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D'Addario Electric Bass XL Nickel Wound Soft Short, .045 - .100, EXL170S

D'Addario Electric Bass XL Nickel Wound Soft Short, .045 - .100, EXL170S
Manufacturer:
D'Addario
Manufacturer Part #:
EXL170S
SKU:
DAD_EXL170S
Price:
$15.58

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40% Recommend this product (2 of 5 responses)
By Kevin
Tallmadge Ohio
Bite and Warmth in one set of strings, love them
July 26, 2021
I love these strings, easy to play, quiet, and warm tone.
ProsGreat combination of attack and warmth.
By bob A.
philly
doesn't fit Hohfner Very Thin bass
May 12, 2021
Thought it would but the lower strings have tapered windings and these taper prior to reaching the nut. I dont understand what strings fit this bass! I have flats which dont taper so they fit. The scale is 30" from nut to bridge, so I thought short scale strings were needed. Guess not!
By Mark
Killeen, Texas
Good consistency.
October 2, 2019
This is a very consistent round-would string. I personally prefer the EXL-170. I have tried the EXL-220, but find it just too light for my playing.
ProsGreat consistency. Easy to intonate.
ConsFairly bright for a nickel-plated round wound (this is personal taste - you might feel quite differently).
By 510man
Recommended by Danelectro
December 16, 2015
Short scale limits the string choice a great deal. I use these exclusively on my Danelectro Longhorn Pro at the manufacturer's direction. They sound great and last a long time.
By bigchaw
Short-scale D'Addario EXL170S
October 27, 2010
I use these strings on my Gretsch short-scale bass in a classic rock cover band. They last a long time and don't kill me even after a 5-hour gig. Highly recommended!

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st G

Nickel Round Wound

.045

33.7

2nd D

Nickel Round Wound

.065

39.8

3rd A

Nickel Round Wound

.080

32.9

4th E

Nickel Round Wound

.100

28.3



 

"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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