D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Electric
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D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Electric

XL Nickel Wound Electric, Guitar String from D'Addario in the XL Nickel Round Wound series.

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jkessel05/01/2012

jkessel's review"My personal favorite"

D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Electric
I've used these strings for about 8 years now and they've always been my favorite. I've gone through Ernie Ball, DR, GHS, Dunlop, Elixir and these have always lasted the longest and sounded the best. They stay bright and sound new for weeks if not months. They have a rougher feel than most which I happen to like, I like to be able to really feel the strings under my fingers. Recently I moved to Florida so I've been getting problems with them rusting within a week or so. Since then I have switched to coated strings, I tried Elixir but ultimately sided with Daddario again.
Strings are all a personal preference so not much use in recommending them, but I'll just say I've stuck with them for a reason.
8oris10/22/2014

8oris's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Ideal for the drop C"

D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Electric
# How long have you use it?
About 4 years, at a rate of 6 games per year.

# What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Plus:
- Pulling, D'Addario was one of the first to offer this drawing
- Sustainability: 1:30 to 2 months due to play per day (for cons, I have hands that are more likely to be dry than moist)
- The color system to navigate between 6 strings
- Attractive price
- A new game does not sound too "twang-twang" as with Ernie Ball

The least:
- Poorly distributed: hard to find without a purchase online.

# Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Yes. The Ernie Ball (yuck, never understood the popularity of this brand), DR (blah, did not leave me a great memory and super expensive), the Rotosound.

# How would you rate the quality / price?
Pretty good. I'm two months with a game, it's mostly non-threaded strings that oxidize quickly.

# With experience, you do again this choice?
Yes.
Note that the price has dropped slightly in recent years. It went from € 6 20-5 € 90.
Bidibuleable01/21/2014

Bidibuleable's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" With Super Fast Fret!"

D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Electric
I use these strings for 3 years now.
The problem is that they do not last more than 3 weeks with me (sweat, etc.) after they became rusty, almost unusable (I think it's still my problem, others do not have). Their beautiful metallic sound good unfortunately lost quite quickly.
However, I found a solution that works pretty well: I use Fast Fret. I always put before and after playing, do not forget to wipe the strings. This keeps this beautiful sound while keeping the strings in good condition.
For 7 €, it's still very reasonable compared to other brands offering more resistant ropes. I put 9 with Fast Freight, but otherwise rapid wear 5: Fast-Fret really brings a big plus!
val.duvauchelle12/16/2013

val.duvauchelle's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Do not buy"

D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Electric
Usually I use Ernie Ball 13-56 on my ES 335 on which I mounted a micro Jazz at Seymour Duncan. I plugged into a Fender Excelsior. That day, the seller is longer in stock. I take D'Addario.
I've ridden there three days.

The attack is too soft, the sound that differs too little depending on the intensity of the attack. I can not find the brightness of the sound that I'm used to. The clean sound is average. When I use an overdrive, the sound is flat and the warmth of its leaves.

Disappointed.
Doherty's05/07/2013

Doherty's's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Electric
game goes everywhere but fairly temperamental, strings wear out fairly quickly and the sound is commonplace
versatile but not transcendent
bert'nortt'10/30/2012

bert'nortt''s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" not to deceive ..."

D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Electric
11/49 or 10/46...sur ES 335 with a 24.75 pitch and Fender Telecast 'strat or' tune to 25.5 ... both in standard tuning and open G / ground 5 strings (or 6 'down the low E as in D) for jazz .... you can enlarge ..)
I have not found better agreement held, duration, reliability ... soft attack, steeper or "shrraid 'handle honest without being a virtuoso ..." rather good against corrosion!
brightness and slamming the nine stabilize quickly after a few hours once the regulated voltage and quiet .... for 2-3 months ... may be the most suitable for blues and rock 55 '/ 70' . (medium and treble top! bass are a little less incisive and so much more certain "archtop" swing a little too E (mi) and A () ...)
the bends no problem on the 1/2 ton pulls her a bit, nothing serious beyond on almost 1 ton, which never guarantees ... all the bolts are difficult including 10/46 and lower that it lacks chouille not safe ..
..... competitive prices on site .... (even if its only real competitor is Ernie / Ball).
........................................... ADDARIO not to deceive .. ..........
Jean-François à Brest08/04/2012

Jean-François à Brest's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Electric
2 weeks ... on a tuning fork and fender standard tuning.
actually November 48 they had more than that in Brest Music Star (vacation requires). habiltuellement ernie ball or ghs depending on my mood. of aillor is from 11 to 49 at addario.
and there is the BIG surprise. I had no memory of having played these strings, then already the new sound is killer (too bad it's just the model apartment ...), but then the sound is superb and the comfort these strings outperforms the other in my opinion, even after 15 days (I'll see how far they go before the start of the park during that ropes in food!). everything is accurate. agreements in very "complex" that makes all the colors we should hear more than what I had before. plus they really want the best agreement (I thought it came from my mechanical, but in fact ...)
most is that I made a risky bet because I was leaving the studio and I benneficé their new sound (single) for the taking ... good to know for later. with other members of the group we were a little glued. Change the day and live in the studio with a new brand of strings is a bit dumb on my part! but result: normal tuning because they leveled super fast and the sound and comfort ideal for decision.
I take a glance! and shoo 3 games in advance!
AceLeppard04/20/2012

AceLeppard's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Sure value."

D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Electric
I use almost exclusively strings D'Addario nickel wound for almost 2 years. I started to pull it pretty high there's some time.
I passed by Ernie Ball, but the feeling that they provide and their high price does not suit me. I liked the sound of Dean Markley, but these strings are of poor quality and break easily. I also found myself at D'Addario, String affordable, and pleasant feeling to well-balanced sound. The brand offers a wide variety of games and tie, which is really a plus.

Another big plus is the presence of colored balls at the end of the strings not to be confused when changing. I do not know if other brands are made (this is not the case of the two above) but it's really convenient.

Their lifespan is respectable for string "unsupported" (I do not like anyway).


I go over regularly as soon as this choice I have to change strings!
N2h203/04/2012

N2h2's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Brilliant, precise, robust."

D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Electric
I have long wavered between ernieball and this one.
For the final return on this one.

Granted DGCFAD it gives me the same voltage as the schaller floyd 9-46 of the same brand in mid EADGBE.

Life rather good I change them once a month against a once every 3 weeks for hernia.

The sound is brighter than the EB, and a little more precise.


NB: I often change my string sets because I played with a plectrum steel that end in "smooth" the three spun at the location of the attack.


If properly cleaned, it take more than six months on a guitar used without little rusty. Comparatively, the EB are unusable after 4-5 months because not spun quickly end with rust.

I've never broken, and even using my floyd so nag.
Their only flaw is the excessive brightness after editing that fades after some hours of games, so avoid changing game 5 minutes before a live (which is anyway has avoided whatever the games).

Once mounted, some require a small reaccordage hours to be precisely regulated, then, absolutely do not move, holding perfect tuning even on floating tremolo.
MarsTaylor07/23/2010

MarsTaylor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A good sound with a small price"

D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Electric
The agreements are very specific, the notes are long lasting, good bass response, but there are better, the highs come out very well, so it's perfect for solos, good sound in the medium,

The strings are tested on the Gibson Dark Fire