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Roundwound Bass Guitar Strings

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Bass Guitar
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    D'Addario EXL170-5SL Regular Light Nickel Wound Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings D'Addario EXL170-5SL Regular Light Nickel Wound Super Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings
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    D'Addario EXL170-6 Nickel Round Wound 6 String Long Bass Strings D'Addario EXL170-6 Nickel Round Wound 6 String Long Bass Strings
    D'Addario EXL170-6 Nickel Round Wound 6 String Long Bass...

    These strings are wound with nickel-plated steel, known for their distinctive bright tone, excellent...

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    Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings
    Rotosound FM66 Funk Master Bass Strings

    Because it's got to be funky.

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    D'Addario EXL280 XL Piccolo Bass Regular/Long String Set D'Addario EXL280 XL Piccolo Bass Regular/Long String Set
    D'Addario EXL280 XL Piccolo Bass Regular/Long String Set

    D'Addario roundwound EXL280 XL Piccolo Bass Guitar Strings have a nickel-plated steel wrap and produce bright,...

    $14.79
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    D'Addario ProSteels EPS170 Regular Light Long Scale Bass Strings D'Addario ProSteels EPS170 Regular Light Long Scale Bass Strings
    D'Addario ProSteels EPS170 Regular Light Long Scale Bass...

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

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    D'Addario ProSteels EPS170-6 Regular Light 6-String Bass Strings D'Addario ProSteels EPS170-6 Regular Light 6-String Bass Strings
    D'Addario ProSteels EPS170-6 Regular Light 6-String Bass...

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

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    DR Strings Lo Rider MH5-130 Medium Stainless Steel 5-String Bass Strings .130 Low B DR Strings Lo Rider MH5-130 Medium Stainless Steel 5-String Bass Strings .130 Low B
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    Ernie Ball 2838 Slinky Nickel Round Wound 6-String Electric Bass Strings Ernie Ball 2838 Slinky Nickel Round Wound 6-String Electric Bass Strings
    Ernie Ball 2838 Slinky Nickel Round Wound 6-String Electric...

    Go for the original with the slinky feel and the fat tone.

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    D'Addario ENR71 Half Rounds Light Bass Strings D'Addario ENR71 Half Rounds Light Bass Strings
    D'Addario ENR71 Half Rounds Light Bass Strings

    Gauges: .045-.065-.080-.100.<br /><br />Wound with pure nickel, then precision ground, leaving the outer...

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    GHS L3045 Bass Boomers Light String GHS L3045 Bass Boomers Light String
    GHS L3045 Bass Boomers Light String

    Plenty of power and brilliance. Extra core strength for less breakage.

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    D'Addario EXL220 XL Nickel Round Wound Super Light Bright Electric Bass Strings D'Addario EXL220 XL Nickel Round Wound Super Light Bright Electric Bass Strings
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    Ernie Ball 5-string Slinky Bass Strings Super Long Scale Ernie Ball 5-string Slinky Bass Strings Super Long Scale
    Ernie Ball 5-string Slinky Bass Strings Super Long Scale

    Gauges 45-65-85-105-130

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    GHS H3045 Heavy Gauge Bass Boomers Bass Strings GHS H3045 Heavy Gauge Bass Boomers Bass Strings
    GHS H3045 Heavy Gauge Bass Boomers Bass Strings

    GHS H3045 Heavy-Gauge Bass Boomers explode under your fingers, thumb, or pick with a thundering, powerful...

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    Ernie Ball 2831 Slinky Round Wound Power Bass Strings Ernie Ball 2831 Slinky Round Wound Power Bass Strings
    Ernie Ball 2831 Slinky Round Wound Power Bass Strings

    The list of endorsers for Ernie Ball Slinky bass strings reads like a who's who of modern rock bass. You can't...

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    Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings
    Rotosound BS66 Billy Sheehan Bass Strings

    You hear these strings playing with Steve Vai.

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    D'Addario EXL170 Nickel Wound Bright Round Wound Electric Bass Strings D'Addario EXL170 Nickel Wound Bright Round Wound Electric Bass Strings
    D'Addario EXL170 Nickel Wound Bright Round Wound Electric...

    These strings promote bright sound and prevent premature fret wear.

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    D'Addario EXL230 Heavy Long Bass Strings D'Addario EXL230 Heavy Long Bass Strings
    D'Addario EXL230 Heavy Long Bass Strings

    Excellent magnetic output and a surface that prevents premature fret wear.<br />

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    Ernie Ball 2733 Cobalt Hybrid Slinky Electric Bass Strings Ernie Ball 2733 Cobalt Hybrid Slinky Electric Bass Strings
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    DR Strings Sunbeams NMR-45 Medium 4-String Bass Strings DR Strings Sunbeams NMR-45 Medium 4-String Bass Strings
    DR Strings Sunbeams NMR-45 Medium 4-String Bass Strings

    Sunbeams bass strings are constructed with a round nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around a round core. This...

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    D'Addario EXL160-5 XL 5-String Bass Regular/Long String Set D'Addario EXL160-5 XL 5-String Bass Regular/Long String Set
    D'Addario EXL160-5 XL 5-String Bass Regular/Long String Set

    These 5-string bass strings provide brilliant tone and retain flexibility.

    $19.50
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It's common knowledge that your choice of string has a huge impact on the sound of your bass guitar. Different types of strings elicit different results, with certain ones being more ideal than others from one situation to the next. Roundwound strings are arguably the most common type of string found on bass guitars, and are a popular choice for performers of all different playing styles.

Roundwound strings are distinguished by their wire exterior that is wrapped around the string core, resulting in a slightly bumpy feel. These types of string are well known for their bright, punchy sound that you've no doubt heard throughout popular music over the years. While all roundwound strings share common characteristics, there is quite a variety to choose from, each with their own unique perks.

Simply put, the right strings for you will almost certainly come down to personal preference. If you're not sure where to begin your search, start with some of our best sellers such as the set of RS66LD Long Scale Swing 66 Bass Strings from Rotosound. These strings were a favorite of legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius. With their long scale and effortless playability, the RS66LD strings are ideal for your bass, whether you're jamming at home or playing up on the stage.

Another solid option available here is the set of EXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings from D'Addario. These strings are nickel-plated for an accurate sound and prevention of premature wear and tear. D'Addario strings are among the most respected in the music industry, so you know when you tune up your bass with these strings, it's sure to sound better than ever.

When searching for strings, your best bet is to try out a few different options until you find the ones that really suit your style. With plenty of types to mix and match, half the fun is exploring the different strings! When you find the roundwound strings that are right for you, you'll be happy to hear your playing come alive like never before.

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