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D'Addario EXPPBB170 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings  

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Special coating extends string life dramatically!

Gauges: .045 .065 .080 .100.

D'Addario EXPPBB170 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings employ a genuine phosphor bronze alloy that retains flexibility as well as brilliant tone for many hours of hard play.

Computer-controlled wrapping around a hex core ensures consistency and extends life.

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 that's right for you.


They retain their brilliance long after similar bronze and brass alloy strings go dead. Don't wait for catastrophe, order several sets today.

 
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D'AddarioEXPPBB170 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings
 
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5.0

Great Coated Acoustic Bass Strings

By Paparay24

from Foley, AL

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

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    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario EXPPBB170 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings:

    These are the original issue strings for all Breedlove acoustic basses, and they really sound and feel great on my Breedlove BJ350/SMe4. I'm impressed with the clear, even response from each string. The last set I had on for about six months and they still sounded fine. Great value, high quality, long lasting acoustic bass strings.

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    dull and flat

    By roofie

    from Tucson, AZ

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    • Easy on the fingers

    Cons

    • Dull Flat Stale

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      Comments about D'Addario EXPPBB170 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings:

      how dull, flat, stale and unprofitable seem to me the uses of these strings (to partially quote the bard). I'm taking them off and putting regular steel wound back on. the polished coated jobs have no zing, no balls. if you're interested in longevity and ease of playing, ok, but music is much more than that.

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      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

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      Comments about D'Addario EXPPBB170 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings:

      There seem to be two schools of thought regarding acoustic bass guitars: the first is of players that dislike the tone of Phosphor Bronze strings on metal frets and go out of their way to move away from that sound, using Tapewound or Flatwound strings to bring out a more "Upright Bass" tone and trading off the natural volume that their acoustic bass has for an almost "metallic-free" tone.The second, to which I subscribe, see the instrument as exactly how it is named: an *Acoustic Bass Guitar* and both play as well as have it sound as such. We realize that an acoustic bass is naturally far closer to an acoustic guitar then it is an Upright Bass and see them, play them as well as string them up as "Big Brothers" to acoustic guitars, using Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings that bring out both the low-end as well as the "acousticness" that an acoustic bass guitar brings to the table. The positive aspects that D'Addario EXPPBB170 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings have are major ones. Firstly, D'Addario's EXP coated strings easily extends the life of phosphor bronze strings 2-to-3 times the life of standard uncoated phosphor bronze strings. If you're a player that has an allergic reaction to bronze, or one that produces acidic sweat that can "deaden" typical strings, the coating on the strings allow you to play acoustic strings without harm to yourself or wasting money on strings that you'll deaden within a day or two. Also, because of the coating on the strings there's a slight "slickness" to the string that's not an unpleasant feeling underneath the finger. But importantly, D'Addario only coats the "wrap" of the string (the metal our fingers touch that's wrapped around the "core" of the string and *not* the entire string after it's done being made). Because of this method of manufacturing opposed to another brand's coated strings they still ring out very much like non-coated strings and not as if they were "dipped in plastic". The positive aspect of the coating is that it dampens the high-end slightly, which actually addresses what players from the aforementioned "First School of Thought" find a negative - the brightness of phosphor bronze string on metal fret. The EXP coating naturally brings down the brightness just enough while still keeping the feeling of playing an "acoustic bass guitar" to a near-perfect amount.As a bassist who very much considers himself an "Acoustic Bass Guitar" player, D'Addario Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings are EXACTLY what I imagined my Taylor AB-2 Acoustic Bass (a low-production, high-end bass made by legendary builder Taylor Guitars for a short amount of time from the late 1990s to early '00s) sounding like both live and in the studio. If they became unavailable I'd likely use the non-coated version of the string, but imagine I wouldn't be nearly as happy with it.

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      5.0

      Great strings!

      By Jason-hahx_

      from Atlanta, GA

      Comments about D'Addario EXPPBB170 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings:

      I put these on my Michael Kelly Club Custom acoustic bass a month ago, and it sounds better than when I first played the bass in the store! Very bright sound-- you can hear it over an acoustic guitar-- great for slapping or just regualr playing. Picks also sound good with these strings. D'addario (as a stringmaking family) has been around since the late 17th century, so these guys definitely know how to craft some awesome strings.

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