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EXL220-5 40-125 Superlight Guage ex long


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EXL220-5 Nickel Wound 5-String Bass, Super Light, 40-125, Long Scale

Tension Chart

        Diameter         Tension      
Item # Note Inches mm lbs kg
XLB040 G 0.0400 1.0160 32.420 14.700
XLB060 D 0.0600 1.5240 40.860 18.530
XLB075 A 0.0750 1.9050 35.410 16.060
XLB095 E 0.0950 2.4130 31.660 14.360
XLB125 B 0.1250 3.1750 30.290 13.740


D’Addario EXL220-5 is a 5-string version of our popular EXL220 set. With the addition of the .125 low B string, this set offers more flexibility for players than a standard bass set while still maintaining the distinctive combination of tone and feel found in all XL Nickel Wound bass sets. Fits long scale basses with a string scale length of up to 36 1/4 inches. 

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.

  • Light gauging offers more flexibility while maintaining fundamental tone, available in a 5-string set
  • Round wound with nickelplated steel for a distinctive bright tone with clear fundamentals
  • Fits long scale basses with a string scale length of up to 36 1/4 inches
  • Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance
  • String Gauges: Wound .040, .060, .075, .095, .125
  • Environmentally friendly, corrosion resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh