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D'Addario Electric Bass XL Environmental 5 Super Long, .045 - .130, EXL170-5SL

D'Addario Electric Bass XL Environmental 5 Super Long, .045 - .130, EXL170-5SL
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13% Recommend this product (1 of 8 responses)
By Doug D.
New Orleans La
Dadarrio makes great strings. Just strings mailed me the wrong ones
November 11, 2019
I have been using only Daddario strings for more than 15 years. They feel and sound great! I always find the best price on just strings and have ordered more than 20 packs of strings from them. They accidentally sent me steel strings instead of nickel on my last order. I was about to call them (I'm sure they would fix the issue quickly) but I needed the strings and didn't have time to wait for shipping. Turns out I like the steel strings better than the nickel!! Haha! I will be ordering all my strings through juststrings.com and I strongly recommend them
By Eric
Perfect for my tone
January 21, 2015
Purchased these after making the decision to go back to roundwound strings. I use them on my Ken Smith Design 5 string basses, and they suit my tonal needs perfectly. Low string noise, articulate through the midrange, and not too brittle on top due to the nickel. They are a great value, and they last for a long time with only very subtle loss in fidelity over a period of several months. I only plan to change strings before my next round in the studio, and frankly I might not even do it then.
By Mike
Decent strings
August 22, 2011
Great for the rock'ish and metal'ish genres of music; balanced strings with a pronounced growl and a pinch of warm lows and somewhat articulate high end.
The string gauges are right, quality is decent, they're still bright after 2-3 weeks of use. If it was possible I would give 4.75 out of 5 rating. THANKS D'ADDARIO AND JUST STRINGS!!!
By Bob
Excellent Price, Excellent Service!
April 21, 2011
These are the best strings for my bass and they are fantastic! Couple that with the fastest service I've ever seen and you get an unbeatable combination. Thanks for the great service!
By timagapie
D'Addario EXL170-5SL
March 7, 2011
LOVE THESE STRINGS!!! Great piano like tone! They feel great! They play GREAT! They last quite awhile as I like the sound of new strings, I REALLY love the sound of old broke in strings.... paired up with my Washburn RB-4500, they are the perfect match!
By Steve
Just what I needed
October 11, 2010
For a Schecter C-5, these work great. And the JustStrings.com service is exceptional.
By Kevin J.
August 10, 2010
Great strings-the only round wound (I also use the Chrome Flats) strings I use on all of my Basses.
By John
D'Addario 5 string set
November 5, 2009
For my 35" scale Lakland 5-string there is no other choice!!

Great tone set-to-set consistency.

thanks juststrings.com!!






1st G

Nickel Round Wound



2nd D

Nickel Round Wound



3rd A

Nickel Round Wound



4th E

Nickel Round Wound



5th B

Nickel Round Wound




"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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