D'Addario EXP19 Coated Phosphor Bronze Light Top/Medium Bottom/Bluegrass 12-56

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EXP19, a D'Addario 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 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.

  • A D'Addario hybrid gauge, combining medium bottom strings with light top strings. Big sound with 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 .025, .035, .045, .056

Tension Chart

Diameter Tension
Item # Note Inches mm lbs kg
PL012 E 0.0120 0.3000 23.360 10.600
PL016 B 0.0160 0.4060 25.310 10.570
EXPPB025 G 0.0250 0.6350 31.110 14.110
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