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D'Addario EXL220S XL Nickel Super Light Short Scale Electric Bass Strings  

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D'Addario XL Electric Bass Strings are world-renowned as "The Player's Choice" among bass players of all genres and styles. Like all XL strings, EXL2...Read More

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D'Addario XL Electric Bass Strings are world-renowned as "The Player's Choice" among bass players of all genres and styles. Like all XL strings, EXL220S Super Light Short Scale Nickel strings are precision wound on D'Addario's exclusive computer-controlled machines, ensuring each string has excellent intonation, clear fundamentals, and unparalleled consistency. The nickel-plated steel wrap wire is known for its distinctive bright tone and excellent intonation and delivers a universally appealing tone for all playing styles.


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EXL220S XL Nickel Super Light Short Scale Electric Bass Strings

  • Gauges: 40, 60, 75, 95
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D'AddarioEXL220S XL Nickel Super Light Short Scale Electric Bass Strings
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (3)
    • Practicing (3)

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    By Section Ate

    from Oregon

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Brighter Color To Indent

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario EXL220S XL Nickel Super Light Short Scale Electric Bass Strings:

    Best strings for short scale basses, in my opinion.

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    5.0

    would buy all the time

    By JEF

    from Cape Cod

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario EXL220S XL Nickel Super Light Short Scale Electric Bass Strings:

      good strings should purchased again

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My favorite short scale string set.

      By Tubehed

      from Westminster, CA

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario EXL220S XL Nickel Super Light Short Scale Electric Bass Strings:

          These are my go-to strings for short scale basses. If you use roundwound's, you can't go wrong with these! Long lasting, good tone and great price.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice and bright strings!

          By crsrs31

          from San Tan Valley, AZ

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario EXL220S XL Nickel Super Light Short Scale Electric Bass Strings:

            These Electric Bass strings were used on my Hofner electric bass. They have great sound, and stay in tune nicely.

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            3.0

            Way too bright...

            By Paul-2P5z9

            from San Diego

            Comments about D'Addario EXL220S XL Nickel Super Light Short Scale Electric Bass Strings:

            I bought these for a Fender Musicmaster Bass. Normally, I'm a big D'Addario fanboy since I love their guitar strings. However, these strings are quite terrible for my tastes and make my short scale basses sound lifeless. I did a direct comparison with the Fender 5250XL strings on my Bronco Bass and there was no comparison. The Fender had a great tone, getting a great full sound with a pick, whereas these EXL220S, they sound OK fingerstyle, but terrible picked, unless you roll the tone. I'm someone who likes a bass to sound good with the tone all the way up, so these just don't cut it for me. Well made strings, though.

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