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D'Addario EXL165 Nickel Wound Electric Bass Strings Long Scale 45-105

D'Addario EXL165 Nickel Wound Electric Bass Strings Long Scale 45-105

D'Addario EXL165 Nickel Wound Electric Bass Strings: Hybrid Precision

The D'Addario EXL165 Nickel Wound Electric Bass Strings set combines the best of both worlds with its innovative hybrid gauge. Merging the high strings from the EXL170 (.45 and .60) with the low strings from the EXL160 (.85 and .105), the EXL165 is crafted for players who demand versatile tone and comfortable playability. Optimal for those who prefer a mix of easy playing tension with bright, articulate highs and powerful, tight lows, this set is an excellent choice for bassists looking to maximize their performance across a variety of genres. Tailored for long scale basses up to 36 1/4 inches, these strings ensure your bass sounds its best every time you plug in.

World-Class Quality and Tone

Renowned globally as "The Player's Choice," D'Addario's XL Nickel Wound Electric Bass strings are a favorite among bass players of all styles and genres. The EXL165 strings are precision wound on D'Addario’s exclusive digitally-controlled machines, guaranteeing exceptional intonation, crystal clear fundamentals, and consistent performance. The nickelplated steel wrap wire enhances their distinctive bright tone while providing excellent magnetic output, delivering a sound that is universally appealing and adaptable to any playing style.

Engineered for Distinctive Sound

The unique hybrid gauge of the EXL165 strings offers a balanced blend of tonal qualities, combining bright, vibrant highs with deep, resonant lows. Round wound with nickelplated steel, these strings provide a sound that is both bright and focused, with enough punch to stand out in the mix. Whether you're laying down smooth jazz lines or rocking out heavy riffs, these strings maintain their clarity and power, giving you the confidence to express yourself fully.

American Made, Globally Played

Manufactured in the USA with the highest standards of quality and performance, the EXL165 strings reflect D'Addario's commitment to providing musicians with the most reliable and robust strings possible. Built to withstand the demands of frequent playing, these strings are designed to last and keep sounding great, session after session.


  • String Type: Hybrid round wound
  • Material: Nickelplated steel
  • String Gauges: .045, .065, .085, .105
  • Scale Length: Fits long scale basses up to 36 1/4 inches
  • Made in: USA
  • Packaging: Environmentally friendly, corrosion-resistant packaging to ensure freshness