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D'Addario warns of Chinese counterfeit strings

How to spot fake D'addario guitar string

Guitar string makers D'Addario have warned that Chinese counterfeit strings are now finding their way onto websites and even legitimate music stores all over the world. Fake D’Addario string sets have been found in the UK, Germany, Brazil, Greece, Turkey, Romania and more... and are getting more difficult to distinguish them from the genuine strings.

Early counterfeit versions of D’Addario strings were easy to spot, with poor quality packaging and printing, but modern production techniques mean that modern copies are more difficult to spot. read more »

New D'Addario Medium Top / Extra Heavy Bottom strings for Drop D Tuning

D'Addario Medium Top / Extra Heavy Bottom Drop-D strings

D'Addario have announced a new gauge set of popular XL electric guitar strings designed specially for guitarists who use Drop D Tuning.

The new EXL117's are designated "Medium Top / Extra Heavy Bottom" and range from 11 - 56 gauge. (11, 14, 19, 32, 44, 56). read more »

D'Addario promotes green guitar strings

Jim D'Addario, CEO D'Addario Strings

Way back in 1987, D'Addario strings boss Jim was challenged by his 13-year-old daughter about the amount of waste packaging thown away every time he changed his guitar strings. This was the starting point of D'Addario's on-going green guitar strings campaign that is resulted in their latest initiative - "clean wire" in all wound strings, eliminating tin-plating from the string-making process. read more »

How guitar strings are made - great video from the D'Addario factory

Ever wondered how guitar strings are made? This video from the Discovery Channel shows the whole process in just 4 minutes, showing D'Addario acoustic steel strings and nylon strings right up until they go into the special Corrosion Intercept bags...

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