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D'Addario EXL170-5SL Regular Light Nickel Wound Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings   

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Gauges 45-68-80-100-130.Nickel round wound strings in a soft gauge for your 5-string bass.D'Addario is the world's largest manufacturer of strings fo...Read More

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Gauges 45-68-80-100-130.

Nickel round wound strings in a soft gauge for your 5-string bass.

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.

A 5-string bestseller.


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D'AddarioEXL170-5SL Regular Light Nickel Wound Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

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5.0

Warm and bright. Long enough for through body 35 scale.

By Keef

from South Lake Tahoe

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5SL Regular Light Nickel Wound Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings:

      Warm and bright. Sound great for slap and fingerstyle funk.

      These strings have 38 inch winding. Long enough for through body 35 scale Lakland 55-60. Not sure why a previous reviewer had troubles, but they were definitely long enough for me.

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      5.0

      very pleased

      By bassy

      from indiana

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Good Tone Good Price

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5SL Regular Light Nickel Wound Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings:

        strings recommended by my bass teacher

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        5.0

        daddarios always good

        By Wheeler

        from newyork

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

        • Too Short For 35 Scale

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5SL Regular Light Nickel Wound Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings:

        great strings just a little too short for my 35 Scale lakland DJ5

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        3.0

        E Broke, Rest are Fine

        By PipPipCheerio

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Breaks Easy

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5SL Regular Light Nickel Wound Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings:

          Was on clearance, so not shocked that the E broke as I almost got it into tune. Other strings have been fine and sound great. Picked up a spare E from Bass NW in Seattle that didn't break.

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          5.0

          My Go To's

          By Smiling Hal

          from Concord, CA

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          Pros

          • Bang For The Buck
          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

          • No cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Gigs
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5SL Regular Light Nickel Wound Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings:

          I've been using D'Addarios since 1975. Sure I've strayed at times and tried other Strings. I always come back to these cuz they're just as good as strings twice the price. Nuff said...

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          5.0

          Great String

          By Dev

          from Des Moines, IA

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5SL Regular Light Nickel Wound Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings:

            These strings have a steel core wrapped in nickel. Most see anything with nickel as being warmer. These are actually clear and bright. I Slapped these on my MTD Heir 5, and right away noticed the difference from my old strings. They do not tear up your hands either.

            I feel this gives the best of both worlds. It has a small touch of warmth to it, but still some of that bite from the steel. because its steel wrapped with nickel, it will also be easier on your frets. I recommend this to any bass player who wants something bright and clear, but still has a touch of warmth. They also seem to last quite a while too. These are my go to strings.

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            5.0

            Perfect fit for string thru bodies!

            Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5SL Regular Light Nickel Wound Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings:

            I've tried Ernie Ball, DR, & GHS strings before. Those other companies aren't bad, but I just like the price to longevity ratio of D'Addarios best. DRs are just over priced, in my opinion. Good strings, no doubt, but a buit pricey for me. I would recommend D'Addarios to any & everyone!
            Great sounding nickel roundwounds! Not too bad on the fingers and easier on your frets. I put these on my G&L L-2500 and they fit perfectly with the strings going thru the body. I had that the regular long scale B & E strings weren't quite long enough for string thru body basses. These are the right fit!
            I think the sound & quality are just a little bit better than Ernie Ball strings.
            Being that they are just a couple of dollars or so more than Ernie Ball strings, I feel the value is great because I feel D'Addarios last longer. As I've mentioned in other reviews, D'Addario is the only kind of strings I use on my basses.

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            5.0

            Feel and sound can't be beat

            By Phat Daddy-Q4j4J

            from Tampa Bay, FL

            Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5SL Regular Light Nickel Wound Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings:

            These strings make my 5 string high-end Laklands sing! I've tried every string maker that makes these sizes (super long) and these can't be beaten in sound, feel and price. And they age very gracefully to boot! I simply will not use any other nickel string than D'Addario!

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            5.0

            Great for 35

            By realize-Mu_iv

            from Standish, MI

            Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5SL Regular Light Nickel Wound Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings:

            If you have a 35" scale with strings fed through the back, give these a try. Makes a cheap bass sound pretty good, and fits like a glove.

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