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Regular Light Set EXP16

EXP16 is D'Addario's most popular set of light gauge strings for acoustic guitar that utilizes EXP coating for extended lifespan. Since D'Addario introduced Phosphor Bronze guitar strings in 1974, they have been synonymous with warm and well-balanced acoustic tone.
 
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EXP16 is D'Addario's most popular set of light gauge strings for acoustic guitar that utilizes EXP coating for extended lifespan. Since D'Addario introduced Phosphor Bronze guitar strings in 1974, they have been synonymous with warm and well-balanced acoustic tone.

String Tension Chart
Item # Note Diameter Tension
PL012 E 0.0120 in 23.360 lbs
PL016 B 0.0160 23.310
EXPPB024 G 0.0240 28.440
EXPPB032 D 0.0320 28.730
EXPPB042 A 0.0420 28.080
EXPPB053 E 0.0530 24.370

Product Features

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

  • D'Addario's most popular acoustic guitar string gauge, known for its superb, long-lasting tone and comfortable playability
  • EXP Coated phosphor bronze for warm, bright, well balanced acoustic tone and 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, Phosphor Bronze Wound .024, .032, .042, .053

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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