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    D'Addario EXL170-5TP 5-String Bass Guitar Strings (2 Sets) D'Addario EXL170-5TP 5-String Bass Guitar Strings (2 Sets)
    D'Addario EXL170-5TP 5-String Bass Guitar Strings (2 Sets)

    EXL1705-5TP D'Addario's XL Nickel Round Wound series of electric bass guitar strings promote bright, true...

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    D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack
    D'Addario EXL170TP Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 2-Pack

    D'Addario EXL170: D'Addario's XL Nickel Round Wound series of electric bass guitar strings provide bright,...

    $23.31
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    D'Addario ECB81 XL Chromes Flatwound Bass Strings D'Addario ECB81 XL Chromes Flatwound Bass Strings
    D'Addario ECB81 XL Chromes Flatwound Bass Strings

    Easy on the fingers.

    $27.49
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    D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings
    D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings

    Smooth feel and great tone.

    $24.95
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    D'Addario EXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings D'Addario EXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings
    D'Addario EXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings

    D'Addario roundwound EXL160TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings have a nickel-plated steel wrap and produce...

    $23.03
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    D'Addario ETB92 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge Bass Strings D'Addario ETB92 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge Bass Strings
    D'Addario ETB92 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge Bass Strings

    Bass strings with a vintage tone and a smooth feel.

    $29.62
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    D'Addario EXL165TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings D'Addario EXL165TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings
    D'Addario EXL165TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings

    D'Addario roundwound EXL165TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings have a nickel-plated steel wrap and produce...

    $24.04
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    D'Addario NYXL45105 Gauge NPS Long-Scale Bass Strings D'Addario NYXL45105 Gauge NPS Long-Scale Bass Strings
    $29.99
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    D'Addario EXL220S XL Nickel Super Light Short Scale Electric Bass Strings D'Addario EXL220S XL Nickel Super Light Short Scale Electric Bass Strings
    $19.48
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    D'Addario ECB81-5 Chromes XL Flatwound Bass Strings - Light Gauge D'Addario ECB81-5 Chromes XL Flatwound Bass Strings - Light Gauge
    D'Addario ECB81-5 Chromes XL Flatwound Bass Strings - Light...

    D'Addario's ECB81-5 XL Chromes are easy on the fingers with their polished, smooth, flat windings. They...

    $34.90
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    D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings
    D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings

    D'Addario's ECB80 XL Chromes are easy on the fingers with their polished, smooth, flat windings. They deliver...

    $25.77
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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.

    $15.95
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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...

    $22.95
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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 surface...

    $24.99
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    D'Addario ETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound 5-String Bass Strings D'Addario ETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound 5-String Bass Strings
    $37.01
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    D'Addario EXL220-5 XL 5-String Bass Super Soft/Long String Set D'Addario EXL220-5 XL 5-String Bass Super Soft/Long String Set
    $24.99
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    D'Addario NYXL45130 Gauge NPS Long-Scale Bass Strings D'Addario NYXL45130 Gauge NPS Long-Scale Bass Strings
    $34.99
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    D'Addario ECB81M Chromes Flat Wound Electric Bass Strings Light Medium Scale D'Addario ECB81M Chromes Flat Wound Electric Bass Strings Light Medium Scale
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    D'Addario EXL220TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings D'Addario EXL220TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings
    D'Addario EXL220TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings

    Save by buying the twin pack!

    $27.83
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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/>

    $18.99
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    D'Addario ETB92 Black Nylon Tapewound Short Scale Bass Strings D'Addario ETB92 Black Nylon Tapewound Short Scale Bass Strings
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    D'Addario NYXL50105 Gauge NPS Long-Scale Bass Strings D'Addario NYXL50105 Gauge NPS Long-Scale Bass Strings
    $29.99
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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 ProSteels EPS170-5 Regular Light 5-String Bass Strings D'Addario ProSteels EPS170-5 Regular Light 5-String Bass Strings
    D'Addario ProSteels EPS170-5 Regular Light 5-String Bass...

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

    $21.99
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    D'Addario ENR72 Half Rounds Medium Bass Strings D'Addario ENR72 Half Rounds Medium Bass Strings
    D'Addario ENR72 Half Rounds Medium Bass Strings

    Gauges: .050-.070-.085-.105.<BR/><BR/>Wound with pure nickel, then precision ground, leaving the outer surface...

    $28.21
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    D'Addario EXL160 Gauge Nickel Wound Electric Bass Strings D'Addario EXL160 Gauge Nickel Wound Electric Bass Strings
    D'Addario EXL160 Gauge Nickel Wound Electric Bass Strings

    Wound with a nickel-plated steel known for its distinctive bright tone and excellent intonation.

    $14.36
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    D'Addario EXL165 XL Nickel Round Wound Soft/Regular Bass Strings D'Addario EXL165 XL Nickel Round Wound Soft/Regular Bass Strings
    D'Addario EXL165 XL Nickel Round Wound Soft/Regular Bass...

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

    $15.95
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    D'Addario EXL165-6 XL 6-String Bass Soft/Regular String Set D'Addario EXL165-6 XL 6-String Bass Soft/Regular String Set
    D'Addario EXL165-6 XL 6-String Bass Soft/Regular String Set

    Featuring soft tops and regular bottoms.

    $21.99
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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.

    $12.95
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    D'Addario EXL170-8 Nickel Wound Electric Bass 8 String Soft / Long D'Addario EXL170-8 Nickel Wound Electric Bass 8 String Soft / Long
    D'Addario EXL170-8 Nickel Wound Electric Bass 8 String Soft...

    These strings feature round-wound nickel-plated steel wrap wire for a bright sound without premature fret...

    $28.27
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    D'Addario EXL170-5 XL Nickel Round Wound 5-String Long Bass Strings D'Addario EXL170-5 XL Nickel Round Wound 5-String Long Bass Strings
    D'Addario EXL170-5 XL Nickel Round Wound 5-String Long Bass...

    These strings promote bright, true sound, and prevent premature fret wear.

    $21.95
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    D'Addario EXL170BT Balanced Tension Long Scale Electric Bass String Set (45-107) 2 Pack D'Addario EXL170BT Balanced Tension Long Scale Electric Bass String Set (45-107) 2 Pack
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    D'Addario ETB92M Medium Tapewound Bass Guitar Strings Medium Scale D'Addario ETB92M Medium Tapewound Bass Guitar Strings Medium Scale
    $30.39
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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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    D'Addario ProSteels EPS165 Light Top/Medium Bottom Long Scale Bass Strings D'Addario ProSteels EPS165 Light Top/Medium Bottom Long Scale Bass Strings
    D'Addario ProSteels EPS165 Light Top/Medium Bottom Long...

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

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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
    $14.99
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    D'Addario EPS165-5 Pro Steels Light Top/Medium Bottom Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings D'Addario EPS165-5 Pro Steels Light Top/Medium Bottom Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings
    D'Addario EPS165-5 Pro Steels Light Top/Medium Bottom Long...

    EPS165-5 Pro Steels Light Top/Medium Bottom Long Scale 5-String Bass Strings strings that deliver harmonically...

    $24.37
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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,...

    $15.96
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    D'Addario EXL160S XL Short Bass String Set D'Addario EXL160S XL Short Bass String Set
    D'Addario EXL160S XL Short Bass String Set

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

    $14.99
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    D'Addario EXL170S Light Nickel Wound Short Electric Bass Strings D'Addario EXL170S Light Nickel Wound Short Electric Bass Strings
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Strings aren't complicated things, but that doesn't mean that all strings are created equal. In fact, bassists are as particular about our strings as woodwind players are about their reeds. Subtle differences in gauge, materials and manufacturing methods can make a huge difference, giving two similar-looking sets a completely different sound from one another. Subjective as the choice is, there's no shortage of bassists who swear by D'Addario electric bass guitar strings. D'Addario is one of the best-respected string makers in the business, and their stellar reputation is no accident.

To figure out which of D'Addario's bass guitar strings you'd like to put on your instrument, the first step is probably going to be deciding on your preferred material. Nickel-wound strings are some of the most common, and they'll produce a classic tone that easily spans genres and eras from vintage to modern. If you're looking for a cleaner, crisper sound with outstanding durability, consider a set of steel strings. Or, for something completely different, try something like the ETB92 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge Bass Strings. These have a silky nylon outer layer that makes them smooth and buttery to the touch as well as being gentle on the fingerboard, a combination which makes them perfect for getting rich, upright bass-like tone on a fretless bass guitar.

On the subject of wrapping, another thing to keep in mind is whether you would prefer flatwound or roundwound strings. A lot of the difference here is in the feel: flats will be smoother, allowing your fingers to glide with less fret noise. Rounds have a rougher surface, but a more traditional feel. A final consideration is the gauge of the strings. While lighter gauges are easier to handle, heavier ones tend to make bolder sound. The trick here is to find the sweet spot: the balance that's great for you.

Strings may not be complicated things, but your preferences can be. And that's what it all comes down to - the right set of D'Addario strings for your electric bass guitar isn't something you can decide by numbers alone. It's the feel and sound you get once you've got them installed that will really tell you if they're the right ones. The one thing that can be said with confidence, though, is that the right strings are waiting for you here. It's simply up to you to find them.

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