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D'Addario EPS170-5SL XL ProSteels Regular Light Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings  

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ProSteels are D'Addario's brightest and most magnetic bass strings. A specialized stell alloy delivers harmonically rich, brilliant high-end coupled ...Read More

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Strings that deliver harmonically rich, brilliant high-end coupled with deep, tight lows.

ProSteels are D'Addario's brightest and most magnetic bass strings. A specialized stell alloy delivers harmonically rich, brilliant high-end coupled with deep, tight lows that work in tandem to create the coveted Piano tone" steel players crave. Great for both articulate fingering or aggressive picking, ProSteels give you that little extra edge and punch you need to cut through the mix.

FEATURES
  • Round wound 5-String bass set
  • Regular light gauge (.030”-.130”)
  • Super bright tone
  • D'Addario's brightest and most magnetic bass string
  • Specialized steel alloy
  • Super Long Scale

Order strings that give you that little extra edge and punch you need!

SPECIFICATIONS

EPS170-5SL XL ProSteels Regular Light Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings

  • Note: G
    Diameter: 0.045" (1.14mm)
    Tension: 48.5 lb. (22.00kg)
  • Note: D
    Diameter: 0.065” (1.65mm)
    Tension: 55.7 lb. (25.26kg)
  • Note: A
    Diameter: 0.080" (2.03mm)
    Tension: 46.5 lb. (21.09kg)
  • Note: E
    Diameter: 0.100" (2.54mm)
    Tension: 40.5 lb. (18.37kg)
  • Note: B
    Diameter: 0.130" (3.30mm)
    Tension: 39.0 lb. (17.69kg)
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D'AddarioEPS170-5SL XL ProSteels Regular Light Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings
 
4.3

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4.0

always sound great

By Bil Black

from San Diego, Ca

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario EPS170-5SL XL ProSteels Regular Light Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings:

      these strings are great for just about any style.. bright, great tone. like all bass strings the luster does go away after a few weeks of playing, for the price paid you'd think you'd get more life out of them but that just goes with the territory.

      the one big disappointment was when I bought my schecter raiden elite 5 string *in the store* a couple of years ago, I wish I knew that GC (and just about anybody for that matter) doesn't carry the super long scale strings that fit the bass in store. nobody does. you have to mail order them from everywhere. :\ other than that i guess we're good.

      enjoy. i recommend them.

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      5.0

      Chime for Days... Weeks... Months, Even

      By Ian Perge

      from Evansville, IN

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      Pros

      • 35-37 Inch Scale Length
      • Consistent
      • Cuts Thru The Mix
      • Good Tone
      • Great Customer Service
      • Long Lasting New Tone
      • Long Life
      • Not Hard On Your Fingers
      • Reasonably priced
      • Strong

      Cons

      • No Tapered B-string

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Fingerstyle Technique
      • Pickstyle Technique
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Slap Technique

      Comments about D'Addario EPS170-5SL XL ProSteels Regular Light Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings:

      I'd been looking for my "dream" set of strings for years, and never quite coming across them until I had tried D'Addario's ProSteel line. I was looking for a piano-like "chime" without sacrificing the low-end of my basses, and these were exactly what I'd been looking for. Not nearly as rough on your fingers as other stainless steel strings yet just enough to help toughen up your calluses, these are the perfect balance between super-slick coated strings and some of the earlier steel strings made that are bleed which are still on the market. If you're looking for strings that'll help you cut through the mix whether live or in the studio, help with finding the perfect slapping or tapping sound and yet still sounds like a *bass*, look no further. That they last longer than all the steel strings I've tried in my playing career is a extra bonus - it's always nice to put off changing strings. Just wipe them down after playing, and you'll be set for months. They're also D'Addario's "Super Long Scale" that can fit from 35 to 37 inch Scale Lengths, which means they'll fit Extended Length Basses which many 5 & 6-strings are these days (even some 35-scale 4-strings for tighter Tension and the same "feel" as their 5 & 6 counterparts). Nothing else gets placed on my fretted basses than D'addario ProSteels.

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      4.0

      Great strings

      Comments about D'Addario EPS170-5SL XL ProSteels Regular Light Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings:

      I have been playing for some 35+ years and for a long time have used these strings. Tried many kind and still come back to the D'Addario. They are also one of the few that I can find that have the SL scale. I mainly play my G&L L2500 and the strings go through the body. I also use the regular LS on my L2000.
      I think the colored ball ends are cool
      These strings last a long time. I can leave a set on for a nearly a year and want to change them but they still sound great. I don't play every day but usually multiple times a week.
      great price.

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