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Single Plain Steel 012 PL012

EXP14 is a light top, medium bottom 80/20 Bronze set that that utilizes EXP coating for extended lifespan. 80/20 Bronze, the original acoustic alloy introduced to by John D'Addario Sr. and John D'Angelico in the 1930s is a popular alloy for recording due to their crisp, deep and projecting tone and appeal to many traditionalists and vintage enthusiasts for their historical significance.
 
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PL012
Single Plain Steel 012
$1.10
PL016
Single Plain Steel 016
$1.10
EXPBW035
Single EXP Coated 80/20 Bronze Wound 035
$4.50
PL012
Single Plain Steel 012
$1.10
PL016
Single Plain Steel 016
$1.10
EXPBW035
Single EXP Coated 80/20 Bronze Wound 035
$4.50
PL012
Single Plain Steel 012
$1.10
PL016
Single Plain Steel 016
$1.10
EXPBW035
Single EXP Coated 80/20 Bronze Wound 035
$4.50
$1.10 Or 1,000 PTS
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EXP14 is a light top, medium bottom 80/20 Bronze set that that utilizes EXP coating for extended lifespan. 80/20 Bronze, the original acoustic alloy introduced to by John D'Addario Sr. and John D'Angelico in the 1930s is a popular alloy for recording due to their crisp, deep and projecting tone and appeal to many traditionalists and vintage enthusiasts for their historical significance.

String Tension Chart
Item # Note Diameter Tension
PL012 E 0.0120 in 23.360 lbs
PL016 B 0.0160 23.310
EXPBW025 G 0.0250 30.320
EXPBW035 D 0.0350 32.770
EXPBW045 A 0.0450 30.750
EXPBW056 E 0.0560 26.160

Product Features

  • Coating: Coated
  • Tuning: Standard
  • Number Of Strings: 6
  • Set Type: Sets
  • Wrap Material: 80/20 Bronze

  • A D'Addario hybrid gauge, combining medium bottom strings with light top strings. Big sound with comfortable playability
  • Extra-bright tone mixed with deep and projecting bottom end, EXP Coated for 4 times more life
  • Feature D'Addario's exclusive New York manufactured, high carbon steel for unprecedented strength and pitch stability
  • Environmentally friendly, corrosion resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh
  • String Gauges: Plain Steel .012, .016, Bronze Wound .025, .035, .045, .056

Does D’Addario have an online string tension guide?

Yes. We offer String Tension Pro - a free, easy-to-use website that allows you to create customized string sets, compare string sets, and determine the optimum gauges for your instrument and tuning. To learn more, click here.

 

How can I extend the life of my strings?

There are many factors that can affect the lifespan of your strings. Here are some tips to help extend the life of your strings:

1. Wipe down your strings after each use.

2. Try D’Addario XT strings, which utilize a proprietary treatment to extend lifespan, while preserving the tone and feel of your favorite uncoated strings. 

3. Try these maintenance and care products to prolong string life and performance. 

 

How do I restring my guitar?

Check out the videos to learn the restringing process for electric, acoustic, classical, bass, and other instruments. You will also find videos on restringing, tuning, humidification, and general maintenance.

  

RESOURCES

The science behind balanced tension

Guide to C-A-G-E-D

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