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D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack

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Gauges 45-65-80-100.D'Addario EXL170TP Bass Guitar Strings feature round-wound, nickel-plated steel wrap wire for bright, true sound without prematur...Click To Read More About This Product

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Great strings times two!

Gauges 45-65-80-100.

D'Addario EXL170TP Bass Guitar Strings feature round-wound, nickel-plated steel wrap wire for bright, true sound without premature fret wear.

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 guitar.


Get rid of those crusty old strings today, and BUY THIS TWIN-PACK!

SPECIFICATIONS
  • Gauges: .045, .065, .080, .100
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D'AddarioEXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack
 
4.6

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (20)
  • Consistent (16)
  • Long life (12)
  • Well built / quality (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Dig!

I just put these on a 32" scale Squier Telecaster bass (with a Lollar pup in it!). Mid to short scale basses can get some weird floppy tones with a .105 E...Read complete review

I just put these on a 32" scale Squier Telecaster bass (with a Lollar pup in it!). Mid to short scale basses can get some weird floppy tones with a .105 E string. I use .45 - .105's on my long scale bass and couldn't figure out how to get my short scale to sound right. These just did the trick. Direct to my Ampeg Micro-VR they sound quite descent and stomping on a Tech 21 VT-Bass pedal takes these to the moon! Bright highs (I scoop the mids) and punchy lows. I am getting those piano harmonics and they let my bass respond to the low end properly now. My E string sounds great! I'm sold on these .45 - .100's on this bass! I hope they last a while but at this price, I am scooping up more in advance.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Worst strings I've ever used.

I bought these strings because they're cheap, now I see why. When I got the strings I put them on and was disapointed right of the bat. These strings were bright, but it...Read complete review

I bought these strings because they're cheap, now I see why. When I got the strings I put them on and was disapointed right of the bat. These strings were bright, but it was that bad kind of bright where it had a very toneless clanking. Once broken in these strings sounded very bad, (That's the only way I can describe the tone). Then within about 1 WEEK, they died leaving behind a trail of dull, horrid, uneven tone. I'd skip these if I were you.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Strings

By Chris

from Mid-Atlantic

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Lively Sound
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

  • None Found

Best Uses

  • Modern Tones
  • Not As Good For Jazz

Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

Very bright sound, great modern sound for rock, jazz rock and slap. Great sustain too. Even across and up the neck. Excellent price!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great buy.

By kevin Taylor

from South Carolina

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

Ordered them the first time due to price. That was years ago. I loved them the 1st time I used them and have no intentions of changing. They last long, stay in tune, and sound great. Best bang for the buck in the business.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dig!

By Green Ranger

from California

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

    I just put these on a 32" scale Squier Telecaster bass (with a Lollar pup in it!). Mid to short scale basses can get some weird floppy tones with a .105 E string. I use .45 - .105's on my long scale bass and couldn't figure out how to get my short scale to sound right. These just did the trick. Direct to my Ampeg Micro-VR they sound quite descent and stomping on a Tech 21 VT-Bass pedal takes these to the moon! Bright highs (I scoop the mids) and punchy lows. I am getting those piano harmonics and they let my bass respond to the low end properly now. My E string sounds great! I'm sold on these .45 - .100's on this bass! I hope they last a while but at this price, I am scooping up more in advance.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My go to string!

    By JB

    from Campbell Hall NY

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

        Gig every weekend so the price and the reliability are important.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Strings, Great Price!

        By TwoRivers

        from New Mexico

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

          These are great strings for the price. The tone and life of the strings are certainly strong points. Where the strings lack a bit for me is in tension. They are a bit more "floppy" than some of the more expensive strings I have used. Overall, I'm sure I will buy them again at some point simply because of the quality you get for the price.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Quality String

          By justo

          from georgia

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          Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

          These strings are VERY bright.

           
          5.0

          I will buy this again and again!

          By Milkman from Dover

          from Dover, Ohio

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

            I use these strings on all my guitars.

             
            5.0

            My go-to strings!

            By ROB W.

            from Algonquin, IL

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

              I have been using these strings for over 30 years! I have used them for everything from recording albums & demos to gigs large and small. I believe these are a good part of why I get so many compliments on my tone! They can be bright if you want that or a minor adjustment of the tone knob and they can go to BOOM! I have a fairly aggressive playing style and they are easy on my fingers.

               
              4.0

              Good strings at a good price

              By None

              from New Hampshire

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

                I'm only a beginner/intermediate player, but I've tried 2 other brands (Fender and Ernie Ball) and i like these the best. Good tone, playability and price.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I buy Daddario EXL 170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2pk

                By Bassick Blue

                from Mililani, HI

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Long Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

                    My luthier put Daddario EXL170TP Round Wound strings on one of my basses. I liked the tone so I put them on all my basses.

                     
                    1.0

                    EXL170TP

                    By Vinny Boombatz

                    from NYC

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Poor Tone Quality

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

                        Not fun to play

                         
                        5.0

                        This is my brand

                        By Wally

                        from SW Washington

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                        See all my reviews

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • affordable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

                            This is my brand, I like to have fresh strings so I buy inexpensive. I also like the two-pack. Put a set on, and have a set for back up.

                             
                            5.0

                            Happy days

                            By Andy

                            from Raleigh nc

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

                            Great price to my door

                             
                            5.0

                            For anyone seeking a full range tone from their bass.

                            By John Paul Entwhistle

                            from Alton, Il.

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            See all my reviews

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts

                              Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

                              Great full and punchy tone.

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              strings

                              By bart

                              from us

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Tone

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

                                  good sound with these strings

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Buy these!

                                  By Johnny

                                  from Old Bridge, NJ

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Good Tone

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

                                    Love all products by D'Addario..have been using their wonderful guitar strings forever!

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Never disappointed

                                    By Hpete

                                    from Nemo

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                                    See all my reviews

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Long Life

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

                                        The strings they replaced (also D'Aderrio's) at least 12 years old. Kind of bright tone right now but they'll mellow out soon enough.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great sounding and stay intune well.

                                        By You can't have too many guitars!

                                        from Manhattan, Kansas

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        See all my reviews

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent
                                        • Good Tone
                                        • Long Life

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Backup
                                          • Concerts
                                          • Practicing

                                          Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

                                          These are quality strings. D'Addario is one of my favorite strings for Bass, electric and Acoustic guitar.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          THIS BRAND ALWAYS PERFORMS WELL FOR ME

                                          By NICKLEFRET

                                          from NH

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                                          Pros

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

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Backup
                                            • Concerts
                                            • Practicing
                                            • Stage Worthy

                                            Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

                                            GOOD STUFF ,,,I USE D'Addario ON ALL MY AXES

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            great product

                                            By theotis

                                            from cherokee ks

                                            About Me Professional Musician

                                            See all my reviews

                                            Ask me a question

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent
                                            • Good Tone
                                            • Long Life
                                            • Strong

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Backup
                                              • Concerts
                                              • Practicing

                                              Comments about D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack:

                                              I've been using these for awhile now no complaints they last A good long time sounds real good on my USA custom P-Bass for the price you can't beet them.

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