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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 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 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (11)
  • Consistent (9)
  • Long life (8)
  • Well built / quality (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (7)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (6)

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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(2 of 4 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.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A GREAT ALL AROUND STRING

By Roger Strosky

from Phoenix, AZ

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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!!!

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good strings if you can play

By bp bassist

from bus

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

These strings are what I use, I play bass for a living for a well known country star. I also do studio work for many diffrent styles of music. The strings are good If you know how to play them. Don't expect any string to make you super man.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Band For The Buck

By Dan

from Grand Rapids, M.I.

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

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

    I've been using these strings for well over 10 years. You can't beat the 2 pack deal from Musician's Friend anywhere.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Rotosound Clones

    By Tsayvan

    from Farmerville, Louisiana

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    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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Strings

      By Tarek Eliwa

      from Egypt

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      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

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      metallic sweetness...

      By that guy-nQ9bh

      from CA

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

      I play light with a 1.9mm rounded triangle, and I use a lot of chords and pinch harmonic vibratos in my songs. awesome death squeals, lots of sustain, and despite having a light touch, great tonal depth. I can play with these for a month and still get a great recording sound. they're the best string deal I've ever found--for the price, they can't be beat. IMO, they're as good as those expensive elixers. don't waste your money; but these strings.

       
      5.0

      Classic D'Addario

      By LT from UK

      from San Antonio, TX.

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bass Guitar!

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

        Classic D'Addario, Smooth, warm sound, Consistent, no dead spots or strings. Tried many others, always come back to D'Addario.

         
        5.0

        Good Strings...

        By Nicky

        from Jackson, ca

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

        • no cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        I am a 5-string bassist...love the tone of the strings....

         
        5.0

        Why would you get anything else?

        By KY4LC

        from Madisonville, Ky

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        See all my reviews

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I have been a guitar player for about 51 years and a Bass player for about 40 years. I use different brands of guitar strings but when it comes to Bass Strings, I always buy D'Addario. They have great tone and last forever. I just bought a new 5 string Bass and the strings that came on it were lower quality, SO, I replaced them with a new set and buying two sets at once saves money too. Great deal AND I have a backup set.

             
            5.0

            Great striungs (!) & price can't be beat.

            By lakecityLloyd

            from Plattsburgh,NY

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong
            • Unbeatable value (price)

            Cons

            • None !

            Best Uses

            • All around
            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            Before working on,then retiring from a day gig,I was a pro musician. I am now,once again,a pro musician, albeit part-time.....Perfect !!

             
            5.0

            Buy again fo sho

            By Andy

            from Raleigh nc

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            Verified Buyer

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

            Great price to the door

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Its ok

            By NoeM

            from Anthony NM

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                C

                 
                5.0

                Great Strings and excelent price

                By Seba5150

                from Chile

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                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.

                   
                  5.0

                  Good Deal

                  By Jabo

                  from Knoxville, Tn

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  See all my reviews

                  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.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great deal!

                      By azbassist777

                      from Phoenix,AZ

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      See all my reviews

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                      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!

                         
                        5.0

                        Wonderful Bass Guitar Strings

                        By Silly Daddy

                        from San Antonio Texas

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        See all my reviews

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                        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.

                           
                          5.0

                          BEST DEAL EVER!

                          By JT

                          from Denver CO

                          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.

                               
                              4.0

                              I Miss The Slow Wounds

                              By That guy bove me is Great !

                              from Eastern, Pa

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

                              I just tried a set after playing D'Addario "Slow Wounds s", for the past three and a half years. Although my chops may not be as lighteneing fast or stellar chops like the professional above me, I gig about three times a week, and try to get a rehearsal in now and then. I just feel the tone dropped from these strings earlier than their departed cousins the slow wounds. "Bring Back the "Slow Wounds", Jim"

                               
                              4.0

                              Great Buy, Great Value, Great Sound

                              By Stoob

                              from Japan

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

                              I ordered these strings because I bought a bass off of someone and the strings he had on there were mottled black and covered in what looked like sauce from General Tso's chicken...needless to say, they sounded like baling twine.I put on a fresh set of these, along with setting up the tone and tightening all the screws and my bass plays like a dream. Although I think some of the more expensive strings might produce a better sound, these are GREAT and can stand up to my plucking for at least a month or so. Even if you're a pro that wears out strings every week, you still get two packs for MUCH less than some of those other over-hyped strings, so it's great value and you never have to worry about quality or consistency. I've never had bad D'addario strings on any guitar I've owned, bass or otherwise. Definitely recommended, at least for fellow hobby-level bassists.

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