100% Recommend this product (2 of 2 responses)
By John C.
XT Phosphor Bronze 13-56
December 6, 2021
I've played the EXP's for some time now before moving over to these new XT's. After braking them in for a few days, I've grown to like them. I think they have a soft, fat, silky tone compared to the previous EXP's, but retain the volume. I much prefer this less metallic tone. It's also easier to slide up and down the neck.Easy to play right out of the bag. Stays in tune.
By Mike M.
D'Addario Always Impresses
September 16, 2019
I just put my first set of XT mediums (XTAPB1356) on my 1994 Bourgeois JOM. I have been a D'Addario user for almost 40 years. Their sound, consistency, and durability are unrivaled in my book (of all the brands I've tried over the years, I've broken almost no D'Addarios). I used EJ17s for years and changed to EXP17s when they came out. I loved the EJ17s but used to change them every two gigs or once a week to keep the fresh sound. The EXPs were a game-changer; they lasted 3-4 times as long. I always thought the EXPs were a little more mellow than the EJ17s, but I loved the durability. They had a nice piano-like sound which I liked, too. So far, the XTs sound and feel more like the EJ17s, but with the promise of the extended life. My experience is that when D'Addario introduces a new product, it always an improvement and a worthwhile innovation, not just a marketing ploy. Best guitar strings in my opinion. I'll update this review after I've had some more time with the XTs on this and my other guitars.Sound, feel, durability, consistency. None. Best guitar strings in the industry.