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Light / Long Scale Set EPBB170

EPBB170 is a light gauge set of phosphor bronze wound strings for long scale acoustic bass. Since D'Addario introduced Phosphor Bronze guitar strings in 1974, they have been synonymous with warm and well-balanced acoustic tone.
 
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EPBB170 is a light gauge set of phosphor bronze wound strings for long scale acoustic bass. Since D'Addario introduced Phosphor Bronze guitar strings in 1974, they have been synonymous with warm and well-balanced acoustic tone.

String Tension Chart
Item # Note Diameter Tension
PBB045 G 0.0450 in 47.500 lbs
PBB065 D 0.0650 55.700
PBB080 A 0.0800 47.400
PBB100 E 0.1000 40.200

Product Features

  • Coating: Uncoated
  • Tuning: Standard
  • Number Of Strings: 4
  • Scale Length: Long
  • Set Type: Sets
  • Wrap Material: Phosphor Bronze

  • Designed specifically for use on all 4-String acoustic basses
  • Preferred for its warm, bright, and well balanced acoustic tone
  • Environmentally friendly, corrosion resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh
  • All D'Addario strings are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA
  • String Gauges: Phosphor Bronze Wound .045 .065, .080, .100

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.


Does D’Addario have an online string tension guide?

Yes. We offer String Tension Pro - a free, easy-to-use website that allows you to create customized string sets, compare string sets, and determine the optimum gauges for your instrument and tuning. To learn more, click here.

 

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 XT strings, which utilize a proprietary treatment to extend lifespan, while preserving the tone and feel of your favorite uncoated strings. 

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

 

How do I restring my guitar?

Check out the videos to learn the restringing process for electric, acoustic, classical, bass, and other instruments. You will also find videos on restringing, tuning, humidification, and general maintenance.

  

RESOURCES

The science behind balanced tension

Guide to C-A-G-E-D

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