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Single plain steel string for acoustic or electric instruments PL010

EXP38 is a light gauge Phosphor Bronze set designed for acoustic 12-string guitars 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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PL010
Single plain steel string for acoustic or electric instruments
$1.10
PL014
Single Plain Steel 014
$1.10
EXPPB023
Single EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Wound 023
$4.80
PL008
Single Plain Steel 008
$1.10
PL012
Single Plain Steel 012
$1.10
PL018
Single Plain Steel 018
$1.10
EXPPB047
Single EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Wound 047
$5.65
PL010
Single plain steel string for acoustic or electric instruments
$1.10
PL014
Single Plain Steel 014
$1.10
EXPPB023
Single EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Wound 023
$4.80
PL008
Single Plain Steel 008
$1.10
PL012
Single Plain Steel 012
$1.10
PL018
Single Plain Steel 018
$1.10
EXPPB047
Single EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Wound 047
$5.65
PL010
Single plain steel string for acoustic or electric instruments
$1.10
PL014
Single Plain Steel 014
$1.10
EXPPB023
Single EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Wound 023
$4.80
PL008
Single Plain Steel 008
$1.10
PL012
Single Plain Steel 012
$1.10
PL018
Single Plain Steel 018
$1.10
EXPPB047
Single EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze Wound 047
$5.65
$1.10 Or 1,000 PTS
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EXP38 is a light gauge Phosphor Bronze set designed for acoustic 12-string guitars 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
PL010 E 0.0100 in 16.220 lbs
PL010 E 0.0100 16.220
PL014 B 0.0140 17.850
PL014 B 0.0140 17.850
EXPPB023 G 0.0230 26.340
PL008 G 0.0080 14.680
EXPPB030 D 0.0300 25.560
PL012 D 0.0120 18.540
EXPPB039 A 0.0390 23.860
PL018 A 0.0180 23.410
EXPPB047 E 0.0470 19.380
EXPPB027 E 0.0270 25.620

Product Features

  • Coating: Coated
  • Tuning: Standard
  • Number Of Strings: 12
  • Set Type: Sets
  • Wrap Material: Phosphor Bronze

  • D'Addario's most popular 12-string acoustic set. Optimized gauges for balanced 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 .010/.10, .014/.014, Phosphor Bronze Wound .023/.008(p), .030/.012(p), .039/.018(p), .047/.027(w)

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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