D'Addario EXP17 Coated Phosphor Medium 13-56

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EXP17s offer heavier tension resulting in a bolder, more resonant acoustic tone with higher resistance for heavy strumming and flat-picking.

D’Addario’s EXP coated strings now feature plain steel strings and hexagonal cores made of our 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 our advanced proprietary machinery, each EXP set maintains that familiar uncoated tone while adding up to 4 times more life.

  • D'Addario's most popular gauge for heavy strumming, flat-picking and resonant, projecting tone
  • 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 .013, .017, Phosphor Bronze Wound .026, .035, .045, .056

Tension Chart

Diameter Tension
Item # Note Inches mm lbs kg
PL013 E 0.0130 0.3300 27.420 12.440
PL017 B 0.0170 0.4300 26.310 11.940
EXPPB026 G 0.0260 0.6604 33.390 15.140
EXPPB035 D 0.0350 0.8890 34.570 15.680
EXPPB045 A 0.0450 1.1430 31.870 14.460
EXPPB056 E 0.0560 1.4224 27.140 12.310