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D'Addario ProSteels EPS170-5 Regular Light 5-String Bass Strings  

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Overview
  • G: .045" diameter; 41.9 lbs. tension
  • D: .065" diameter; 47.3 lbs. tension
  • A: .080" diameter; 40.5 lbs. tension
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $47.25
  • Your Savings:
    - $25.26
  • Your Price:
    $2199

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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: .045" diameter; 41.9 lbs. tension
  • D: .065" diameter; 47.3 lbs. tension
  • A: .080" diameter; 40.5 lbs. tension
  • E: .100" diameter; 34.4 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 EPS170-5 Regular Light 5-String Bass Strings
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Strings

If you like the bright tone of new strings and the deep bottom end then these are your new strings. They have a great tone throughout the sound spectrum with even tone and balance...Read complete review

If you like the bright tone of new strings and the deep bottom end then these are your new strings. They have a great tone throughout the sound spectrum with even tone and balance between the different strings, including the Low B string. They keep their super brightness for awhile and then mellow out to a bright tone. My last set of strings has lasted me 3 months, and my bass is due for a new set. This is with a lot of practices and live gigs with tons of sweat on them and a quick wipe down afterwards. I have found my permanent strings. Through my years of playing I have tried every string maker out there and D'Addario are my favorites due to their consistency between each set of strings, tone, price, and easy on the fingers while playing.I wish that I could get an endorsement from D'Addario.

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Not exactly what I was looking for...

I originally bought these strings so that I could get a brighter tone from my Ibanez SR505, but these strings were not what I wanted. The sound from these strings was very metallic and...Read complete review

I originally bought these strings so that I could get a brighter tone from my Ibanez SR505, but these strings were not what I wanted. The sound from these strings was very metallic and clunky, especically while slapping and popping, even tapping. They hold tune, but they just sound awful. I guess it's a matter of personal preference.

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5.0

Great Strings at a Great Price

By strato54

from Spartanburg, SC

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario ProSteels EPS170-5 Regular Light 5-String Bass Strings:

    Best strings I have ever used. Tone is superb and they last longer than any I've ever used, and I have used many different brands over the last 37 years.

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not exactly what I was looking for...

    By Spif the Mad Hatter

    from Fayetteville, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Tune
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Poor Tone Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario ProSteels EPS170-5 Regular Light 5-String Bass Strings:

      I originally bought these strings so that I could get a brighter tone from my Ibanez SR505, but these strings were not what I wanted. The sound from these strings was very metallic and clunky, especically while slapping and popping, even tapping. They hold tune, but they just sound awful. I guess it's a matter of personal preference.

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent strings from an excellent company

      By upIHg.OBE

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about D'Addario ProSteels EPS170-5 Regular Light 5-String Bass Strings:

      I wanted some strings to brighten up my ebony boarded fretless five string (a G&L L2500). These worked wonders. Not sure how long they last as I've just got them. But so far they are the perfect match for the bass.
      Great sound and I like the feel. A little rough but I sweat a lot and this helps with grip. The roughness seems to be common to stainless strings.
      I have used many brands over the years and have NEVER had an issue with D'Addario for multiple types of stringed instruments. Given a choice I will will always choose their brand. Plus they are made in the USA - something I care about.
      Reasonably priced, great tone, no issues

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Strings

      By Jim - Truth of Mars

      from Sac, Ca

      Comments about D'Addario ProSteels EPS170-5 Regular Light 5-String Bass Strings:

      If you like the bright tone of new strings and the deep bottom end then these are your new strings. They have a great tone throughout the sound spectrum with even tone and balance between the different strings, including the Low B string. They keep their super brightness for awhile and then mellow out to a bright tone. My last set of strings has lasted me 3 months, and my bass is due for a new set. This is with a lot of practices and live gigs with tons of sweat on them and a quick wipe down afterwards. I have found my permanent strings. Through my years of playing I have tried every string maker out there and D'Addario are my favorites due to their consistency between each set of strings, tone, price, and easy on the fingers while playing.I wish that I could get an endorsement from D'Addario.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      You want these.

      By ThorMcsexy

      from Georgia

      Comments about D'Addario ProSteels EPS170-5 Regular Light 5-String Bass Strings:

      I use the super long scale on my Ibanez BTB 305FM. It was the first change I made from the factory strings (Elixer?) and I couldn't be more satisfied. They last ages, they aren't rough on your fingers like most steel strings, and they're BRIGHT. Best strings I've ever used.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great strings, Great Company

      By (//)etal (//)ike Dawyd

      from wild north of ontario canada

      Comments about D'Addario ProSteels EPS170-5 Regular Light 5-String Bass Strings:

      The local store wouldn't refund my money for selling me the wrong set claiming they were long enough. D'Addario sent me free of charge a new set of super long prosteels to fit my long scale string thru. Low Prices, Great punchy powerful Sound, I also use them on my 4-strings tuned to C and B.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Chime for days... weeks... months, even

      Comments about D'Addario ProSteels EPS170-5 Regular Light 5-String Bass Strings:

      I'd been looking for my "dream" set of strings for years, and never quite coming across them until I had tried D'addario's ProSteel line. I was looking for a piano-like "chime" without sacrificing the low-end of my basses, and these were exactly what I'd been looking for. Not nearly as rough on your fingers as other stainless steel strings yet just enough to help toughen up your calluses, these are the perfect balance between super-slick coated strings and some of the earlier steel strings made that are bleed which are still on the market. If you're looking for strings that'll help you cut through the mix whether live or in the studio, help with finding the perfect slapping or tapping sound and yet still sounds like a *bass*, look no further. That they last longer than all the steel strings I've tried in my playing career is a extra bonus - it's always nice to put off changing strings. Just wipe them down, and you'll be set for months. Nothing else gets placed on my fretted basses than D'addario ProSteels.*Please note: These are "D'addario"s "Long Scale" size made for 34" bass and may-or-may-not fit your 35"-scale bass depending on the length from the nut to the tuners, if you string through-the-body or other reasons that extend the string length past the scale length (nut-to-bridge saddle distance). If you have a 35" scale bass or are unsure, purchase the EPS170-5SL "Super Long" Extended Length set.

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      5.0

      Wow...Just.....wow

      By TheVman

      from Tulsa, OK

      Comments about D'Addario ProSteels EPS170-5 Regular Light 5-String Bass Strings:

      I replaced the GHS strings that were on my Ibanez SR505 with these. The difference was a clear as night and day. These strings are the best strings that I've ever used. They have a very endearing quality to them. The Low B string does not have any buzz and is very clear and responsive. I dont think that I will put any other string on my bass. You need these strings the difference is clear.

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      5.0

      D'Addario Prosteels

      By fendermaniac-vzWZh

      from Adrian, MI

      Comments about D'Addario ProSteels EPS170-5 Regular Light 5-String Bass Strings:

      These strings are awesome! Super Bright, super punchy and last forever and a day. When I brought these strings, I'd thought they would be okay and maybe last atleast a month, becuase they were only 21.99 a set. But when I installed them on my bass, I was impressed right from the get go at how nice, articulate, and punchy they sounded, and it is going on 6 months and they still sound amazing. And I plan to continue using these strings, becuase D'Addario puts out a quality product and a very resonable price.

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      5.0

      Great Strings

      By The ripper-cHMC9

      from St. Louis, MO

      Comments about D'Addario ProSteels EPS170-5 Regular Light 5-String Bass Strings:

      I have had these stings on all the basses I have owned and they sound great on all basses. They have a very bright sound for jazz and funk but also have a great heavy sound for rock and metal.They hardly ever have to be tuned, except for mabey an eighth of a turn to make them perfect.They sound great when hammered and slaped. All I can say is to buy these strings for all your basses it will make them the best!

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