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Light 5-String / Super Long Scale Set EXL170-5SL

EXL170-5SL is D'Addario's best-selling bass guitar set in a 5 String configuration optimized for super long scale basses. 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

EXL170-5SL is D'Addario's best-selling bass guitar set in a 5 String configuration optimized for super long scale basses. 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
XB045SL G 0.045 in 47.67 lbs
XB065SL D 0.065 54.21
XB080SL A 0.080 44.90
XB100SL E 0.100 38.93
XB130SL B 0.130 36.03

Product Features

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

  • 5 String super long 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 super long scale basses (36”+) and have a taper at 38”
  • 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.


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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