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D'Addario EXL165-6 XL 6-String Bass Soft/Regular String Set 

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Featuring soft tops and regular bottoms.

Gauges: 32-45-65-85-105-135.

Long scale. Round-wound. Nickel-plated steel wrap wire. Bright, true sound.

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 6-string bass.


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D'AddarioEXL165-6 XL 6-String Bass Soft/Regular String Set
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (3)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome strings

By Spidermunky

from Phoenix, az

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario EXL165-6 XL 6-String Bass Soft/Regular String Set:

    These string were freaking awesome on an ibanez sr506, really brings the bass to life. Very clear highs andbanging lows.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Decent Strings, but one flaw

    By tmmwt2

    from Central Florida

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    Comments about D'Addario EXL165-6 XL 6-String Bass Soft/Regular String Set:

    These are good strings for the money. I typically use the Warwick Black Label, but for the price I figured I would give these strings a try. They retain sound well and for a good amount of time. I find them to be bright in sound for nickel strings. There is one major issue with these strings though. i currently use a Warwick Corvette 6 string bass and the .135 string will not fit on the saddle for the string on the bridge. The bass of the strings where they have been wound is to large and will not set into the saddle. I like the strings, especially for the money, however, when only 5 of the 6 strings can be used, it greatly diminishes the value of the strings.

     
    4.0

    Hard Strings

    By Will Hurtubad

    from New Orleans

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EXL165-6 XL 6-String Bass Soft/Regular String Set:

      Used on 2 4 hour gigs, and about 10 hours of practice so far. After the first gig my plucking fingers were sensitive! Not bad, just more than other strings. They still sound great, and I'm hoping the "hardness" of the string will make them last longer. Time will tell. So far, very good product.

       
      5.0

      Very Good Strings!

      By Walt the BassMan

      from Fayetteville, NC

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy to play and easy on the fingers
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EXL165-6 XL 6-String Bass Soft/Regular String Set:

        I play finger style as a church musician and these strings sound really good.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        these are the strings u been lookin for.

        By mike

        from central florida, ex-seattle

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario EXL165-6 XL 6-String Bass Soft/Regular String Set:

            OK so I had to shorten the headline to make it fit... oh well. Been playing bass since the late 60s and these strings have the best tone I've found so far, even in the low B string. it's strong, and doesn't sound like an old de-tuned E string flopping around like some other strings I've tried. these strings have a strong fundamental, good balance, and are rich in harmonics so you have full command over your sound with your tone controls. the low B and E are triple wound, so they are especially harmonic-rich. superb sound, I just bought 2 extra sets since they were on sale :)
            I haven't had them very long, so I can't comment on how long they will last... but I do not expect to be disappointed. I recently spoke with a fellow bass player who used to work for the company, and he has only good things to say about them.

             
            5.0

            Good strings.

            By Mindriot

            from Steubenville, OH

            Comments about D'Addario EXL165-6 XL 6-String Bass Soft/Regular String Set:

            I like these strings; they sound good, bright, but not overly so. They wear well, and retain their sound for a long time. I like the sound of nickel/steel strings, but most that I've tried lose their brightness pretty quickly. Stainless lasts longer, but the sound isn't to my taste.

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