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D'Addario Electric Bass XL Nickel Wound 6 String Bass Long, .032 - .130, EXL170-6

D'Addario Electric Bass XL Nickel Wound 6 String Bass Long, .032 - .130, EXL170-6
Manufacturer:
D'Addario
Manufacturer Part #:
EXL170-6
SKU:
DAD_EXL170-6
Price:
$20.96

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Product Reviews for D'Addario Electric Bass XL Nickel Wound 6 String Bass Long, .032 - .130, EXL170-6

D'Addario Electric Bass XL Nickel Wound 6 String Bass Long, .032 - .130, EXL170-65Mark WinegardenMarch 29, 2011I have used these almost exclusively for the past 8 years. I have used them on a Yamaha RBX-6JM, Warwick Corvette Proline 6, Yamaha TRB-6, OLP Stingray 5, and a Zon Legacy 6. The best thing about them is every time I put them on a bass I know exactly what to expect. They are extremely consistent. They have great feel from string to string, excellent growl and harmonics, long life, and stay in tune. Only downside is they are wound for a 34" scale length, so you may have problems with the b string winding being long enough at the nut. I ran into this on the RBX-6JM. For the 35" scale I would also recommend using a .060 D string as the tension is a better match to the A at this scale length. Overall great strings at a great price.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st C

Nickel Round Wound

.032

38.9

2nd G

Nickel Round Wound

.045

42.8

3rd D

Nickel Round Wound

.065

51.3

4th A

Nickel Round Wound

.080

48.4

5th E

Nickel Round Wound

.100

40.3

6th B

Nickel Round Wound

.130

34.5





Dave Goodlier of Jethro Tull uses EXL170-6.

 

"Popularly priced XL nickel round wound bass strings are wound with the same nickel-plated steel alloy as XL round wound guitar strings. Today's XL string specifications are the culmination of years of experimentation by Jim D'Addario and John D'Addario, Sr. Even now, D'Addario's sound room is crowded with different electric bass guitars for experimentation with different string specifications and for quality tests on string production. The XL series of D'Addario's broadest and largest-selling line of electric bass guitar strings, with 18 different string models offered. Many models are available in both environmental and standard packaging."

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