D'Addario EXP14 Coated 80/20 Bronze Wound Light Top/Medium Bottom/Bluegrass 12-56

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EXP14, a D'Addario 80/20 Bronze hybrid gauge, combines the medium gauge bottom strings for increased resonance and volume with light gauge top strings for more comfortable playability and single note bending. A popular choice for bluegrass pickers but suitable for many genres.

D’Addario’s EXP coated strings now feature plain steel strings and hexagonal cores made of D’Addario revolutionary NY High Carbon Steel. Envisioned, perfected, and manufactured by D’Addario in New York, this newly engineered, break-resistant, high-carbon steel wire delivers unprecedented strength and pitch stability. Combined with the highest quality wrap wire materials, precision drawn and micro-coated on D’Addario advanced proprietary machinery, each EXP set maintains that familiar uncoated tone while adding up to 4 times more life.

  • 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

Tension Chart

Diameter Tension
Item # Note Inches mm lbs kg
PL012 E 0.0120 0.3000 23.360 10.570
PL016 B 0.0160 0.4060 23.310 10.570
EXPBW025 G 0.0250 0.6400 30.320 13.760
EXPBW035 D 0.0350 0.8900 32.770 14.870
EXPBW045 A 0.0450 1.1400 30.750 13.950
EXPBW056 E 0.0560 1.4200 26.160 11.870