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The D'Addario EXL165 XL Nickel Round Wound Soft/Regular Bass Strings provide a bright tone and improved intonation for bassists seeking premium-quality strings. Featuring nickel-plated steel wrap wire over a high-carbon steel core, these strings are designed for balanced tension and clear, punchy low end. The Regular Light Top/Medium Bottom 45-105 gauge set offers tight, responsive low strings complemented by flexible higher strings for comfortable playability across the fretboard. World-renowned as "The Player's Choice," D'Addario strings are trusted by bassists everywhere for their reliability and performance.

Nickel-Plated Steel Wrap for Distinctive Bright Tone

The EXL165 strings are wound with nickel-plated steel, which produces a characteristically bright tone with enhanced clarity and articulation. The nickel plating also helps reduce fret wear over the lifetime of the strings. This combination of materials and gauge sizes results in a balanced set that readily handles the demands of any genre while cutting through the mix with a clear, present tone.

High-Carbon Steel Core for Power and Projection

At the heart of the EXL165 strings is a high-carbon steel core, which provides a solid foundation for powerful, sustained notes with substantial projection. The hexagonal core's increased surface area also aids in transference of string vibrations to the bass body and pickups for a full, resonating tone. This robust core, combined with the nickel-plated steel wrap, gives bassists a set of strings designed to handle aggressive playing styles and the most rigorous gigging schedules.

Consistently Smooth Playability

As the world's largest manufacturer of musical instrument strings, D'Addario is renowned for producing expertly crafted, high-performance products. The EXL165 bass strings feature precision-engineered wrap and core materials for consistent quality in every set. Their ability to return to pitch accurately after bending and their resistance to breakage under stress result in strings that inspire confidence in players through consistently smooth playability and intonation.

Trusted Reputation and Value

For over 40 years, D'Addario has led the industry in string innovation and quality. The EXL165 set continues this tradition of excellence while providing exceptional value for bassists on any budget. Add in D'Addario's 100 percent satisfaction guarantee and these strings offer an unparalleled combination of tone, performance and dependability that has earned the brand the distinction of being the world's best-selling—and most trusted—string maker.

D'Addario EXL165 XL Nickel Round Wound Soft/Regular Bass Strings
D'Addario EXL165 XL Nickel Round Wound Soft/Regular Bass Strings
D'Addario EXL165 XL Nickel Round Wound Soft/Regular Bass Strings

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