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D'Addario's EXL160 Nickel Wound electric bass strings provide bassists with a balanced tone and extended lifespan. With gauges ranging from .050 to .105, these roundwound bass strings are constructed with nickel-plated steel wrap wire surrounding a hexagonal nickel-plated steel core wire. The combination of materials produces a crisp, bright tone with punchy lows, clear mids and singing highs—perfect for any musical style.

Nickel-Plated Steel Provides Optimal Tone and Durability

The nickel-plated steel used in the EXL160 strings allows for a balanced, versatile tone that sits well in any mix. The nickel plating also helps prevent corrosion, allowing these strings to last up to four times longer than ordinary strings. For bassists seeking premium tone and maximum value, the EXL160 strings are an ideal choice.

Precision-Wound for Consistent Performance

D'Addario employs state-of-the-art computerized winding equipment to precisely wrap each string. The result is a consistent wrap pattern and tension for strings that intonate accurately, produce even tone and have a smooth, comfortable feel. With gauges from .050 to .105, the EXL160 set accommodates 4-string basses with scale lengths up to 36".

Built to Last

Like all D'Addario strings, the EXL160 sets are engineered for maximum life. The string cores and wrap wire are precisely drawn to tight tolerances, then wound using D'Addario's advanced computer-controlled winding technology. The result is a string that intonates accurately, produces even tone and has a smooth, comfortable feel throughout its extended lifespan.

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