EXP115 delivers all the tone and performance of our best-selling EXL115 set with 4 times more string life. 11-49 is preferred for its heavier tension and beefier tone. 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.