D'addario 170's high tension?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Stinsok, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Stinsok


    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    I've used these before but...I swapped the stock strings on my Squier project bass for 170's. There was some truss rod rattle and I notice the relief is more pronounced. Are these high tension strings?
  2. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    If you're noticing a difference in relief, then yes, the strings are a higher tension than what was on there previously.

    The truss rod rattle concerns me. Did it rattle with the old strings on?
  3. Stinsok


    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    No, no rattle at all. After settling in I don't hear it for some reason.
  4. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    They are about middle of the road as far as tension goes.