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D'Addario EXL170 Nickel Wound Electric Bass Strings - Long Scale 45-100

D'Addario EXL170 Nickel Wound Electric Bass Strings - Long Scale 45-100

D'Addario EXL170 Nickel Wound Electric Bass Strings: The Industry Standard

The D'Addario EXL170 Nickel Wound Electric Bass Strings set stands as the best-selling bass set within D'Addario's roster, and for good reason. Designed to be the gold standard for electric basses, the EXL170 offers an optimal balance of bright, booming tone and a comfortable feel, making it the most versatile and universally appealing set for all playing styles. Suitable for long scale basses with a string scale length of up to 36 1/4 inches, these strings cater to a wide range of musical demands and styles, ensuring your bass delivers top-notch performance in any setting.

Renowned "The Player's Choice" Strings

Globally recognized as "The Player's Choice" among bass players from all genres, D'Addario's XL Nickel Wound Electric Bass strings epitomize precision and quality. Each string is precision wound on exclusive digitally-controlled machinery, which guarantees each string exhibits excellent intonation, clear fundamentals, and consistent quality. The nickelplated steel wrap wire not only offers a distinctive bright tone but also produces excellent magnetic output, making these strings a top pick for both amateur and professional bassists.

Superior Tone and Playability

The EXL170 set is round wound with nickel plated steel, providing a sound that's both bright and clear with fundamental tones that resonate through any mix. These strings are engineered to enhance your bass's natural sound, delivering a tone that can pivot from clean and smooth to gritty and aggressive without losing clarity or depth. This adaptability makes the EXL170 ideal for a variety of genres and playing techniques, from jazz to rock and everything in between.

American Craftsmanship

Proudly made in the USA, the EXL170 strings are the product of high-quality materials and meticulous craftsmanship. This commitment to quality ensures that each set of strings meets the highest standards of performance and durability, capable of withstanding the demands of rigorous playing schedules while consistently delivering excellent sound.


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