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D'Addario EXL170-5 Nickel Wound 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Strings - Long Scale 45-130

D'Addario EXL170-5 Nickel Wound 5-String Electric Bass Guitar Strings - Long Scale 45-130

D'Addario EXL170-5 Nickel Wound Electric Bass Guitar Strings: Broaden Your Range

The D'Addario EXL170-5 Nickel Wound Electric 5-String Bass Strings set expands upon the best-selling characteristics of the standard EXL170 set by including a low .130 B string, enhancing both the range and depth of your bass guitar. This set is crafted to deliver the ideal combination of bright, resonant highs and deep, tight lows, making it a top choice for players across all genres. Tailored for long scale basses with a string scale length of up to 36 1/4 inches, the EXL170-5 provides a universally appealing set that suits a variety of playing styles and musical applications.

Celebrated "The Player's Choice" Strings

Known globally as "The Player's Choice," D'Addario's XL Nickel Wound Electric Bass strings are favored by bassists for their exceptional quality and performance. Each string in the EXL170-5 set is precision wound on D'Addario’s exclusive digitally-controlled machines, ensuring superb intonation, clear fundamentals, and consistent reliability. The nickelplated steel wrap wire not only boosts their bright tonal character but also enhances magnetic output, offering a versatile tone that adapts seamlessly to both studio sessions and live performances.

Enhanced Tonality with Five Strings

Adding a fifth string with the .130 gauge allows bassists to explore new depths and extended harmonic possibilities. The round wound nickelplated steel construction gives these strings a distinctive bright tone that highlights clear fundamentals, perfect for cutting through a dense mix without losing the warmth of the lower frequencies. Whether you’re grooving to jazz, thumping through rock, or laying down funk lines, the EXL170-5 strings ensure every note is articulate and full-bodied.

Manufactured for Superior Performance

Produced in the USA, the EXL170-5 strings embody D'Addario's commitment to quality and durability. Designed to meet the needs of demanding musicians, these strings maintain their tone and feel even through lengthy playing sessions and frequent gigs, making them a reliable choice for serious bass players.


  • String Type: Round wound
  • Material: Nickel plated steel
  • String Gauges: .045, .065, .080, .100, .130
  • Scale Length: Fits long scale basses up to 36 1/4 inches
  • Made in: USA
  • Packaging: Environmentally friendly, corrosion-resistant packaging to ensure freshness