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D'Addirio Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by iriegnome, Nov 1, 2005.


  1. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Years ago, D'Addario made a string called the XL-Reds...
    Does anyone know if these still exist or if they have gone forever?
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Weren't those just a colored version of the regular XL's?

    No, they no longer exist.
     
  3. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    They were the Red Copper version of the XL160's or 170's
     
  4. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    I remember the XL Reds. I thought they sounded great...

    ...when they were new. But... ...that new sound only lasted a few hours, then they really went down-hill from there.

    Their short life-span probably made them obsolete, and they're probably gone forever...
     
  5. chris4001asat

    chris4001asat

    Dec 16, 2002
    Toledo, Ohio
    Warehouse Manager : Reverend Guitars
    That and they turned your fingers black.....But they did sound GREAT new
     
  6. cdef

    cdef

    Jul 18, 2003
    NET
    The Reds were wound with copper, which was supposed to generate a lot of info for the pup. I tried a set, and believe it or not, the E snapped on me while stringing up. Had to buy another pack just to get the big one. They sounded pretty good, but didn't last. Kind of rough-feeling as I recall, and they accumulated finger dirt uncommonly well.
     
  7. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I used them quite alot back in the early to mid 80's. I loved the way they felt and sounded. I have a habit of washing my hands quite a bit, so I do not recall them getting junky after a couple of ours. I currently change my strings after 2 gigs, which would be cool for the red's in either case.