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D’Addario EXL110 versus Ernie Ball 2221

D’Addario and Ernie Ball both offer a range of regular light strings for electric guitars. Regular light strings are often referred to as 10-46 strings that refer to the string gauge. If you need to know what are the different string gauges, look at our article on string gauges.

They both lay claim to the title of being the best Regular Light Electric Guitar strings. This article aims to help you decide whether D’Addario EXL110s or Ernie Ball Regular Slinky 2221s are best for you.

Construction

As both have a very similar specification, it is hard to see how they could be different at all. Both strings have:

  • A hex-shaped steel core wire
  • Nickel-plated steel winding wire
  • The same gauges: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
  • Stringent quality control in their USA manufacturing facilities

Summary

D’Addario EXL110

RRP $19.99

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Hex core wire

Nickel plated steel wrap winding

Gauges: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046

Made in USA

Ernie Ball Regular Slinky

RRP $19.95

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Tin plated hex shaped core wire

Nickel plated steel wrap winding

Gauges: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046

Made in USA