The tuning stability is excellent. XT strings are available for a full range of fretted instruments—acoustic, electric, classical, and bass guitar, plus mandolin and banjo. I tried a set of the new Martin Lifespans and liked them pretty well. I got one of those free sets of XTs a few weeks ago, but have really been busy and haven't had time to mess around with my guitars (other than playing lately). Apart from the shop, you can discover a wide variety of additional things - forums, apps, blogs, and much more. I've been using the EXP phosphor bronze strings for the last five years, they're everything they are supposed to be, bright, balanced and long lasting. I did recently have a set of EXP 80/20 lights on my carbon fiber and was pretty pleased with them. Do these things warm over time? Next set I buy will go on my Larrivee so I can do the other side of the string comparison I did the other day with the XT. Wonder if this is the same ‘lifespan’ treatment used by Martin, or just an unfortunate choice of words? Home Forums > Main Stratocaster Guitar Discussion Forum > Other Guitar Discussion > NSD - D'Addario XT 10-46 Discussion in 'Other Guitar Discussion' started by gjohnson441496, Oct 15, 2019. Options to suit all styles. I did hear a bit of "zinginess" for a while though. What are your experiences? anyone try the D'addario XT electrics? I actually pulled EXP's off in order to try the XT's. Looking forward to trying them on the Larrivee. I am assuming these will be replacing the EXP. It stems from the different alloys used by the two companies. Main product features are: Always … I bought a set of PB lights in the D'addario XT just to see how they measure up to the Martins (won't ship until tomorrow). D’Addario Half Set with Hybrid Carbon G Hard Tension – I use these for solo playing. Age: 64 … 8 posts D'Addario XT Acosutic strings D'Addario XT Acosutic strings . I never like Pro Arte strings much until now. New Releases. Log in; Sign up; Official PRS Guitars Forum. Hmmmm. Post Dec 08, 2019 #1 2019-12-08T03:37. XT Daddario string review Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by RoCkstAr256, Dec 25, 2019. 42 6. The EXPs and XTs are worth it. It’s great having the smooth warm nylon on E and B but a tighter sounding G. The carbon G really cleans up the balance and sound. CEO Jim D’Addario says: “The XT Series is the first to pioneer an extended lifespan treatment that is both thin and light enough to allow for no perceptible difference in tone and feel between this extended-life string and a player’s favorite uncoated D’Addario set.” Copyright ©2000 - 2020, The Acoustic Guitar Forum. Display results as threads; Useful Searches. A great option for strength and tuning stability. 701 80. They are a little brighter than EXPs (in a good way) and remind me of the EJs in sound and feel. But I’ve got two sets of the new XTs sitting here and I’ve been itching to give them a try on one of my guitars. D'addario sent me a set of Medium PB XT's (13-56) but I haven't tried them yet, mainly because I think I'm going to just use lights and bluegrass gauge from now on. Just put a set of D'Addario XT PB 13's on my Larrivee. Share with: Link: Copy link. Dec 25, 2019 #1. Here’s hoping for some buy one get one specials during the Holidays! Quick Links. Last week I installed a set of 11.5 to 40 XT's on my Gibson Master Model and my mandolin sounded terrible. Why bother, when D’Addarios works, feel and sounds great. Share with: Link: Copy link. New D'Addario XT Nickel Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings, Light with the Best Price and Quality, Buy Now Directly from AMAZON + FREE Shipping. EXTENDED LIFE. Forums > Guitars and Amplifiers > Acoustic Guitars. Messages: 3,854 Likes Received: 2,629. The only real rival to D’Addario, apart from some boutique manufacturers like Stringjoy, is Martin strings. Search this forum only. Members. I plan on putting those bad boys on my Rainsong Shorty SG. Great tuning stability. $34.99. Maybe a great string for overwound pups. A couple of years ago I tried a set of D'Addario EXPs in Light guage on my 414ce. Discuss … Quick Links. Forums. StevenC SS.org Regular. The feel is where I really appreciate D'Addario's work. Supremely effective coating. Needless to say it did not work. Just set up a guitar with a set today and the D string had a bunch of extra winding right in the middle of the string. Rig-Talk Discussions. XT’s def have some chime. Buy Now . Re: Anyone try D'Addario XT strings yet? After receiving them and having them on for a few days my reaction was kind of ...meh. On the back of the packet it says they have ‘an extended lifespan treatment’. It's funny but I didn't experience the "zingy" some of you have mentioned. Low Stock. Registered Member. Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services. Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc. D'Addario launch the XT String with a wide range of types and gauges. Low Stock. I ordered a couple sets of PB and 80/20's the other day and look forward to trying them. It suffered a complete loss of volume and the G-string was tubby. bill dedrick. How is the string squeak on these new D’Addario strings? I honestly don't know why one should opt for boutique strings, because the thing is so simple, and yet — it exists. I plan to put the XTs on my spruce/mahogany Kramer. Just put a set of D'Addario XT PB 13's on my Larrivee. The Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum > Guitars > Technical Info > D'Addario XT Acosutic strings. I've got a set of them for my HD-28 but the Lifespan 2.0 I have on there still have some life in them but all these great reviews have me tempted to go ahead and put them on there today. https://www.eastmanguitarfans.com; Daddario xt strings. Highly recommended. 779 Banjo Lovers Online . They’re pricey, but dang I like ‘em. Good strings. Luckily, I had a new set of EXP74's and put them on after a one week XT test. Better price point than the EXPs ($13 instead of $15), slightly softer, smoother feel IMO. Eastman Guitar Fans Around the campfire General Chatter Daddario xt strings. D’Addario Classical Guitar Strings. Page 2 of 2 < Prev 1 2. Welcome to Eastman Guitar Fans! I really like D’Addario but did not like these XT’s on my rosewood Yamaha. It's been a while but I do not remember feeling a tension difference from the Elixir PBs that I had/have been using. The new XTs are NYXL strings (carbon-steel hex cores) with the EXP anti-corrosion finish, they're awesome and well worth the money. DukeS EGF Member 9 - 150. Discussion Forum. I've put them on all my guitars. No matter how well I wash my hands before I play, no matter how much I wipe the guitar down, my strings are just dead after a week or two. This is a friendly online community of Eastman Guitar players and owners; Registration is free - come and join the discussion! Our Sales Engineers are a world-class team of music gear experts whose sole job is to provide you with helpful advice and unparalleled … We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Apart from the shop, you can discover a wide variety of additional things - forums, apps, blogs, and much more. Always … Don't know for sure that they are replacements for EXPs, but I wouldn't mind a bit. There is a warmth that good PB’s have that just floats my boat, and these have maintained that for two weeks, even with changing tunings more than usual. Share. Judging by the tension charts, it seems that the standard equivalent D'Addario XL 130 has the same tension as their NYXL, so it's the D'Addario vs. EB difference that adds a little tension, not the NYXL vs. XL. Notable Members ; Current Visitors; Recent Activity; New Profile Posts; www.prsguitars.com; Menu. michael55tele. The feel is where I really appreciate D'Addario's work. Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc. I'll report in after they settle in a few days. I seem to remember that you and I had a similar experience with the beta tested strings so I am happy to hear your assessment of the final product. View at Gear 4 Music. I use Elixir not just because of necessity, but I like they way the sound. List of the products from manufacturer D'Addario. Recent Posts; Menu. Innovative strings. They look and feel almost identical to Martin Lifespan 2.0's to me. Show 30 post(s) from this thread on one page, https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/0bgAA...gX/s-l1600.jpg. Way back when I signed on to be a Beta Tester for some new super duper string D'Addario was testing. D'Addario XT Nickel Bass String Set Long Scale - 4-String 45-100 Light XTB45100. Anyone try D'Addario XT strings yet? Hurry! £17.50. Always with customised added value for musicians. Available for 6 and 12-string acoustic guitar ranging from extra-light to medium gauges. D'Addario XT Acoustic Phosphor Bronze strings combine our most popular acoustic alloy with an advanced corrosion resistance treatment on every string in the set, preserving the natural tone and feel of uncoated strings. But if the XTs hold up to Acid hands as well as Elixir’s and sound good then I will have to give them a try. I noticed that these have recently been released and was wondering whether anyone has had a opportunity to evaluate them. I just ordered a set of PB mediums to try. Forums > Music Discussion > Gear & Equipment > New D'addario XT strings Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by AkiraSpectrum, Aug 19, 2019. $29.99. They sent me home from NAMM with 5 sets of the XT's and I loved them. Thanks for the review. Considering that the EXPs and XTs last 3-4 times as long as the EJs, they are a good deal. D'Addario XT strings combine high carbon steel cores with an advanced corrosion resistance treatment, giving you enhanced break resistance, pitch stability, and long-lasting performance––all while preserving the tone and feel of your favorite uncoated strings. They mellowed out (lost the crazy zing of new strings) quickly enough, but have settled in with the warmth I love of PB strings. Forums. 701 80. EXPs are about $12.60. Ordered a couple of sets of 12s for the Lowdens....fingers crossed. Has anyone tried the new XT P.B. How is the string squeak on these new D’Addario strings? I took them off and put something else on. I beta-tested a few of the predecessors over the past two years or so, and hadn't really been blown away. A big thumbs down for me on the XT's. Kinda missing my bargain bin strings. Haven't really found THE set of strings for that, yet, so I'm hoping these will work well on that guitar. They have a non coated feel but a coated longevity. Recent Posts; More... Fender Stratocaster Guitar Forum. 04-10-2020, 04:08 PM. View at Gear 4 Music. They have a few hours of play after a lot of initial stretching. They look and feel almost identical to Martin Lifespan 2.0's to me. bill dedrick. Lots of input on these string in other threads about them - search for them - overall input seems positive. I would say the sound is similar with the XT's being marginally brighter. I like the feel of the EXPs but they can be really noisy depending on playing style, whether left-hand technique or right-hand finger picking. So far the XT’s are REALLY thin and brittle. D’addario are my favorite strings, and Dustin’s comment about liking these better than EJ or EXP sold me. Based on your experience XTs are going on the 15 next string change...:D. I’m really digging them, myself. I like the feel of the EXPs but they can be really noisy depending on playing style, whether left-hand technique or right-hand finger picking. Coated strings mitigate the corrosion a little bit but we all know how they affect feel and tone. Search Forums; Recent Posts; Members. Both 10-52. Change Avatar. Log in; Register; SevenString.org. Seems like a good place to start. Tags: d'addario xt; gjohnson441496 Senior Stratmaster. They are my favorite string for my Eastman 00 12 fret. Joined: Mar 19, 2012 Location: Northern … Thanks for the review! Their new XT line is the best strings I've ever used. D'Addario EXP Coated XL Nickel Bass String Set Super Long Scale - 4-String 45-100 Light EXP170SL. So far, they sound and feel great. It all comes down to preference what one likes but to me they feel and sound like a midway point between the non-coated EJs and the elixir-esque EXP's. they are good strings I just got a new D 18 sinker mahog. Share. I’ve got SC Mids on my J-15 now and it sounds great. Useful Searches. £13. Premier Sponsors. Does anyone have experience with both, how do they compare. Will try to second set on something else. On the face of it, they would appear to offer a slightly cheaper alternative to Elixirs (at least here in the UK). Threw on a set of XT strings on my Strat a few days ago to replace the good ole Ernie Balls. Recent Posts; Menu Forums. When I was playing regular gigs, I would change my EJs once a week or every two gigs. Really good strings! Always with customised added value for musicians. The tone was similar at first but they did not last nearly as long before the tone began to decline. I actually pulled EXP's off in order to try the XT's. D'Addario XT Nickel Bass String Set Long Scale - 5-String 45-130 Light XTB45130. Thanks, rokdog. Price: From $14.99/£13 | Spec: phosphor bronze and 80/20 bronze options. Post Oct 05, 2019 #1 2019-10-05T00:31. Search this forum only. I would say the sound is similar with the XT's being marginally brighter. Rig-Talk. The XT's feel almost like and uncoated string - at least in comparison to the EXP's (which were my favorite coated string - until now). After a couple of weeks mine have settled in. Search this forum only. michael55tele. xt classical Featuring a combination of our premium, precisely intonating Pro-Arte trebles and our proprietary, corrosion resistant Composite basses, D'Addario XT Classical strings deliver dynamic response and enduring tone – every time. Will give em that. 584 Posts #9 • 4 mo ago. Copyright ©2000 - 2020, The Acoustic Guitar Forum. Gonna have to wait to try them on my main guitar as I just restrung it so I think I'll start with the Yamaha LL-TA as I've read some people not liking them on that guitar. $24.99 . XTs are $12.99. As with the Gibson, the Collings sounded and felt even better than ever with the fresh strings, which seemed to highlight the sonic attributes of its Adirondack spruce and mahogany body. However, this upcoming weekend I have some time on my hands, so once I open up my tele and find out what's wrong with my electronics (the four-way switch kit from Emerson I installed is currently only making static in positions 1 and 3 - I figure I may need to deepen the control cavity and resolder - hope that doesn't take too long!) Main marketing point seems to be how long they last, so obviously I can't comment on that yet. Hide these Google ads: join the Players Union! 42 6. If you continue, we will assume that you agree to our privacy policy which includes details of cookie usage. For acoustic guitar, the series includes phosphor bronze and 80/20 bronze alloys in all the usual gauges. These are strings made to stay, with uncompromising performance that never fades away. At JustStrings, EJs sell for about $7.00. I did notice that the EXPs felt more like uncoated strings and tended to squeak more than the Nanos. The Unofficial Martin Guitar Forum > Guitars > Technical Info > D Addario Uncoated vs EXP vs XT string tension question. Show 30 post(s) from this thread on one page. Registered Member. Everything is now back to normal. Re: Your Thoughts On D'Addario XT Strings I've had a set of (.11-.40) XT's on my 2010 Weber Fern A model for about a month and I'm pleased with how (for a mandolin) they seem to stay in tune during a two hour weekly jam and practice time between sessions. I went thru 4 packs of strings in as many weeks..Martins were on it when I got em..just a reg pack of martin then I went to Elixir pb nano surprisingly good...then Dadario. Forum. Forum Classifieds Tab All other pages. Try D'Addario XTM1140 XT Phosphor Bronze Mandolin Strings. 12 posts D Addario Uncoated vs EXP vs XT string tension question D Addario Uncoated vs EXP vs XT string tension question. D'Addario XT Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar String Set 12-53 Light XTAPB1253.012p .016p .024w .032w .042w .053w; D'Addario XT Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings produce a warm bright and well balanced tone for all kinds of acoustic guitars and last up … Home; Brands; D'Addario; Electric Bass Strings; XT Nickel Wound; XT Nickel Wound. So far, they sound and feel great. The XT's feel almost like and uncoated string - at least in comparison to the EXP's (which were my favorite coated string - … New Reply #1. 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