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  • D'Addario Pro Steels Stainless Steel 50-135 5-String Bass Guitar Strings, Long Scale [EPS160-5]

D'Addario Pro Steels Stainless Steel 50-135 5-String Bass Guitar Strings, Long Scale [EPS160-5]

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  • D’Addario’s brightest bass guitar string.
  • Stainless steel wrap wire produces enhanced interaction with magnetic pickups, offering a palette of harmonically rich, brilliantly penetrating highs, combined with pronounced, tight-and-tough lows.
  • Like all D’Addario electric bass strings, XL ProSteels are made with our proprietary Hex-Core, ensuring perfect intonation, consistent feel, and reliable durability.
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Pro Steels
Set gauges
50w, 70w, 85w, 105w, 135w
Wrap material
Stainless Steel
Round Wound
Core shape
Hex Core
Scale length
Long Scale (Standard)
Ball to taper length
37” (940mm)
Total length
48” (1220mm)
Silk type
No silk at either end of the string
Number of strings
5 string

**PLEASE NOTE** These strings measure 37" / 94cm from the ball end to the start of the taper. These strings have no silk winding at either end of the string.

Here’s what we have to say about these strings; 

Articulate and bright, the D'Addario XL Pro Steels offer amazing clarity to each note. They are some of the brightest sounding bass strings around!
This is a great set of strings for players wanting more bite and top-end to their bass tone. Thunderous metal basslines, heavy rock grooves and blistering jazz bass solos all sound clear as a bell on these super bright strings. Bass chords sound amazing also: with the Pro Steels' 'piano-like' tone, playing chords anywhere on the neck is a dream! 
These strings slap too…. the strong high-end presence and tight low-end offer a great slap tone. 
These aren't ordinary roundwound strings either: they are what D'Addario call 'textured rounds' and offer a more coarse playing surface than ordinary rounds. This is great for players who like the more tactile feel of uncoated roundwound strings. 
These will bring out the best of your five-string, also! If you order a 5 string bass set, expect your low B string to be full of life and to sound as crystal clear as the other strings. These strings have made me fall in love with my low B again!
I have been using D'Addario's for years and the consistency from pack to pack is remarkable. Expect top performance every time!
Go for ProSteels if you're looking for a serious amount of zing in your string!
by Ben Hearn, Strings Direct Bass String Ambassador
stringsdirect.co.uk // benhearnbass.co.uk

Here’s what D'Addario say about these strings;

EPS160-5 is a heavy gauge string set for 5 String, long scale electric bass. XL ProSteel electric bass strings utilize a stainless steel wrap wire, enhancing the strings' interaction with magnetic pickups, producing a distinctively bright and present tone.
XL ProSteels are D'Addario's brightest and most magnetic bass strings. They utilize an exclusive corrosion-resistant steel alloy that deliver a super-bright tone without shrill overtones. They offer a palette of harmonically rich, brilliantly penetrating highs combined with pronounced, tight-and-tough lows to create the coveted "Piano tone" steel players crave. Great for both articulate fingering or aggressive picking, ProSteels give you the extra edge and punch you need to cut through the mix.

SKU: EPS160-5

Are these strings the correct length for my bass?

We insist that players use the measurement of ball-end (anchor) to top nut of their current set of strings.  This measurement is more accurate than scale length as it takes into account through-body stringing, and more complex or alternative bridges.  In many cases the set of strings required will be longer than the bass’s stated scale length!  Use these references:

If ball-end-to-nut length is:

Up to 32” choose Short Scale

32”-34” choose Medium Scale

34”-36” choose Long Scale

36”-38” choose Extra/Super Long Scale

If you have a bass where you cannot see the ball-end i.e. a thru-body bass, you will have to measure your string once it has been removed. Before removing the string be sure to make a mark on the string with a permanent marker just behind the nut so you know where to measure to. Then once you’ve taken it off the bass, you can measure from the ball-end to the mark you made on the string.

Re: Delivery. All orders placed on weekdays before 3:45pm will be despatched that same day.  All of our delivery options can be found at checkout or on our delivery page.

Re: Returns. We have a 30-day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item to request a return. To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase.

To start a return, please contact us at info@stringsdirect.co.uk.

For further information visit our Returns & refunds page.

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