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D'Addario Electric Bass Guitar Strings

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  1. Electric Bass Guitar Strings (116)

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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,...

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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 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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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    D'Addario ECB81-5SL Chromes Flat Wound 5-String Bass Soft SL Strings D'Addario ECB81-5SL Chromes Flat Wound 5-String Bass Soft SL Strings
    D'Addario ECB81-5SL Chromes Flat Wound 5-String Bass Soft...

    Won't tear up tender fingers; squeak-free.<br /><br />

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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
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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 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...

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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...

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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 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!

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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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    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 ETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound 5-String Bass Strings D'Addario ETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound 5-String Bass Strings
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    D'Addario ProSteels EPS170 Regular Light Long Scale Bass Strings D'Addario ProSteels EPS170 Regular Light Long Scale Bass Strings
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    D'Addario's brightest and most magnetic bass strings.

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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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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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