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45-130

Regular Light 5-String Long Scale Bass Strings ENR71-5

Coined the “third type of string,” XL Half Rounds bass strings are an excellent medium between round wound and flat wound strings. Half Rounds have a smoother feel than round wound strings, but a fuller tone than strings that are flat wound. Made with a high carbon steel core and pure nickel wrap wire, they’re finished with a precision grinding process to provide a smooth feel and reduced finger noise, with tone that's comparable to round wound bass strings. Made for 5-string basses, 45-130 Regular Light gauge strings take our most popular bass gauge and add a low B-string.
 
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45-130

Coined the “third type of string,” XL Half Rounds bass strings are an excellent medium between round wound and flat wound strings. Half Rounds have a smoother feel than round wound strings, but a fuller tone than strings that are flat wound. Made with a high carbon steel core and pure nickel wrap wire, they’re finished with a precision grinding process to provide a smooth feel and reduced finger noise, with tone that's comparable to round wound bass strings. Made for 5-string basses, 45-130 Regular Light gauge strings take our most popular bass gauge and add a low B-string.

String Tension Chart
Item # Note Diameter Tension
NHR045 G 0.045 in 49.57 lbs
NHR065 D 0.065 48.87
NHR080 A 0.080 41.06
NHR100 E 0.100 38.69
NHR130 B 0.030 35.99

Product Features

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

  • Half Rounds bass strings are an innovative combination of round and flat wound strings, providing benefits of both.
  • Pure nickel wrap wire is finished with a centerless grinding process to provide a smooth feel, reduced finger noise, and tone comparable to round wound bass strings.
  • Like all D’Addario bass guitar strings, XL Half Rounds are made with our proprietary Hex-Core, ensuring perfect intonation, consistent feel, and reliable durability.
  • XL Half Rounds sets have a code on the recyclable VCI bag, which you can register to earn Players Circle points.
  • D’Addario bass strings are made in the USA—drawn to our 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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