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    Well... it was time to change the strings on my new Collings MF5... I feel like one of the most exhausting things about a new instrument is finding out which strings pair well with it... anyways, I decided to take a night and just try a bunch of different D'addario strings back to back and see if any stood out... I made a video if anybody is interested in the tone differences. Let me know what you think!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIB_4HkEYrQ&t=262s

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    I think the differences in that video are pretty subtle even listening through high end cans with outside D/A conversion. There is a difference but I don't know if I could say which is 'better' for what you're playing. Through earbuds on a phone, I doubt I could hear any meaningful difference at all. The uncoated EJ74 seem a little brighter and might cut better in a group. The coated EXP74CM, a bit mellower and 'rounder' a bit more low mid. The new D'addario XT XTM11540 which I've never played myself, seem kind of in the middle? maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BradKlein View Post
    I think the differences in that video are pretty subtle even listening through high end cans with outside D/A conversion. There is a difference but I don't know if I could say which is 'better' for what you're playing. Through earbuds on a phone, I doubt I could hear any meaningful difference at all. The uncoated EJ74 seem a little brighter and might cut better in a group. The coated EXP74CM, a bit mellower and 'rounder' a bit more low mid. The new D'addario XT XTM11540 which I've never played myself, seem kind of in the middle? maybe?
    I totally agree. That's where I felt it was too. Same thing for feel. I really like the XT's and I guess they're supposed to replace the EXP's? I don't know if that means they're going to be discontinuing them? I could see where somebody would still want the feel and tone of the EXP's.

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    I've been told that they are discontinuing the EXP's so it is either uncoated or the crisper sounding XT's. The plain strings sounded best to me and to my surprise.

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    Just took off a set of XT Daddarios after about 2 months. They were still pretty good but I really prefer the feel and tone of Daddario Monels. I used the XT strings on two different F5 mandos and went back to Monel on both.

    I play at least one hour a day.

    Now if they would just offer a set of Monels in 11.5 16 26 40 instead of 11 15 26 40.

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