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D'Addario XL Nickels don't fit!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Lorenzini, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Lorenzini


    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    They aren't long enough strung-thru the body in my Lakland Joe Osborne! The string winding goes before the nut, on the 1st fret
    Terrible!!! I was looking forward to it and now I had to put the E and B thru the bridge....

    I'm so mad. I COULD strung the rest of the strings thru the bridge too, but I don't want to.

    Do "extra-long" D'Addario XL Nickels exist? Cause this is just "Long Scale".
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I think they do make a bit longer sets. Check their website.

    The difference is not that noticeable anyways.
  3. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Long scale is suposed to fit 34" basses. But maybe since it's strung through the body...
  4. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    They are labeled "SL" (SL= Super Long i.e. EXL170SL).

    I use these on my Lakland 55 (35" scale) although I do not string through the body (an overblown concept IMHO :smug: ). I don't know if they would be long enough for 35" scale and through body stringing.
  5. They are.

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