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45-105

Custom Light / Long Scale Set EXL165

EXL165 is a hybrid gauge that combines EXL170 and EXL160 for ideal combination of tone of distinctive bright and powerful low end. 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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45-105

EXL165 is a hybrid gauge that combines EXL170 and EXL160 for ideal combination of tone of distinctive bright and powerful low end. 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
XLB045 G 0.0450 in 42.520 lbs
XLB065 D 0.0650 48.350
XLB085 A 0.0850 45.340
XLB105 E 0.1050 38.080

Product Features

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

  • Hybrid gauge that combines EXL170 and EXL160 for ideal combination of tone of distinctive bright and powerful low end
  • Round wound with nickel plated steel for a distinctive bright tone with clear fundamentals
  • These strings are designed for long scale basses (34”+) and have a taper at 36 – 7/8”
  • All D'Addario strings are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA
  • String Gauges: Wound .045, .065, .085, .105

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.


 

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.

  

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