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D’Addario XL Electric Bass Strings
XL Electric Bass Strings are precision-wound on D’Addario’s own digitally-controlled machines, ensuring each string has excellent intonation, clear fundamentals, and unparalleled consistency. With a variety of options in materials, gauges, and set sizes, D’Addario makes a bass string suitable for any playing style.
The selection of XL electric bass strings include:
XL Nickel Wound
XL Coated Nickel
XL Half Rounds
XL Nylon Tapewound
XL Prosteels - Super Bright, High Output
ProSteels are D'Addario's brightest, punchiest bass strings. Stainless steel wrap wire delivers a harmonically rich, brilliant high-end coupled with deep, tight lows that work in tandem to create the coveted "Piano tone" that bass players crave. Great for articulate fingering and aggressive picking, ProSteels deliver the extra edge and punch you need to cut through the mix.
XL Nickel Wound - Bright, Perfect for Every Playing Style
D'Addario XL Nickel Wound electric bass strings are hailed as "The Player's Choice" amongst bass players of all genres and styles. All XL bass strings are precision wound on our state-of-the-art, digitally-controlled machines, ensuring each string has excellent intonation, clear fundamentals, and unparalleled consistency. Each string is wound with a nickel plated steel wrap wire known for distinctive bright tone with high magnetic output, delivering a universally appealing and versatile tone for all playing styles.
XL Coated Nickel - Bright, Coated for Long Lasting Tone & Lifespan
D'Addario EXP Coated Nickel strings are full-sounding, long-lasting strings that are designed to endure. EXP coated bass strings start with high quality nickel plated steel wrap wire, micro-coated for enhanced corrosion resistance and extended lifespan. This coated wire is wound over a hex-shaped, high carbon steel core, delivering the tone and sustain that our uncoated XL bass strings are known for.
XL Half Rounds - Smooth Feel Without Compromising Bright Tone
D'Addario Half Round bass strings are wound with pure nickel, then precision ground, leaving the outer surface smooth and semi-flat while retaining the flexibility of round wound strings. D'Addario's exclusive heat treating process ensures that Half Rounds retain their round wound brightness and sustain.
XL Chromes - Flatwound, Deep and Rich Tone
D'Addario Chromes Bass strings are wound with flattened stainless steel ribbon wire that is polished to an incredibly smooth surface. Delivering a distinctive damped but tone-rich sound that only flat winding can produce, D'Addario Chromes are the world's most popular flat wound strings for electric bass.
XL Nylon Tapewound - Tapewound, Deep Tone & Smooth Feel
Designed to produce a deep, warm tone with smooth feel, D’Addario Tapewound Bass strings are wound using a flattened black nylon that is polished to a smooth finish. These long-lasting, well-balanced strings are expertly engineered to provide optimal tension and are gauged to fit properly on standard bass saddles and nuts. Tapewounds may be used on fretted or fretless basses and deliver a vintage tone ranging from the thump of an upright bass to the focused depth of traditional flatwound strings.