker than the EXL120. It is based on a hybrid set called EXL140, but with added two low strings, making it optimized for the standard 8-string guitar tuning of F#, B, E, A, D, G, B, E. This Hybrid makes this set ideal for guitarists with strong left hand tendencies, and is ideal for even more low-growl action. The plain string have the following gauges .010, .013 .017, while the nickel wound strings are set to .030, .042, .054, .064, .074.

These new string sets are made in the USA and are packed in environment-friendly corrosion resistant packaging to ensure that you get fresh strings.

These sets are currently being sold by online retailers for $7.99. For more information on these 8-string sets, or to check out their other products, you can visit D'Addario.

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What the heck does Cheap

What the heck does Cheap Jimmy Choo Shoes have to do with D'Addario strings??? Oh yeah, they are both cheap and made in China and break at the ball. Loved them in the 80's but after breaking 2 strings from 2 sets within 1 minute of stringing-up.....sorry. Never again.

I've used D'Addario strings

I've used D'Addario strings for my electric and nylon stringed guitars for years and this never happened to me - sounds like you got very unlucky.

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