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D'Addario Electric Bass Nickel Round Wound XL .145, XLB145

D'Addario Electric Bass Nickel Round Wound XL .145, XLB145
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By Mike
October 3, 2012
I play with an Ibanez BTB 5, and this string is fantastic when tuned to Bb. I played the same bass with standard tuning, and found it to be too taut. When tuned to Bb, you can triple gallop open, or from C to D without banging frets at the top. I did not find this always true with D'Addario's medium gauge B strings. Of course, this depends on your setup, but this by far is the most comfortable B string I've played with and I will continue to buy them along with D'Addario's heavy gauge 4 set.
By Kasba
Just don't think it goes low
February 3, 2011
I got the NR .145 in ignorance to it's incapability to hold as low a note as I was going for but it makes a great B and A so if that's what you're goin for take advantage of the price. Just keep it above Ab0 and it sounds great.
By The G.
.145 d'addario
January 27, 2010
I play a 5 string bass in a Dallas, Texas metal band and this .145 is great for tuning to a low G#.
By CageyPea
October 7, 2009
This was the original Low B that D'Addario included in their initial XL 5-string sets before they went relatively lighter. Makes for a great taut Low B on standard 34" scale but I tune it down to Low A where I find it "sits" more comfortably. (At B, I found the fretted notes from D on up too "fat"; this is probably why they went lighter in their pre-packaged 5 & 6-string sets). Still, if you love that warm XL Nickel feel, this is the biggest dose you can get of it!

Note: though probably the most widely available and least expensive super-heavy guage bass string, it is NOT suitable for Low F# (should you dare to go down there!).
By Mattia
Low 145
September 15, 2009
In my opinion the E and B strings you can find in bass strings sets on the market are generally too light.
I feel more comfortable with a 120 E and a 145 low B.
145 is so far the heavier string i can find for a low B,so i hope D'Addario doesn't stop producing it.
Single strings are hard to find here in Italy,so god bless JustStrings!
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