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EXL140-8 Nickel Wound, 8-String, Light Top/Heavy Bottom, 10-74 — List: $20.25 Street: $8.49

Signal Chain

  • Ibanez RG2228A
  • D’Addario EXL140-8 Nickel Wound, 8-String, Light Top/Heavy Bottom, 10-74
  • Dunlop Manufacturing Tortex 1mm Blue
  • Millennia Music & Media Systems TD-1
  • Avid Digi 003
  • Radial JCR Reamp
  • Orange Thunderverb 50H
  • Orange PPC412 (straight front)
  • Celestion G12 - 50GL Lynchback
  • Shure SM57
  • Royer Labs R-121

EXL140-8 combines one of D'Addario's most popular hybrid sets, EXL140, two additional low strings to create a set optimized for 8-string electric guitars. This combination delivers powerful low end for heavy chording and flexible plain steel strings for bending.

XL Nickel Wound, D'Addario's most popular electric guitar strings, are precision wound with nickelplated steel onto a carefully drawn, hexagonally shaped, high carbon steel core. The result, strings with long lasting, distinctive bright tone and excellent intonation, is ideal for the widest variety of guitars and musical styles.

    - Optimized for 8-string electrics tuned F#, B, E, A, D, G, B, E

    - Round wound with nickelplated steel for distinctive bright tone

    - Environmentally friendly, corrosion resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh

    - Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance

    - String Gauges: Plain Steel .010, .013 .017, Nickel Wound .030, .042, .054, .064, .074

Starting with the Ultimate Speaker Demo, an ever-increasing number of the GearTunes audio  clips are being tracked using the Radial JCR Reamp. The Reamp was invented by my good friend and colleague John Cuniberti who engineered/co-produced many of Joe Satriani's most infamous recordings.

For GearTunes, reamping allows me to record a track where the guitar "hears" the amp in the room, but initially only the guitar or guitar and effects signal is recorded. This allows me to spend additional time perfecting amp tones and mic placement once I have the performance I'm looking for. One of the byproducts of this process is the creation of GearTunes DI Clips which enable you to play select guitars and effects through your amp by using your mobile device or computer as a reamp device.

For GearTunes DI Clips - and Gear Tune DI Clips ONLY (always found under the DI clips tab for gear that has one), you can play our guitar and effects through your amp. Simply use an unbalanced cable that terminates with an 1/8th inch jack on one end and a 1/4 inch jack on the other. Connect the 1/8th jack to the output of your mobile device or computer and the 1/4 inch jack into the front of your amp. Start off with your amp volume at zero and your mobile device (or computer) volume all the way up to ensure you hit the front end of the amp with enough signal, and then gradually increase the volume of the clean channel on your amp until you reach a level that is not capable of causing damage to your ears or equipment. GearTunes accepts no liability for the use, abuse or misuse of these clips, and playing them into your amp is done exclusively at your own risk.

I am tremendously excited about being able to share GearTunes DI Clips with you as you journey on your quest to find right gear for the music you play! Cheers ~ Doug:)

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