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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
 
4.4

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Consistent (6)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Practicing (5)
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5.0

Cool Strings !!

By DENISE

from undisclosed

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

Just great for my Bronco Bass, love them, and a great price ! Thanks for a good product !

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2.0

Didn't work on this short scale bass.

By Paul

from undisclosed

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

I used these on a short scale Beatle bass. The tapered part of the 5th and 6th string ends in the middle of the 1st fret. not good. When they advertise these short scale strings they need to include dimensions from the bridge to the nut. This isn't the first time I've had trouble with this. Be careful when buying strings for short scale basses. The manufacturers could do a much better job on this. A couple more printed numbers and words could avoid this problem.

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5.0

Great quality strings!

By Planetmark

from Pennsylvania

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    Josh assisted me with my order. Very helpful and polite. I would ask for him the next time I order!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing strings

    By Planetmark

    from Pennsylvania

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

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

      I have these on my '73 Hofner. They're a comfortable string due to the extra light gauge plus the tone is amazing. I will deffinately get these again.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I would buy this product again

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      By eastern Oregon guy

      from LaGrande Or.

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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 none

      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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        5.0

        My favorite short scale string set.

        By Tubehed

        from Westminster, CA

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        • 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

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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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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Way too bright...

              By honeyiscool

              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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