Item #0046936 Model #EXL170-5

D'Addario EXL170-5 XL Nickel Round Wound 5-String Long Bass Strings Standard


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The D'Addario EXL170-5 XL Nickel Round Wound 5-String Long Scale Bass Strings provide a versatile and balanced tone for all styles of playing. These precision-wound strings are constructed with a nickel-plated steel wrap wire over a high-carbon steel core, delivering excellent magnetic output and a smooth feel that reduces premature fret wear. The XL Nickel Bass strings are designed for 5-string basses with a scale length up to 36 1/4", and the Regular Light 45-130 gauge offers tight, booming lows along with clear fundamentals. The D'Addario EXL170-5 strings provide the ideal combination of distinctive brightness and powerful low end.

Precision-Wound for Optimal Tone and Playability
D'Addario's digitally controlled winding machinery precisely wraps each EXL170-5 string to ensure unparalleled consistency and intonation. The nickel-plated steel wrap wire produces a distinctive bright tone with enhanced high-end clarity as well as robust lows and mids. Combined with a high carbon steel core, these strings yield a versatile sound suitable for any genre while also providing a smooth, comfortable feel that reduces fret wear.

Regular Light Gage for Versatile Performance
The EXL170-5 set features a Regular Light 45-130 gauge ideal for most 5-string basses and playing styles. The lighter 45 and 65 gauges on the G and D strings provide flexibility and ease of playability, while the heavier 80, 100 and 130 gauges on the A, E and B strings produce tight lows and a powerful fundamental tone. This balanced set of gauges offers the versatility needed for any musical situation.

Trusted Quality and Craftsmanship
For over 300 years, D'Addario has been a leader in string innovation and quality. The EXL170-5 XL Nickel Bass strings are precision manufactured in the USA, using state-of-the-art digitally controlled winding machinery to ensure consistency and performance set after set. D'Addario is committed to providing the finest, most innovative and highest-quality strings on the market.

Sustainable, Protective Packaging
D'Addario's innovative EXL170-5 string packaging provides protection from corrosion while also reducing waste. The strings are securely contained in a resealable envelope within a cardboard sleeve for storage between uses. D'Addario's commitment to performance, quality and sustainability results in strings that provide unrivaled tone and playability set after set.