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D'Addario Electric Bass XL Balanced Tension, .050 - .120, EXL160BT

D'Addario Electric Bass XL Balanced Tension, .050 - .120, EXL160BT
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By JRue O.
BEAD tuning
January 2, 2016
Read a newsletter about BEAD tuning and always wanted to try it but didn't want to ruin a nut if I did't like it. The newsletter referenced this set , so I thought I'd try it. I love it. I had to ever so slightly file the 2nd and 4th nut slots and had to make NO adjustments to the neck's tension. The set is truly balanced. You really can't tell the difference other than the tuning. I would recommend anyone wanting the low B to try these.
By Daniel
KILLER 5 String Set if you add the XL145T!
May 23, 2015
Wow these are terrific. I got a set of these for my 5 string, along with an XL145T single (.145 Nickel Taper Wrapped).

These things are exactly what I have been searching for for years for my 5 string. A Bolt Neck 34" Scale PJ style bass (Carvin PB5)

These string really make this bass come to life. I am very tempted to get the same setup for my other 5 Strings, but I use them in different ways typically.

I did have to file the nut slots for the B and E strings, but that was not an issue for me. However, if I was to decide to go back to a more traditional string gauge, I would likely have to change the nut :(

The low end from these large strings is incredible, but there is plenty of mids and top end zing to go along with it. I typically like Nickel strings best after a few hours of play as they mellow a bit and become somewhat warmer. I just strung these up about 30 min ago, so we'll see how she goes.

Oh and they are WAYYY CHEAP too! These are currently sitting under $15 and the XL145T is just over $11.
26 Bucks for a killer 5 String Set, Yes Please.

I'm getting more before they end up discontinued (my luck whenever I find something I like)
By Peter G.
D`addario EXL160BT
February 15, 2013
I've had these strings on my P bass about one month now, and they are Great!!!
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