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45-130

Regular Light 5-String Long Scale Coated Acoustic Bass Strings EPBB170-5

Phosphor Bronze acoustic bass strings give you the sweet tone and easy feel you want when playing unplugged. With their beautiful sonic balance and tonal warmth, D’Addario Phosphor Bronze have become the standard in acoustic bass strings. Precision wound with phosphor bronze wrap wire over a high carbon steel core, our Phosphor Bronze acoustic bass strings provide unparalleled versatility suitable for most acoustic styles. Made for 5-string acoustic basses, this 45-130 Regular Light 5-string set fits most standard sized acoustic basses.
 
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45-130

Phosphor Bronze acoustic bass strings give you the sweet tone and easy feel you want when playing unplugged. With their beautiful sonic balance and tonal warmth, D’Addario Phosphor Bronze have become the standard in acoustic bass strings. Precision wound with phosphor bronze wrap wire over a high carbon steel core, our Phosphor Bronze acoustic bass strings provide unparalleled versatility suitable for most acoustic styles. Made for 5-string acoustic basses, this 45-130 Regular Light 5-string set fits most standard sized acoustic basses.

String Tension Chart
Item # Note Diameter Tension
PBB045 G 0.045 in 47.50 lbs
PBB065 D 0.065 55.70
PBB080 A 0.080 47.40
PBB100 E 0.100 40.20
PBB130 B 0.130 37.10

Product Features

  • Coating: Uncoated
  • Number Of Strings: 5
  • Scale Length: Long
  • Set Type: Sets
  • Wrap Material: Phosphor Bronze

  • D’Addario Phosphor Bronze acoustic bass strings are precision wound with phosphor bronze wrap wire, over a hexagonal high carbon steel core.
  • The Phosphor Bronze wrap wire provides tried-and-true D’Addario acoustic bass tone, with beautiful balance and warmth suitable for all musical genres.
  • Now the standard in acoustic strings, Phosphor Bronze strings were originally pioneered by D’Addario in the 1970s.
  • D’Addario Phosphor Bronze acoustic bass strings come with a code on the recyclable VCI bag, which you can register to earn Players Circle points.
  • Our Phosphor Bronze bass strings are made in the USA—drawn to exacting specifications at our New York production facility.

Why does the ball end side of the low B string for my bass have a taper?

Many 5-string bass players prefer a tapered end for the low B string. This allows the heavier gauge low B string to be positioned on the bridge more evenly with the other 4 strings. The taper can also improve the clarity of the fundamental tone, which improves intonation.


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How can I extend the life of my strings?

There are many factors that can affect the lifespan of your strings. Here are some tips to help extend the life of your strings:

1. Wipe down your strings after each use.

2. Try D'Addario X-Series strings! Our two X Series options each use a distinct method to extend lifespan, while preserving the tone of uncoated strings.

3. Try these maintenance and care products to prolong string life and performance. 

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