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Bass Strings and Scale Lengths
There are four main scale lengths (the playable length from bridge to nut) in bass guitars. These are:
Short Scale - 30"
Medium Scale - 32"
Standard Long Scale - 34"
Extra Long Scale - 36"
Variations in the headstock and bridge arrangement can affect which bass guitar strings you require, for example Violin Bass type instruments have a trapeze tailpiece meaning this short scale bass requires medium scale strings. All of our strings are for standard long scale unless otherwise stated, but if you are unsure which set you require please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.




D'Addario FlexSteelsD'Addario FlexSteels
The latest addition to D'Addario's extensive bass string range; FlexSteels deliver the unique combination of flexible feel optimized for slap and finger-style playing coupled with a coveted deep and round tone with just the right amount of punch and bite. A harmonic-rich, high temper, high carbon steel alloy, with precisely formulated core-to-wrap diameters wound to the most precise specifications delivers this singular tone and feel with unsurpassed consistency and extra-long string life. Suitable for scale lengths from 34 - 36 7/8 inches.
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
EFX220 Super Light
40 60 75 95
£ 28.00 £ 27.00 £ 26.00
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EFX170 Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 28.00 £ 27.00 £ 26.00
In Stock
EFX170SL Super Long Scale - Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 30.50 £ 29.50 £ 28.50
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EFX165 Regular Light Top Medium Bottom
45 65 85 105
£ 28.00 £ 27.00 £ 26.00
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EFX160 Medium
50 70 85 105
£ 28.00 £ 27.00 £ 26.00
In Stock
EFX1705 5 String - Regular Light
45 65 80 100 130
£ 34.00 £ 33.00 £ 32.00
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EFX1705SL 5 String - Super Long scale - Regular Light
45 65 80 100 130
£ 40.00 £ 39.00 £ 38.00
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EFX1706 6 String - Regular Light
32 45 65 80 100 130
£ 40.00 £ 39.00 £ 38.00
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D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Balanced TensionD'Addario XL Nickel Wound Balanced Tension
D'Addario XL Nickel Wound Balanced Tension sets comprise mathematically optimized string gauge combinations, resulting in comparable tensions string to string. This allows for greater dynamic control and a more evenly balanced effort while plucking, slapping and bending on bass. Extensive testing has insured not only that they are balanced, but that they retain all of the inherent properties expected of a D'Addario XL nickel wound set.
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
EXL220BT Super Light - Balanced Tension
40 55 70 95
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
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EXL170BT Regular Light - Balanced Tension
45 60 80 107
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
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EXL160BT Medium - Balanced Tension
50 67 90 120
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
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D'Addario EXP Coated Nickel Plated BassD'Addario EXP Coated Nickel Plated Bass
D'Addario's EXP Bass range deliver the same tone and perfomance as their uncoated counterparts. By bonding the ultra fine EXP coating to the outer wrap wire before winding it around the hex core, they even behave and feel like an uncoated set; whilst benefitting from a greatly improved tone life.
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
EXP220 Super Light
40 60 75 95
£ 34.00 £ 33.00 £ 32.00
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EXP170 Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 34.00 £ 33.00 £ 32.00
In Stock
EXP170SL Super Long scale - Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 37.00 £ 36.00 £ 35.00
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EXP165 Regular Light Top Medium Bottom
45 65 85 105
£ 34.00 £ 33.00 £ 32.00
In Stock
EXP160 Medium
50 70 85 105
£ 34.00 £ 33.00 £ 32.00
In Stock
EXP1705 5 String - Regular Light
45 65 80 100 130
£ 40.00 £ 38.00 £ 36.00
In Stock
EXP1705SL 5 String - Super Long scale - Regular Light
45 65 80 100 130
£ 42.00 £ 40.00 £ 38.00
In Stock


D'Addario NYXL Nickel Plated BassD'Addario NYXL Nickel Plated Bass
Brand new from D'Addario, a high end bass string benefiting from their proprietary NYXL wire. The core to wrap ratio has been re-engineered for an extremely versatile string. NY Steel cores give improved tuning stability and increased durability. The Nickel Plated NYXL wrap offers players a familiar feel while improving tone. Expect deep, powerful lows, a focused punch, and accentuated harmonics.
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
NYXL4095 Super Light
40 60 75 95
£ 32.50 £ 31.50 £ 30.50
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NYXL45100 Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 32.50 £ 31.50 £ 30.50
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NYXL45100SL Super Long Scale - Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 37.50 £ 36.50 £ 35.50
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NYXL45105 Regular Light Top Medium Bottom
45 65 85 105
£ 32.50 £ 31.50 £ 30.50
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NYXL50105 Medium
50 70 85 105
£ 32.50 £ 31.50 £ 30.50
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NYXL55110 Heavy
55 75 90 110
£ 32.50 £ 31.50 £ 30.50
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NYXL45125 5 String - Light Top / Medium Bottom
45 65 85 105 125
£ 40.00 £ 38.00 £ 36.00
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NYXL45130 5 String - Regular Light
45 65 80 100 130
£ 40.00 £ 38.00 £ 36.00
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NYXL45130SL 5 String - Super Long Scale - Regular Light
45 65 80 100 130
£ 42.50 £ 40.50 £ 38.50
In Stock
NYXL32130 6 String - Regular Light
32 45 65 80 100 130
£ 42.50 £ 40.50 £ 38.50
In Stock
NYXL32130SL 6 String - Super Long Scale - Regular Light
32 45 65 80 100 130
£ 47.50 £ 45.50 £ 43.50
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D'Addario ProSteel Stainless RoundwoundD'Addario ProSteel Stainless Roundwound
ProSteels are D'Addario's brightest and most magnetic bass strings. A specialised stainless steel based alloy gives harmonically rich, brilliant high end and deep tight lows for that elusive 'piano tone'.
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
EPS180 Extra Super Light
35 55 75 95
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EPS220 Super Light
40 60 75 95
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EPS190 Custom Light
40 60 80 100
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EPS300 Custom Light Top / Medium Bottom - Tapered
43 63 85T 107T
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
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EPS170 Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EPS170S Short Scale - Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EPS170M Medium Scale - Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
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EPS170SL Super Long Scale - Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 24.50 £ 24.00 £ 23.50
In Stock
EPS165 Regular Light Top Medium Bottom
45 65 85 105
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EPS165SL Super Long Scale - Regular Light Top Medium Bottom
45 65 85 105
£ 24.50 £ 24.00 £ 23.50
In Stock
EPS160 Medium
50 70 85 105
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
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EPS160SL Super Long Scale - Medium
50 70 85 105
£ 24.50 £ 24.00 £ 23.50
In Stock
EPS230 Heavy
55 75 90 110
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EPS2205 5 String - Super Light
40 60 75 95 125
£ 27.50 £ 27.00 £ 26.50
In Stock
EPS3005 5 String - Custom Light Top / Medium Bottom - Tapered
43 63 85T 107T 127T
£ 27.50 £ 27.00 £ 26.50
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EPS1705 5 String - Regular Light
45 65 80 100 130
£ 27.50 £ 27.00 £ 26.50
In Stock
EPS1705SL 5 String - Super Long scale - Regular Light
45 65 80 100 130
£ 30.00 £ 29.00 £ 28.00
In Stock
EPS1655 5 String - Regular Light Top Medium Bottom
45 65 85 105 135
£ 27.50 £ 27.00 £ 26.50
In Stock
EPS1605 5 String - Medium
50 70 85 105 135
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
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EPS1706 6 String - Regular Light
30 45 65 80 100 130
£ 30.00 £ 29.00 £ 28.00
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EPS1706SL 6 String - Super Long scale - Regular Light
32 45 65 80 100 130
£ 33.00 £ 32.00 £ 31.00
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D'Addario Nickel Plated RoundwoundD'Addario Nickel Plated Roundwound
High quality with proven reliability make this a popular choice. Bright sounding with a balanced tone and feel across the set. The nickel plated steel winding gives a good compromise between the hard, bright tone of stainless steel and the warmth of pure nickel. The nickel plating also reduces fret wear and gives a softer feel. For extra savings see the Twin packs below...
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
EXL180 Extra Super Light
35 55 75 95
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EXL220 Super Light
40 60 75 95
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EXL220S Short Scale - Super Light
40 60 75 95
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EXL220M Medium scale - Super Light
40 60 75 95
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EXL220SL Super Long scale - Super Light
40 60 75 95
£ 24.50 £ 24.00 £ 23.50
In Stock
EXL190 Custom Light
40 60 80 100
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EXL170 Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EXL170S Short Scale - Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EXL170M Medium Scale - Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EXL170SL Super Long scale - Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 24.50 £ 24.00 £ 23.50
In Stock
EXL165 Regular Light Top Medium Bottom
45 65 85 105
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EXL165SL Super Long Scale - Regular Light Top Medium Bottom
45 65 85 105
£ 24.50 £ 24.00 £ 23.50
In Stock
EXL160 Medium
50 70 85 105
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EXL160S Short Scale - Medium
50 70 85 105
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EXL160M Medium Scale - Medium
50 70 85 105
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
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EXL160SL Super Long Scale - Medium
50 70 85 105
£ 24.50 £ 24.00 £ 23.50
In Stock
EXL230 Heavy
55 75 90 110
£ 22.00 £ 21.50 £ 21.00
In Stock
EXL2205 5 String - Super Light
40 60 75 95 125
£ 27.00 £ 26.50 £ 26.00
In Stock
EXL1705 5 String - Regular Light
45 65 80 100 130
£ 27.00 £ 26.50 £ 26.00
In Stock
EXL1705SL 5 String - Super Long scale - Regular Light
45 65 80 100 130
£ 33.00 £ 32.00 £ 31.00
In Stock
EXL1655 5 String - Regular Light Top Medium Bottom
45 65 85 105 135
£ 27.00 £ 26.50 £ 26.00
In Stock
EXL1605 5 String - Medium
50 70 85 105 135
£ 27.00 £ 26.50 £ 26.00
In Stock
EXL1706 6 String - Regular Light
32 45 65 80 100 130
£ 30.00 £ 29.00 £ 28.00
In Stock
EXL1656 6 String - Regular Light Top Medium Bottom
32 45 65 85 105 135
£ 30.00 £ 29.00 £ 28.00
In Stock
ESXL170 Double Ball End - Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 44.00 £ 42.00 £ 40.00
In Stock
ESXL160 Double Ball End - Medium
50 70 85 105
£ 44.00 £ 42.00 £ 40.00
In Stock
ESXL1705 Double Ball End - 5 String Regular Light
45 65 80 100 130
£ 55.00 £ 53.00 £ 51.00
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EXL280 Piccolo Bass
20 32 42 52
£ 18.50 £ 18.00 £ 17.50
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EXL1708 8 String - Regular Light
45/18 65/28 80/40 100/50
£ 34.00 £ 33.00 £ 32.00
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EXL17012 12 String - Regular Light
45 18p 18p, 65 25 25, 80 35 35, 100 45 45
£ 39.50 £ 38.50 £ 37.50
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D'Addario Nickel Plated Roundwound Twin PacksD'Addario Nickel Plated Roundwound Twin Packs
The ever popular range of D'Addario XL Nickel Plated bass strings bundled in an economical twin pack. Two individually wrapped sets in one box.
Code Description Unit Price () Qty In Stock
EXL220TP Twin Pack Super Light
40 60 75 95
38.00
In Stock
EXL170TP Twin Pack Regular Light
45 65 80 100
38.00
In Stock
EXL165TP Twin Pack Regular Light Top Medium Bottom
45 65 85 105
38.00
In Stock
EXL160TP Twin Pack Medium
50 70 85 105
38.00
In Stock
EXL1705TP Twin Pack 5 String - Regular Light
45 65 80 100 130
47.00
In Stock


D'Addario Chromes FlatwoundD'Addario Chromes Flatwound
Flatwound bass strings define the warm, tight bottom of R&B and Jazz. Interlocking underwindings on a hex core build a foundation for the outer ribbon winding of stainless steel. Each string is ground and polished to produce an smooth surface. Smooth on the fingers with no finger noise. Warm soft full-bodied jazz sound.
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
ECB80 Super Light
40 60 75 95
£ 42.00 £ 40.00 £ 38.00
In Stock
ECB80SL Super Long Scale - Super Light
40 60 75 95
£ 48.00 £ 46.00 £ 44.00
In Stock
ECB84 Custom Light
40 60 80 100
£ 42.00 £ 40.00 £ 38.00
In Stock
ECB81 Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 42.00 £ 40.00 £ 38.00
In Stock
ECB81S Short Scale - Regular
45 65 80 100
£ 42.00 £ 40.00 £ 38.00
In Stock
ECB81M Medium Scale - Regular
45 65 80 100
£ 42.00 £ 40.00 £ 38.00
In Stock
ECB81SL Super Long Scale - Super Light
45 65 80 100
£ 48.00 £ 46.00 £ 44.00
In Stock
ECB82 Medium
50 70 85 105
£ 42.00 £ 40.00 £ 38.00
In Stock
ECB81-5 5 string - Regular
45 65 80 100 132
£ 59.00 £ 57.00 £ 55.00
In Stock
ECB81-5SL 5 String - Super Long scale - Regular
45 65 80 100 132
£ 66.00 £ 64.00 £ 62.00
In Stock
CB032 Chromes Flatwound Bass .032 gauge £ 8.75 £ 8.50 £ 8.25
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CB132 Chromes Flatwound Bass .132 gauge £ 23.00 £ 22.00 £ 21.00
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D'Addario Half RoundD'Addario Half Round
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. They retain roundwound brightness and sustain thanks to an exclusive "heat treating" process.
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
ENR70 Super Light
40 60 75 95
£ 35.00 £ 34.00 £ 33.00
In Stock
ENR71 Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 35.00 £ 34.00 £ 33.00
In Stock
ENR71S Short Scale - Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 35.00 £ 34.00 £ 33.00
In Stock
ENR71M Medium Scale - Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 35.00 £ 34.00 £ 33.00
In Stock
ENR71SL Super Long Scale - Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 40.00 £ 39.00 £ 38.00
In Stock
ENR72 Medium
50 70 85 105
£ 35.00 £ 34.00 £ 33.00
In Stock
ENR73 Heavy
55 75 90 110
£ 35.00 £ 34.00 £ 33.00
In Stock
ENR71-5 5 String - Regular Light
45 65 80 100 130
£ 45.00 £ 43.00 £ 41.00
In Stock
ENR71-5SL 5 String - Super Long Scale - Regular Light
45 65 80 100 130
£ 48.00 £ 46.00 £ 44.00
In Stock
ENR71-6 6 String - Regular Light
30 45 65 80 100 130
£ 48.00 £ 46.00 £ 44.00
In Stock


D'Addario Black Nylon TapewoundD'Addario Black Nylon Tapewound
Designed to produce a deep, warm tone with smooth feel, D'Addario Tapewound Bass strings are wound using a flattened black nylon which is polished to an ultra-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 are designed to deliver a vintage tone ranging from the "thump" of an upright bass to the focused depth of traditional flatwound strings.
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
ETB92 Medium
50 65 85 105
£ 44.00 £ 42.00 £ 40.00
In Stock
ETB92S Short Scale - Medium
50 65 85 105
£ 44.00 £ 42.00 £ 40.00
In Stock
ETB92M Medium Scale - Medium
50 65 85 105
£ 44.00 £ 42.00 £ 40.00
In Stock
ETB92SL SL Scale - Medium
50 65 85 105
£ 50.00 £ 48.00 £ 46.00
In Stock
ETB92-5 5 String - Medium
50 65 85 105 135
£ 56.00 £ 54.00 £ 52.00
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D'Addario NS Electric Bass Cello StringsD'Addario NS Electric Bass Cello Strings
Conceived jointly by Ned Steinberger and D'Addario, because volume is unlimited for electric instruments, the NS Electric line focuses on tone and expressive nuance rather than acoustic power. They bring out the richest tone from any electric instrument and work well for acoustic instruments when subtlety of expression is paramount. The Bass Guitar/Bass Cello (or Omni Bass) strings are made to fit all standard 34-35 inch scale bass guitars. They are polished smooth for an intimate feel, with rich bass tone and a clear, singing upper register. Available as a set of four strings, or singles including a high C and low B
Code Description Unit Price () Qty In Stock
NS710 NS Electric Bass Cello Set 115.00
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NS711 NS Electric Bass Cello G string 16.00
In Stock
NS712 NS Electric Bass Cello D string 17.00
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NS713 NS Electric Bass Cello A string 36.00
In Stock
NS714 NS Electric Bass Cello E string 44.00
In Stock
NS715 NS Electric Bass Cello C string 16.00
In Stock
NS716 NS Electric Bass Cello B string 44.00
In Stock


D'Addario Phosphor Bronze Acoustic BassD'Addario Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass
Typically warm toned with the boomy bass end expected of Phosphor Bronze. These strings benefit from D'Addario's good quality control and production methods.
Code Description 1 to 1 2 to 2 1 2 3+ Qty In Stock
EPBB170 Regular Light
45 65 80 100
£ 30.00 £ 29.00 £ 28.00
In Stock
EPBB1705 5 String - Regular Light
45 65 80 100 130
£ 37.00 £ 36.00 £ 35.00
In Stock


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