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Light 5-String / Long Scale Set EPS170-5

EPS170-5 is a light gauge string set for 5 String long scale electric bass. XL ProSteel electric bass strings utilize a stainless steel wrap wire, enhancing the strings' interaction with magnetic pickups, producing a distinctively bright and present tone.
 
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45-130

EPS170-5 is a light gauge string set for 5 String long scale electric bass. XL ProSteel electric bass strings utilize a stainless steel wrap wire, enhancing the strings' interaction with magnetic pickups, producing a distinctively bright and present tone.

String Tension Chart
Item # Note Diameter Tension
PSB045 G 0.045 in 41.52 lbs
PSB065 D 0.065 47.12
PSB080 A 0.080 39.01
PSB100 E 0.100 33.78
PSB130 B 0.130 31.39

Product Features

  • Coating: Uncoated
  • Number Of Strings: 5
  • Scale Length: Long
  • Set Quantity: Sets
  • Wrap Material: Stainless Steel

  • 5 String version of D'Addario's most popular ProSteels bass guitar set
  • D'Addario's brightest and most magnetic bass strings offering harmonically rich, deep and penetrating tone
  • 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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