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Bass Guitar Strings

BASS GUITAR STRING COMPARISON

 

String Line

Feel

Tone

Life

Enhanced Break Strength

Coated

# Of Strings

Scale Length

XT

Natural

Bright & Versatile

Extended

4, 5, or 6

L

NYXL

Natural

Bright & Articulate

Standard

4, 5, or 6

L, SL

XL Nickel

Natural

Bright & Versatile

Standard

4, 5, 6, 8, or 12

S, M, L, SL

Chromes

Smooth

Warm & Mellow

Enhanced

4 or 5

S, M, L, SL

Tapewounds

Smooth

Warm & Deep

Enhanced

4 or 5

S, M, L, SL

Pro Steels

Tactile

Crisp & Crunchy

Enhanced

4, 5, or 6

L, SL

Half Rounds

Smooth

Semi-Bright

Enhanced

4, 5, or 6

L, SL

   


XL Nickel Strings

XL Nickel Wound Strings

XL Nickel bass strings boast incredibly versatile tone, great for many genres of music. That’s why they remain D’Addario’s best-selling bass string.

XL Chromes Strings

XL Chromes Strings

With a noticeably smooth feel thanks to their flat wound design, XL Chromes offer a warm, mellow sound, while still maintaining a full, deep low-end.