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D'Addario EXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings   

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D'Addario roundwound EXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings have a nickel-plated steel wrap and produce bright, accurate sound and prevent premature ...Read More

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D'Addario roundwound EXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings have a nickel-plated steel wrap and produce bright, accurate sound and prevent premature fret wear.

D'Addario is the world's largest manufacturer of strings for musical instruments. Many top guitarists won't play any other brand. Regardless of your playing style, D'Addario has a set of strings that's right for your bass guitar.


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D'AddarioEXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Long life (6)
  • Well built / quality (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Concerts (4)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Value

I have been playing bass for over half my life, I've tried them all, and these ARE the best strings for the money. I have seen several people bash these strings for their...Read complete review

I have been playing bass for over half my life, I've tried them all, and these ARE the best strings for the money. I have seen several people bash these strings for their bright tone - If you don't want bright tone, then dont play nickel round-wound strings! I use flat-wounds on my fretless for Jazz, so if you want a warm mellow tone for Jazz- buy flats. You may also find them too bright if you play pick-style (which i don't recommend), or if your bass is passive (which makes it difficult to dial in your tone). Otherwise, these are perfect for any style, and they typically last for several weeks (depending on play-time). Any other string of this quality will cost you at least twice as much. Other brands close to this price will deaden quickly, or will be dead right out of the package!!! (GHS) I teach lessons, tour, and play for hire - so value is very important to me, and these strings have not let me down yet.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

good for slap but........

These strings are great for slapping, they are very responsive, and yield great harmonics. However, if you are like i am and am looking for a flawless warm finger picking sound, these...Read complete review

These strings are great for slapping, they are very responsive, and yield great harmonics. However, if you are like i am and am looking for a flawless warm finger picking sound, these strings are not for you, they are waaaaaaay too bright and have a very dry tone. On the other hand if you play all rock and slap these strings are just what you are looking for.

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5.0

Predictable - very good

By Jw

from Washington, Il

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario EXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings:

    There is comfort in a mass produced string. Pretty consistent and tone is good. I buy these because they are about the most purchased string for bass. I always keep some on hand for my electric basses. Very good, never an issue.

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again.

    By Snake Doctor

    from Bloomington, Indiana

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • I have always like this product. Crisp sound.
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Great strings even after their prime.

      Comments about D'Addario EXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings:

      I've been a long time user of this product.

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      5.0

      Awesome bass strings!!!

      By Duke

      from Alton, IL

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about D'Addario EXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings:

      Great bass strings. There sound is unbelievable and they play great. The 2 pack is a fantastic deal, also. Basically 2 sets of strings for the price of 1. Buy these strings!

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      5.0

      Good Strings

      By Roy M

      from Millstone Twp, NJ

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Inexpensive
      • Nice feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario EXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings:

          These are the best strings you can get for the money. Other strings are better (EXLIR's) but these are 1/2 the price. I usually buy the 2 pack and you save.

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          5.0

          D'Addario has always made great strings.

          By LipLIp16

          from Central, Il

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario EXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings:

            All these years I've used light strings and recently changed to the mediums. Way better tone especially on the high end.

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            5.0

            Good Strings

            By Roy M

            from Millstone Twp, NJ

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Nice Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Gigs
              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario EXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings:

              These strings have a nice tone and last a long time. What I like best is their price is better than most. I always like the sound and feel of new strings and I change more than most other do. So for the price, they are the best strings out there.

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              5.0

              Excellent strings for an excellent price.

              By John Paul Entwhistle

              from Alton, Il.

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about D'Addario EXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings:

                  The XL series strings outlast and stay in tune better than any string I`ve tried at any price. They are all I have used on my basses since the early 80`s and on all basses I tech.

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                  5.0

                  Top Quality!!

                  By g-layne

                  from KY

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings:

                    The best and most consistant strings PERIOD!
                    I've been using them for years.Was a time when I experimented with some other brands and had issues with strings being dead right out of the package or they would turn your fingers black after playing them.None of that with D'Addario!!
                    Love the tone and the Twin Pack is a great bargain!!

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Deal like no other

                    By Rachies

                    from Chicago, IL

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about D'Addario EXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings:

                      The string didn't exactly fit my bass until I clipped off some of the top but it was much of a problem since I measured the length with the ones I took off. Love the tone quality of them and holds on really well. Anyone wanting to change strings soon should try these out. And I got them at a two-for-one deal.

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                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best Value

                      By Bassman

                      from Dallas, TX

                      Comments about D'Addario EXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings:

                      I have been playing bass for over half my life, I've tried them all, and these ARE the best strings for the money. I have seen several people bash these strings for their bright tone - If you don't want bright tone, then dont play nickel round-wound strings! I use flat-wounds on my fretless for Jazz, so if you want a warm mellow tone for Jazz- buy flats. You may also find them too bright if you play pick-style (which i don't recommend), or if your bass is passive (which makes it difficult to dial in your tone). Otherwise, these are perfect for any style, and they typically last for several weeks (depending on play-time). Any other string of this quality will cost you at least twice as much. Other brands close to this price will deaden quickly, or will be dead right out of the package!!! (GHS) I teach lessons, tour, and play for hire - so value is very important to me, and these strings have not let me down yet.

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