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D'Addario ProSteels EPS160 Medium Gauge Long Scale Bass Strings  

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Get the most out of your bass! ProSteels are made from a specialized stainless steel alloy that delivers harmonically rich, brilliant high-end and de...Read More

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D'Addario's brightest and most magnetic bass strings.

Get the most out of your bass! ProSteels are made from a specialized stainless steel alloy that delivers harmonically rich, brilliant high-end and deep, focused bottom. These strings excel at delivering the ringing piano-like tone that many bass players crave. Each wrap is precisely wound onto a hex core using D'Addario's exclusive computer-controlled machines, which monitor and control wrap speed and tension with extreme precision. The result is a set of strings with precise intonation and unparalleled consistency gig after gig.

FEATURES
  • G: .050" diameter; 49.0 lbs. tension
  • D: .070" diameter; 56.1 lbs. tension
  • A: .085" diameter; 44.9 lbs. tension

Powerful stainless steel tone to drive your pickups and deliver a powerful, pure, and punchy bass signal. Order today.

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D'AddarioProSteels EPS160 Medium Gauge Long Scale Bass Strings
 
4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

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67%

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        4.0

        Good strings for the price

        By CaseFullofBass

        from Saint Paul, MN

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Feel good on the fingers
        • Good Tone
        • Sound Good

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            Comments about D'Addario ProSteels EPS160 Medium Gauge Long Scale Bass Strings:

            I've heard people say that stainless steel strings feel rougher on the fingers than nickel wounds. That isn't the case with these. They are nice and smooth. Tone is good. I get a little bit of that "piano string" tone that stainless strings are known for. That's not a problem for me. I like that the strings are wound all the way to the end instead of terminating in fabric. Haven't had them long enough to know how long they last.

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            2.0

            Not for me, no tone, too rough and noisy

            By Carmadillo

            from Fort Worth, Tx

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Consistent
              • Poor Tone Quality
              • Very Rough - Noisy

              Best Uses

              • Experimentation

              Comments about D'Addario ProSteels EPS160 Medium Gauge Long Scale Bass Strings:

              I have an Epiphone Thunderbird bass. I read that the PROSTEEL strings had a brighter tone than Nickel plated strings while preserving the bottom and mid. I was disappointed. I could feel the sound, but could not hear the sound. There was very little tone. I tried both pickups at varying levels. It reminds me of removing all the middle with an equalizer. The noise and roughness of the strings prevented playing with touch and harmony during soft song passages. These may be OK for banging with a pick but not playing with touch. I will go back to my Fender 7150 and 7250 strings.

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              5.0

              Articulate

              By Truck

              from Ann Arbor Michigan

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              • Good Tone

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                  Comments about D'Addario ProSteels EPS160 Medium Gauge Long Scale Bass Strings:

                  As with others here, I keep coming back to these. I like to try others and many others have their own vibe that is very nice for some applications. These will respond most readily to your fingers. Good vibrato on a fretted instrument. Pluck, roll, feather, move from bottom of the fingerboard to the bridge and these strings will respond. An amazing pallet of tones right from the fingers. They are very "round wound" so some sliding techniques can be a trick. Expect your fingers to have calous like a foot. Great tension and will start and stop on a dime. Wonderfull ringing highs both cutting and sweet. Beautiful harmonics.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The best at any price.

                  By Pickbass

                  from St. Louis

                  Comments about D'Addario ProSteels EPS160 Medium Gauge Long Scale Bass Strings:

                  After trying tons of strings over the years I've come to rely on these as my string of choice. I've tried pretty much everything out there some at twice the cost and these are simply the best. They are bright with great definition with a solid tight low end. They have a nice growl when pushed a bit and an aggressive roar when really being pushed hard. Plus don't just die after one long hard gig. I really couldn't ask for a better string.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best strings for the money

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about D'Addario ProSteels EPS160 Medium Gauge Long Scale Bass Strings:

                  I started playing 20 years ago using these strings. I've tried many others throught the years and hav always come back to these. They simply are the best.

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  um,... AMAZING

                  By Anonymous

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about D'Addario ProSteels EPS160 Medium Gauge Long Scale Bass Strings:

                  These strings are amazing. I love the feel, and the tone is exactly what I was looking for.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Strings!

                  By Chuck Warr

                  from Stagecoach, NV

                  Comments about D'Addario ProSteels EPS160 Medium Gauge Long Scale Bass Strings:

                  These strings are awesome! The tone is consistant from low to high. The growly piano tone is there and they are a pleasure to play. I am an experienced bass player and I have tried many different brands. I truly feel these are among the best sounding strings I've ever purchased. If you like to rock, buy some!

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wow!

                  By BassOfHearts

                  from Cedar City, UT

                  Comments about D'Addario ProSteels EPS160 Medium Gauge Long Scale Bass Strings:

                  Over the last few months I had been trying out a lot of different strings on my bass, until I stumbled across these. These strings were great, and complemented the tone of my instrument perfectly (a Mat Tobias). They are punchy and bright, without sacrificing any of the beef and body I need. These have helped me create a wonderful and unique sound that I use in everything from old school jazz to metal.

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