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D'Addario XL148 Nickel-Wound, Drop C Tuning Electric Guitar Strings

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D'Addario XL Nickel-Wound electric guitar strings are world-renowned as "the player's choice" amongst players of all genres and styles. XLs are precision-wound with nickel-plated steel on a hex-shaped core, resulting in guitar strings with a distinctive, bright tone, and excellent intonation. This D'Addario electric guitar set is extra-heavy gauged...  Click To Read More About This Product

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D'Addario XL Nickel-Wound electric guitar strings are world-renowned as "the player's choice" amongst players of all genres and styles. XLs are precision-wound with nickel-plated steel on a hex-shaped core, resulting in guitar strings with a distinctive, bright tone, and excellent intonation. This D'Addario electric guitar set is extra-heavy gauged and optimized for Drop C tuning.

Gauges: 12-16-20-34-46-60


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D'AddarioXL148 Nickel-Wound, Drop C Tuning Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 7 reviews)

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  • Consistent (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

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(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pretty good

By Hector Cortez

from Galveston, Texas

Comments about D'Addario XL148 Nickel-Wound, Drop C Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

These string are indeed great for drop C. They have excellent tension on the low C string for tremolo picking and other forms of fast picking, it also makes pinch harmonics a lot easier to produce. I've even tuned down to drop B with these strings and it still sounded great except for the .020 gauge 4th string because its not thick enough. However it DOES say Drop C on the package and it sounds great if you tune to Drop C and if that's your tuning then I definitely recommend these.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The ultimate string for Drop A# and Drop B despite the title

By Daniel

from Miami, Florida

Comments about D'Addario XL148 Nickel-Wound, Drop C Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

I have these strings on my schecter c-1 SLS blackjack tuned all the way down to drop A#, and let me tell you, despite being labeled as optimized for drop C, I don't recommend them for that tuning. 11-52s, 12-54s and 11-56s are better for Drop C, but for Drop B and Drop A#, you will not find a better gauge than these on a 25.5 scale length guitar or a 26.5 baritone. The tension is absolutely perfect! It feels like a 10-52 set in E standard with the E string tuned to D! Like with all D'addarios, they are bright, long lasting, they feel smooth and they absolutely love locking tremolos. I can yank my floyd rose all I want and it still will not go out of tune. Since D'addarios are bright as I stated before, they also remain clear under high gain, which I use my marshall JVM on the red channel with a maxon OD as a boost and a peavey 5150. Between the tuning stability, the tension, the reliability, the playability and the string life, you cannot go wrong with these for baritone tunings!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST EVER!

By David Freisinger

from New Jersey

Comments about D'Addario XL148 Nickel-Wound, Drop C Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

i used to be a hardcore ernie ball fan. its all i would play actually, well anyways those strings were a waste of my time. they sounded really chunky and distorted which made my tone horrible. they would also snap within 2 to 3 weeks. then, i decided to try out d'addario and boy did i fall in love. these strings sound clear yet heavy because of their gauge. i play these in drop b because i dont like having a lot of tension in my strings. these strings usually break within 2 to 3 months for me which is just amazing. if you're a daily player like i am they will last about 2 to 3 months if u dont abuse them/take advantage, but if you play lightly two to three times a week they will last you a a lot longer. so my advice is, go buy these strings!

 
4.0

Pretty good.

By Tree Trunk

from Sedalia, MO

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario XL148 Nickel-Wound, Drop C Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

    I like these strings a lot but because of the bigger gauge I had to find a different nut because it wouldn't sit down into the crevice. This isn't a big deal if you plan on keeping it downtuned, but if you want to switch back to standard it could cause some issues. Still a good set of strings.

     
    5.0

    Best string's I've used

    By Sam

    from Lindenwold, NJ

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Great for Down-Tuning
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Bad packaging

    Best Uses

    • Everything

    Comments about D'Addario XL148 Nickel-Wound, Drop C Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

    These strings are perfect in every single imaginable way. .12-.60 are perfect gauges for pretty much all tunings in my experience. The only thing I don't like is the packaging. They aren't individually packaged like Ernie Balls, which makes them really awkward to take out. I can't imagine taking out only one string because it unwinds the rest.

     
    5.0

    Whats there to review... Fat and bright!!!

    By Roman Samoan

    from Sand City

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Consistent

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Studio

      Comments about D'Addario XL148 Nickel-Wound, Drop C Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

      Like the title says....

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great strings for price

      By Josh

      from Carson city,nv

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario XL148 Nickel-Wound, Drop C Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

        Way better than ernie ball or ghs

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