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Balanced Tension Medium / Long Scale Set EXL160BT

EXL160 BT is a Balanced Tension set that allows for evenly balanced bending, fretting, plucking and slapping. XL Nickel Wound electric bass strings, long recognized as the industry standard, are ideal for a wide range of musical styles.
 
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50-120

EXL160 BT is a Balanced Tension set that allows for evenly balanced bending, fretting, plucking and slapping. XL Nickel Wound electric bass strings, long recognized as the industry standard, are ideal for a wide range of musical styles.

String Tension Chart
Item # Note Diameter Tension
XLB050 G 0.050 in 50.30 lbs
- D 0.067 51.09
XLB090 A 0.090 51.05
XLB120 E 0.120 49.24

Product Features

  • Coating: Uncoated
  • Number Of Strings: 4
  • Scale Length: Long
  • Set Type: Sets
  • Wrap Material: Nickel-Plated Steel

  • Balanced Tension sets allow for evenly balanced bending, fretting, plucking and slapping.
  • Round wound with nickel plated steel for distinctive bright 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: Wound .050, .067, .090, .120


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.


Curious what strings are best for you? Find your perfect set with String Finder

 

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 and feel of uncoated strings.

XT combines high carbon steel cores with an advanced corrosion resistance treatment added over the string to enhance string longevity. XS makes use of a special film and innovative application process, allowing the string to last longer than any string we've produced before.

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

 

How do I restring my guitar?

Check out these resources to learn the restringing process for your guitar.

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