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Light / Long Scale Twin Pack EXL170TP

EXL170 is D'Addario's best-selling bass guitar set. 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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EXL170 is D'Addario's best-selling bass guitar set. 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
XLB080 A 0.0800 40.050
XLB100 E 0.1000 34.720

Product Features

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

  • 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

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.


Does D’Addario have an online string tension guide?

Yes. We offer String Tension Pro - a free, easy-to-use website that allows you to create customized string sets, compare string sets, and determine the optimum gauges for your instrument and tuning. To learn more, click here.

 

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.

  

RESOURCES

The science behind balanced tension

Guide to C-A-G-E-D

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