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  • Jim Dunlop Performance+ Nickel Wound 45-125 5-String Bass Guitar Strings, Extra Long Scale
Jim Dunlop

Jim Dunlop Performance+ Nickel Wound 45-125 5-String Bass Guitar Strings, Extra Long Scale

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Set gauges
45w, 65w, 85w, 105w, 125w
Wrap material
Nickel-Plated Steel
Round Wound
Core shape
Hex Core
Scale length
Extra Long Scale
Ball to taper length
39" (990mm)
Total length
48.25” (1226mm)
Silk type
No silk at either end of the string
Number of strings
5 string

**PLEASE NOTE** These strings measure 39" / 99cm from the ball end to the start of the taper. These strings have no silk winding at either end of the string.

Unsure what scale length string you need?  Click here!

DBN45125XL bass strings use a carefully selected core-to-wrap ratio for comfortable low tension, minimal break-in, and extremely long life. Each set is meticulously balanced string-to-string and delivers a truly impressive dynamic range. Grab a set of Dunlop DBN45125XL nickel-wound bass strings today. You’ll hear - and feel - the difference.


  • Nickel-wound
  • 5-string set
  • Gauges: 0.045, 0.065, 0.085, 0.105, 0.125
  • Scale: Extra-Long (Ball End to the start of the Taper - 39".  Full length of string - 48.5")
  • Made in the USA


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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