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D'Addario Electric Guitar Pure Nickel .011 - .048, EPN115

D'Addario Electric Guitar Pure Nickel .011 - .048, EPN115
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By David B.
Really liked this set
September 13, 2011
I like this set a lot. They have very good tone. I use .11 gauge and their tension is light. These may be the strings I've been looking for. I play every day for an hour on average. I'm at 3 weeks now with this set and they still have life.
By Michael
D'Addario Pure Nickel
July 6, 2011
These are the BEST STRINGS I have ever had the pleasure to play. The sound is so smooth and the feel is like silk. If you love blues, stop what you are doing and buy several sets. I did and will do it again!!!!!
By Mike
Pure Nickel Strings
May 29, 2011
I bought these strings because I heard that Michael Lee Firkins used them. Turns out theres a good reason for that. They're really awesome. Great strings for Blues music. They have a warm tone and are nice and supple for playing. They have become my strings of choice.
By Big J.
April 26, 2011
I like them. Definitely warmer tone than the EXL115. Both are good but I like the pure nickels a bit more. You can clearly hear the difference. These would be a jazzer's dream.
By Chris
December 25, 2010
I don't know why, but the wound strings are lighter on this set than the EXL115 set. Why would the lower tension, quieter material-based string (the pure nickel one) be smaller? Anyway, these feel very nice, but they aren't radically better or even all that different from the nickel-steels. Interesting to note is that all the plain strings are the same material, it's just the winding that's different on these basses. If you try them and like them, there's no reason not to use them, but if you don't see a difference like me, why spend the extra $1 per package?
By domaor
D'Addario XL Pure Nickel Strings
September 8, 2010
I have been using D'Addarrio strings for quite some time on my PRS. I just recently tried these pure nickel strings. I love 'em! They are a bit warmer sounding than the nickel wrapped and have great tone. I play mostly rythym guitar and these string are perfect. I highly recommend these strings.
By BiggerJohn
Pure Nickel .011s
June 9, 2010
I put a set of these on my Les paul Special and was surprised at how good they sounded. Very smooth and clear.
By cs
Great vintage sound
May 22, 2010
I have these on my gretsch 6120 and the sound great, a nice warmer sound that goes great with the twangy nature of the guitar. They really help balance the sound. Highly recommended.
By kgreene
D'Addario EPN115
March 29, 2010
I absolutely love this set of strings. The first set of pure nickel .011's I tried are still on my '67 Gretsch 6120 - I can't believe how right they are for that guitar.
The strings are supple yet play firmly and standup to full strumming, they sound full yet funky, and bend very smoothly. I highly recommend you try a set of these in place of your favorite .010 set just once. I just put a set on my strat, but the heavier gauge requires a ton of set-up adjustments, but after I play them a while, I'll update the review.






1st E

Plain Steel Ball End



2nd B

Plain Steel Ball End



3rd G

Plain Steel Ball End



4th D

Pure Nickel Round Wound



5th A

Pure Nickel Round Wound



6th E

Pure Nickel Round Wound



D'Addario XL Pure Nickel

Classic electric guitar string tone dates back to the 1950's when pure nickel was the primary alloy used. As the need for brighter tone and higher magnetic strings grew in the 60's, nickelplated steel became the industry standard. D'Addario XL strings feature nickelplated steel, but D'Addario's new XL Pure Nickel strings offer a warmer, vintage tone alternative which many enthusiasts prefer.
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