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D'Addario EXL 170-5 5-String Set

4.5/5, 4.5 from 8 reviews
XL Series Bass Stings

Recent Reviews

  1. Logic_11
    6 string set is great
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed May 9, 2016
    • + Economic, long lasting
    At the beginning they feel .. "new". Lol, I really like them after they have been played for a bit and have been broken in.

    I really like these strings and they're really good for the price. Make sure you price match at GC ;)

    I use the six string set and the high B string has put up well with all my slapping. I am actually surprised at how long its lasted.

    Will be getting another set in a few weeks :)
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  2. jacolyte
    pots and pans
    2/5, 2 out of 5, reviewed Apr 11, 2016
    • + reasonably priced
    • - clanging tone
    to my ear, d'addario XLs sound like somebody banging pots and pans together, an unpleasant clanging. their windings feel particularly coarse and uncomfortable to me; they tear up my fingers like i was playing a round file (and i play a lot - i have pretty good callouses). i prefer a string with a smaller diameter outer wrap and a sound more like a "zhing" rather than a "DING". i'm sure lots of people love these strings, but they're not for me.
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    buckshotdylan likes this.
  3. winegamd
    Great strings for the money
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Mar 25, 2016
    • + Easily found, relatively affordable, consistent quality, great tone, nice feel
    • - new sound wears off quickly, tension balance from string to string.
    I have been using XL170-6's since the late 90's. They are available almost everywhere and I know exactly what to expect when I put them on an instrument.

    These strings have great growl, are fairly flexible, and have a nice tone when old.

    They definitely have their own flavor. The highs are a little zingy when new, but settle down nicely. The mids are clear with a definite favor of the low mids. The lows are tight and controlled with an almost flat wound envelope to the open notes in the low strings.

    If you are looking for strings and don't know what to try, I would say these are the perfect strings to start as they seem to be right in the middle of the tonal spectrum.
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    Lawuka and jazzyvee like this.

Item Details

  1. Guages:
    45 - 130
    Other Specs:
    Specifically XL 170-5 5 String Set
    D'Addario EXL170-5 XL 5-String Round Wound Long Bass Strings strings are wound with nickel-plated steel

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