D'Addario EXL120-8 XL Nickel Round Wound 8-String Super Light 9-65

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EXL120-8 starts with D'Addrio's popular EXL120-7 set and adds a wound 065 (tuned to F#) to create a super light gauge set optimized for 8-string electric guitars. This combination delivers powerful low end for heavy chording and flexible plain steel strings for bending.

XL Nickel Wound, D'Addario's most popular electric guitar strings, are precision wound with nickelplated steel onto a carefully drawn, hexagonally shaped, high carbon steel core. The result, strings with long lasting, distinctive bright tone and excellent intonation, is ideal for the widest variety of guitars and musical styles.

  • Optimized for 8-string electrics tuned F#, B, E, A, D, G, B, E
  • Round wound with nickelplated steel for distinctive bright tone
  • Environmentally friendly, corrosion resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh
  • Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance
  • String Gauges: Plain Steel .009, .011 .016, Nickel Wound .024, .032, .042, .054, .065

Tension Chart

Diameter Tension
Item # Note Inches mm lbs kg
PL009 E 0.0090 0.2280 14.190 6.440
PL011 B 0.0110 0.2790 11.900 5.400
PL016 G 0.0160 0.4060 15.860 7.190
NW024 D 0.0240 0.6090 16.980 7.700
NW032 A 0.0320 0.8120 16.740 7.600
NW042 E 0.0420 1.0660 15.520 7.040
NW054 B 0.0540 1.3710 14.310 6.490
NW065 F# 0.0650 1.6500 11.510 5.220