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The D'Addario EXL170-5 XL Nickel Round Wound 5-String Long Bass Strings are engineered to deliver rich, articulate tone with reduced finger noise. Made in the USA to D'Addario's strict quality standards, these long scale strings are precision wound with nickel-plated steel onto a high-carbon steel core for a perfect balance of flexibility and magnetic output. The nickel-plated winding and rolled edges provide a smooth feel that reduces premature fret wear. Whatever your playing style, the EXL170-5 strings will bring out the best in your bass. Now available at Guitar Center, these premium strings are designed for the discerning bassist seeking superior tone, comfort and durability.

Precision-Wound for Powerful, Even Tone

The EXL170-5 strings feature nickel-plated steel wrapped tightly and evenly around a high-carbon steel core using D'Addario's precision winding process. This produces a string with a powerful, balanced tone and magnetic output across all frequencies. The nickel plating enhances clarity and articulation, allowing each note to ring through with definition. Whether you favor deep dub, hard rock or jazz, these dynamically versatile strings will complement your playing.

Smooth Feel Reduces Finger Noise

The EXL170-5 strings have rolled edges and a nickel-plated winding, creating an ultra-smooth surface along the length of the string. This slippery feel allows fingers to glide effortlessly along the strings, minimizing squeaks, scrapes and buzzes. The result is a quieter bass that lets your intended notes and harmonics shine through.

Corrosion-Resistant for Long-Lasting Tone

The nickel-plated steel and high-carbon steel materials are inherently resistant to corrosion and oxidation. This protects the strings' tone and playability, even with heavy use and exposure to moisture or sweat. Rest assured, the EXL170-5s will continue performing at their best well beyond your average gig or practice session. For bassists wanting strings that can endure extensive playing time without losing their luster, these long-lasting strings are the ideal choice.

Precision Fit for Most Standard Basses

With a .045-.100 gage range, the EXL170-5 strings are tailored to fit most standard 5-string basses. The long scale length of up to 37 inches suits basses with scale lengths within this range. Whether replacing old strings or re-stringing a new bass, these strings provide a precision fit and balanced tension for optimal playability and sound.

D'Addario EXL170-5 XL Nickel Round Wound 5-String Long Bass Strings
D'Addario EXL170-5 XL Nickel Round Wound 5-String Long Bass Strings
D'Addario EXL170-5 XL Nickel Round Wound 5-String Long Bass Strings

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