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D'Addario EXL170-6 Nickel Round Wound 6 String Long Bass Strings   

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Gauges 32-45-65-80-100-130.D'Addario EXL170-6 XL Long 6-String Bass Strings are wound with nickel-plated steel, known for its distinctive bright tone...Click To Read More About This Product

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Great tone and playability!

Gauges 32-45-65-80-100-130.

D'Addario EXL170-6 XL Long 6-String Bass Strings are wound with nickel-plated steel, known for its distinctive bright tone, excellent intonation and reduced fret wear. World-renowned as "The Player's Choice" among bass players of all genres and styles.

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 bass strings that's right for you.

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D'AddarioEXL170-6 Nickel Round Wound 6 String Long Bass Strings
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Back-up (3)
  • Concerts (3)
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5.0

I will never stop buying these, they feel so good to play

By Justin

from Cherry hill, new jersey

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario EXL170-6 Nickel Round Wound 6 String Long Bass Strings:

    I put the strings through alot of tention, play, and bend and they still feel new for months

     
    5.0

    Great product! I use D'Addario pretty much exclusively!

    By Nightman

    from Atlanta, GA

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EXL170-6 Nickel Round Wound 6 String Long Bass Strings:

      Except for my basses that sound better with steel strings I use the EXL170 Nickel Round Wound strings. They are GREAT!

       
      4.0

      First impressions

      By Preston

      from Santa Clarita, CA

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario EXL170-6 Nickel Round Wound 6 String Long Bass Strings:

        The strings arrived today and I wasted no time getting them on my bass. I was replacing old strings of an unknown origin that were on this bass when I acquired it four days ago. The old strings were a lighter gauge and when I put the new ones on I had to adjust the truss rod (which is no big deal and to be expected anyway.)

        After a couple hours of playing my right hand finger tips were really feeling it. Not painful, just unpleasant to me. The tone of the nickel, as advertised, was bright and crisp and brought extra clarity to the B string.

        I wonder if it's the nickel that makes the strings feel hard and abrasive. I've been playing for 50 years so my fingers are used to what a bass string feels like.I don't think I have nickel strings on any other of my basses. I play 5 hours almost every day on multiple basses and none of them feel like these nickel.

        I need to play these some more before I decided whether I like them or not. Sound-wise I like them but on comfort-wise the jury is still out. I hope I end up loving them

         
        5.0

        To me, the best strings available.

        By JustinBleeber

        from Michigan

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Any gig
          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario EXL170-6 Nickel Round Wound 6 String Long Bass Strings:

          I only use D'Addario, bass and guitar both. I am completely satisfied with them in all aspects.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          EXCELLENT ON A FRETLESS

          By N

          from Menomonie WI

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          Comments about D'Addario EXL170-6 Nickel Round Wound 6 String Long Bass Strings:

          These sound and feel excellent on my Fender 6 string. I purchased med-light , downsized from the standard medium strings. For my taste, the lighter strings were a good choice.
          I purchased a separate B string, went down to a .125 guage, which I am happy with. However, I have consistently had issues with the B string being slightly quieter than the other strings. These are better than the DR strings I had (.130 B), but not as consistent (even) as the Fender set.
          I'll stick with these as they are the only available nickel plated in this lighter guage. I really like the high C .032, slightly thicker than most sets (.030), so not as twangy.
          I use Fender pure nickel on my fretless 4 string, sure would like to try pure nickel on this 6.
          They were all plenty long for through-body stringing on my 34" scale Fender.
          Feel very nice & soft. No complaints.
          at the average cost per string, it's a good value.

          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Not long enough?

          By Silverdragon-4XHUC

          from Greer, SC

          Comments about D'Addario EXL170-6 Nickel Round Wound 6 String Long Bass Strings:

          So i got these for christmas and tried them on my Rogue 6-string. I was happy with the tone and it sounded great. But the B and E string were too short. The strings as a whole were long enough, but the bottom two got thin too early. Im not sure what to buy if u have my problem. Dont buy if u own my bass.

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