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45-130

Light 5-String / Long Scale Set EXL170-5

EXL170-5 is D'Addario's best-selling bass guitar set in a 5 String configuration. 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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45-130

EXL170-5 is D'Addario's best-selling bass guitar set in a 5 String configuration. 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 0.045 in 42.52 lbs
XLB065 D 0.065 48.35
XLB080 A 0.080 40.05
XLB100 E 0.100 34.72
XLB130 B 0.130 32.14

Product Features

  • Coating: Uncoated
  • Number Of Strings: 5
  • Scale Length: Long
  • Wrap Material: Nickel-Plated Steel

  • 5 String version of D'Addario's best-selling bass guitar set
  • 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, .080, .100, .130

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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