Bass Guitar Strings


Understanding Your Strings & Scale Length. Scale length is the length from the anchor of the string (ball-end or loop-end) to where it crosses the top nut of the instrument (NOT the distance from the bridge to the nut, which is known as Speaking Length). Acoustic/Electric Guitars - Scale length is usually only important for bass guitar, as electric and acoustic guitar strings are over-wound in length, and generally come with more than enough winding to accommodate most 6-Strings. Naturally there are a few exceptions, but if unsure you are more than welcome to contact us, as we are always happy to help. Bass Guitars - Basses are different, as scale length is VERY important. This is because the lower strings can be too thick to wind, and need to taper in size before they can pass through the machine head. Basses come in a few different scale lengths, and as a result you must always be sure which strings you need before you purchase them. The vast majority of basses are of a standard length, which is known as 'Long-Scale', but you can also have 'Short', 'Medium', and 'Super', or 'Extra Long-Scale' variations. Manufacturers differ slightly in how they class their instruments' scale-lengths, but a good general guide can be found below: - Short Scale – 30" (76 cm) or shorter - Medium Scale – 32'' (81 cm) - Long (or Standard) Scale – 34" (86 cm) for a 4-string and 35" (89 cm) for a 5-string - Super (or Extra) Long Scale – 36" (91 cm) *Remember that, to find scale-length you must measure from the ball-end of the string, NOT the point where it sits on the bridge, for an accurate measurement. (An easy way of measuring is to mark your old strings with a permanent marker at the nut before you remove them. Then snip them ABOVE the nut, just below the machine heads, and once removed it is much easier to measure from the ball-end to the marking).

Instrument: 4- String Bass Scale Length: Long Scale (Standard) Gauge Range: 45 - 100 Gauges: 45 , 65 , 80 , 100 Wrap Material: Nickel Plated Construction: Round Wound Hex Core / Round Core: Hex Core Standard / Double Ball End: Double-Ball End Coated / Non-Coated: Non-Coated ESXL170 bass guitar strings are constructed with ball ends on both ends of the strings, precisely engineered and wound to Steinberger specifications . Double ball end design, manufactured to Steinberger specifications Round wound with nickelplated steel for distinctive bright tone Environmentally friendly, corrosion resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance String Gauges: Wound .045, .065, .080, .100 **PLEASE NOTE** THESE STRINGS ARE FOR STEINBERGER TYPE BASSES ONLY. D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Electric Bass strings are world-renowned as "The Player's Choice" amongst bass players of all genres and styles. All XL strings are precision wound on our exclusive digitally-controlled machines, ensuring each string has excellent intonation, clear fundamentals, and unparalleled consistency. Each string is wound with a nickelplated steel wrap wire known for distinctive bright tone with excellent magnetic output delivering a universally appealing and versatile tone for all playing styles. Gauge ESXL170 - 45, 65, 80, 100. ESXL170 bass guitar strings are constructed with ball ends on both ends of the strings, precisely engineered and wound to Steinberger specifications

Instrument: 4- String Bass Scale Length: Extra Long Scale Gauge Range: 45 - 105 Gauges: 45 , 65 , 85 , 105 Wrap Material: Nickel Plated Construction: Round Wound Hex Core / Round Core: Hex Core Standard / Double Ball End: Standard Ball End Coated / Non-Coated: Non-Coated D'Addario EXL165SL Nickel Wound 45-105 Super Long' **PLEASE NOTE** Length of string (ball end to start of taper) - 38" or 96.5cm D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Electric Bass strings are world-renowned as "The Player's Choice" amongst bass players of all genres and styles. All XL strings are precision wound on our exclusive digitally-controlled machines, ensuring each string has excellent intonation, clear fundamentals, and unparalleled consistency. Each string is wound with a nickelplated steel wrap wire known for distinctive bright tone with excellent magnetic output delivering a universally appealing and versatile tone for all playing styles. Gauge EXL165SL - 45, 65, 85, 105. **PLEASE NOTE** Length of string (ball end to start of taper) - 38" or 96.5cm D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Electric Bass strings are world-renowned as "The Player's Choice" amongst bass players of all genres and styles. All XL strings are precision wound on our exclusive digitally-controlled machines, ensuring each string has excellent intonation, clear fundamentals, and unparalleled consistency. Each string is wound with a nickelplated steel wrap wire known for distinctive bright tone with excellent magnetic output delivering a universally appealing and versatile tone for all playing styles.

Instrument: 4- String Bass Scale Length: Long Scale (Standard) Gauge Range: 50 - 105 Gauges: 50 , 70 , 85 , 105 Wrap Material: Nickel Plated Construction: Round Wound Hex Core / Round Core: Hex Core Standard / Double Ball End: Double-Ball End Coated / Non-Coated: Non-Coated **PLEASE NOTE** THESE STRINGS ARE FOR STEINBERGER TYPE BASSES ONLY. D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Electric Bass strings are world-renowned as "The Player's Choice" amongst bass players of all genres and styles. All XL strings are precision wound on our exclusive digitally-controlled machines, ensuring each string has excellent intonation, clear fundamentals, and unparalleled consistency. Each string is wound with a nickelplated steel wrap wire known for distinctive bright tone with excellent magnetic output delivering a universally appealing and versatile tone for all playing styles. Gauge ESXL160 - 50, 70, 85, 105. **PLEASE NOTE** THESE STRINGS ARE FOR STEINBERGER TYPE BASSES ONLY. D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Electric Bass strings are world-renowned as "The Player's Choice" amongst bass players of all genres and styles. All XL strings are precision wound on our exclusive digitally-controlled machines, ensuring each string has excellent intonation, clear fundamentals, and unparalleled consistency. Each string is wound with a nickelplated steel wrap wire known for distinctive bright tone with excellent magnetic output delivering a universally appealing and versatile tone for all playing styles. Gauge ESXL160 - 50, 70, 85, 105. ESXL160 bass guitar strings are constructed with ball ends on both ends of the strings, precisely engineered and wound to Steinberger specifications