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The brand new Diaddario's ??

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Obsolex, Jul 4, 2003.

  1. Obsolex

    Obsolex Guest

    Nov 17, 2002
    I saw an ad for some D'Addario: EXP (Extended Play Coating). And I wanted to know if they were new or what (I'm not familiar with Diaddario's except for the XL's).
    I really wanted to know if the "EXP" works at all, and if they can stand tall against Elixir's "Nanoweb" coating for longer life span. On musiciansfriend.com it says for the product, "EXP Coated Soft ", does that mean like a thin layer of the "EXP"?
    And also how do they sound? Dead, bright...?
  2. I'm pretty sure "soft" is meant to be gauge-wise (45-65-80-100). The coating is applied to the last wrap before it's wound on, contrary to Elixirs were the whole string is coated after it's fully wound. Haven't tried either of the strings though.
  3. Obsolex

    Obsolex Guest

    Nov 17, 2002
    Nooo... The guages are still .45-.130...
  4. dragonbass

    dragonbass Commercial User

    Feb 17, 2003
    Owner/Builder of LoPrinzi Basses.........................................EX-Sadowsky Guitars Builder
    I have tired them And liked them....

    I have always used D'addario XL170's so I thought I would give them a try. They sounded very
    similar to the regular XL's. Bright but yet warm..after some playing they "broke" in a little a sounded just like the XL's. The only difference(besides Price) was that they felt smoother(duh).
    I still use the XL's ..just a decision on my part, money wise.
  5. This is what I meant.

    (...45-65-85-105-130 is "regular")
  6. Obsolex

    Obsolex Guest

    Nov 17, 2002
  7. I have em, and love em. When you first put them on, they have the brightness of a week old pair of stainless strings. Then once they dull down a bit, they have the "perfect" SS tone, and keep that tone longer than the SS strings do.