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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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

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  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (3)
  • Concerts (3)
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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Way too bright...

By honeyiscool

from San Diego

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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.

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would buy this product again

    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.

    (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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    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

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        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.

        (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.

           
          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 !

           
          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!

             
            5.0

            would buy all the time

            By none

            from Cape Cod

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

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              • 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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