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D'Addario ProSteels EPS165 Light Top/Medium Bottom Long Scale Bass Strings
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D'Addario's brightest and most magnetic bass strings.

Get the most out of your bass! ProSteels are made from a specialized stainless steel alloy that delivers harmonically rich, brilliant high-end and deep, focused bottom. These strings excel at delivering the ringing piano-like tone that many bass players crave. Each wrap is precisely wound onto a hex core using D'Addario's exclusive computer-controlled machines, which monitor and control wrap speed and tension with extreme precision. The result is a set of strings with precise intonation and unparalleled consistency gig after gig.

D'Addario ProSteels EPS165 Light Top/Medium Bottom Long Scale Bass Strings Features:

  • G: .045" diameter; 41.9 lbs. tension
    D: .065" diameter; 47.3 lbs. tension
    A: .085" diameter; 44.9 lbs. tension
    E: .105" diameter; 37.3 lbs. tension

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  • For serious TONE!!!

    As reviewed by Blue+Pinup=CustomShop on 10/3/2006

    By far the best Strings for a Rock bassist. On my Active Jazz Deluxe I get great tone, note separation, awesome sustain, and the perfect balance. These strings are a little hard on the frets, but they are stainless, so that's the price you pay. My band has a song with a classical intro and i get a great piano tone from these strings, and when we turn up the heat and get heavy.....couldn't ask for anything better.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • Chime for days... weeks... months, even

    As reviewed by Ian Perge on 1/3/2007

    I'd been looking for my "dream" set of strings for years, and never quite coming across them until I had tried D'addario's ProSteel line. I was looking for a piano-like "chime" without sacrificing the low-end of my basses, and these were exactly what I'd been looking for. Not nearly as rough on your fingers as other stainless steel strings yet just enough to help toughen up your calluses, these are the perfect balance between super-slick coated strings and some of the earlier steel strings made that are still on the market. The .105 E-string is also great for downtuning to D while still maintaining a solid string tension and tone - D-tuner users look no further for your choice of string. If you're looking for strings that'll help you cut through the mix whether live or in the studio, help with finding the perfect slapping or tapping sound and yet still sounds like a *bass*, look no further. That they last longer than all the steel strings I've tried in my playing career is a extra bonus - it's always nice to put off changing strings. Just wipe them down, and you'll be set for months. Nothing else gets placed on my fretted basses than D'addario ProSteels.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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  • Yuck

    As reviewed by Zymurgy on 1/3/2008

    I must say I HATE these strings. They looked and felt old right out of the box. They have the tacky feel to my fingers of oxidized aluminum. I have an Ibanez that has 20 year old strings. These felt, looked and sounded exactly the same. I have no idea why they say "super bright" on the box, they are dull and lifeless. And this is after I just installed an Audere preamp module on my 2004 Fender Jazz bass. This is not a knock on D'Addario because I love their strings. I have them on my Fender 50's reissue Tele, '82 Lead III and '91 Strat, plus my Gretsch White Falcon, Deering Golden Era banjo and my Martin D16. I had the D'Addario EXL 170's on my bass before and loved them. I wanted to go to a .105 E but still keep the light top. Reviews mentioned the "piano like tone", that's what I like and why I tried them. If people like these strings, more power to 'em but I hated them. Going back to the EXL's.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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