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D'Addario EXL170-5TP 5-String Bass Guitar Strings (2 Sets)  

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2 sets of D'Addario EXL170-5TP strings for 5-string bass. Gauges 45-65-80-100-130.D'Addario is the world's largest manufacturer of strings for musica...Read More

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2 sets of D'Addario EXL170-5TP strings for 5-string bass. Gauges 45-65-80-100-130.

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 5-string bass.


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D'AddarioEXL170-5TP 5-String Bass Guitar Strings (2 Sets)
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (4)
    • Concerts (4)
    • Practicing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A GREAT ALL AROUND STRING

    These are, in my opinion, a Great all around string for most music styles and have a fairly good life span. I started using the XL's quite a while back as I used...Read complete review

    These are, in my opinion, a Great all around string for most music styles and have a fairly good life span. I started using the XL's quite a while back as I used 'OTHER' strings which were never available or soon became unavailable at a lot of different places I would play. I like consistancy and would sometimes have to use 'OTHER' brands which were okay but would seem to have different tensioning, etc. which would absolutely affect my tone and feel. The D'Addario XL's excelled in that they felt good, sounded good, are fairly easy on the frets and most of all, were and are available at almost any music store you may find yourself in around the country. And sometimes you never know when you are on tour when that time comes when you may need strings in a big way. The consistancy of them being readily available almost anywhere is a big factor to me because in those situations you can have the same strings that you AND your bass are most use to...To me thats sometimes a priceless asset! I use two basses most of the time, so splitting the workload between the two also give the strings a longer life all the way around as you are not playing one set of strings to death all the time. Great TONE till the Cow's Come Home, In my opinion anyway, but you know what they say about opinion's!!!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Could be better

    I put these on a Pedulla Thunderbolt that I have and it really hurt the tone of the bass (with upgraded Audere preamp and Norstrand DC pickups). I can't say that the strings...Read complete review

    I put these on a Pedulla Thunderbolt that I have and it really hurt the tone of the bass (with upgraded Audere preamp and Norstrand DC pickups). I can't say that the strings were on the border of lifeless, but there were absolutely no dynamics - there was something missing. I have been happy with Carvin, Ernie Ball, and DR strings, but these strings I wouldn't buy again. I removed them after a couple of hours of play, put on a set of Carvin's, and my bass had a lot more growl.

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    5.0

    Great Strings and excelent price

    By Seba5150

    from Chile

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5TP 5-String Bass Guitar Strings (2 Sets):

      This strings have been the best for me, gone through Rotosounds, DR , and many cheaper brands. Only LaBella ( custom gauges) have been similar, though more expensive.

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      5.0

      Rotosound Clones

      By Tsayvan

      from Farmerville, Louisiana

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5TP 5-String Bass Guitar Strings (2 Sets):

        Play in Church and I love these strings, been using them for years. Cant beat the price.

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        5.0

        Good Deal

        By Jabo

        from Knoxville, Tn

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Good value
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5TP 5-String Bass Guitar Strings (2 Sets):

            Nice to purchase 2 sets of 5 strings for one low price. Good quality product.

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            5.0

            Great deal!

            By azbassist777

            from Phoenix,AZ

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5TP 5-String Bass Guitar Strings (2 Sets):

              Very surprised at how good these sound.Warm and nice tension.Great!

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              5.0

              Wonderful Bass Guitar Strings

              By Man in His Music Cave

              from San Antonio, TX

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5TP 5-String Bass Guitar Strings (2 Sets):

                The EXL 170-5TP are excellent for finger picking, slapping and popping. I've been buying the two-set for about two years. I highly recommend buying this set. They're as good as the famous player named strings. I buy the same for my four string.

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                5.0

                BEST DEAL EVER!

                By JTbass54

                from Denver Area.

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5TP 5-String Bass Guitar Strings (2 Sets):

                    Use with confidence.

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                    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Could be better

                    By Jon Lomas

                    from Philly, PA

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5TP 5-String Bass Guitar Strings (2 Sets):

                    I put these on a Pedulla Thunderbolt that I have and it really hurt the tone of the bass (with upgraded Audere preamp and Norstrand DC pickups). I can't say that the strings were on the border of lifeless, but there were absolutely no dynamics - there was something missing. I have been happy with Carvin, Ernie Ball, and DR strings, but these strings I wouldn't buy again. I removed them after a couple of hours of play, put on a set of Carvin's, and my bass had a lot more growl.

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Great

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5TP 5-String Bass Guitar Strings (2 Sets):

                    For the price, you can't beat D'addario.
                    This is my 3rd set of bass strings in 2 months. I'm a guitarist and didn't know how to install the b-string. I broke 2 before this pack because I cut them too short. Expensive lesson. Previous strings were DR's. I like these, but I've always been a fan of DR's. I would buy these again, they feel good when you slap a da bass.
                    Can't beat this quality for the price.
                    2 packs for what music stores charge you for one! You know you want these.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Strings

                    By Tarek Eliwa

                    from Egypt

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5TP 5-String Bass Guitar Strings (2 Sets):

                    Great strings Recommend them
                    It's Really comfy and they don't get the rusty feeling fast
                    up there with the best... wait it is the best
                    For the price they are really good and with the 2 packs it gets better

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    A GREAT ALL AROUND STRING

                    By Roger Strosky

                    from Phoenix, AZ

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL170-5TP 5-String Bass Guitar Strings (2 Sets):

                    These are, in my opinion, a Great all around string for most music styles and have a fairly good life span. I started using the XL's quite a while back as I used 'OTHER' strings which were never available or soon became unavailable at a lot of different places I would play. I like consistancy and would sometimes have to use 'OTHER' brands which were okay but would seem to have different tensioning, etc. which would absolutely affect my tone and feel. The D'Addario XL's excelled in that they felt good, sounded good, are fairly easy on the frets and most of all, were and are available at almost any music store you may find yourself in around the country. And sometimes you never know when you are on tour when that time comes when you may need strings in a big way. The consistancy of them being readily available almost anywhere is a big factor to me because in those situations you can have the same strings that you AND your bass are most use to...To me thats sometimes a priceless asset! I use two basses most of the time, so splitting the workload between the two also give the strings a longer life all the way around as you are not playing one set of strings to death all the time. Great TONE till the Cow's Come Home, In my opinion anyway, but you know what they say about opinion's!!!

                    Comment on this review

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