D'Addario Balanced Tension 45-107
Regular Light Bass Strings (EXL170BT)
Amazing Consistent Tension From String To String
No More Compensating For String Tension
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D'Addario Balanced Tension Regular Light (45-107) Bass Strings (EXL170BT)
D'Addario Balanced Tension Regular Light (45-107) Bass Strings (EXL170BT)
Item# DA-EXL170BT
Suggested Retail: $33.10
Our Low Price: $16.89

What Are D'Addario Balanced Tension Bass Guitar Strings?

It's not everyday musicians and mathematicians inspire one another, but in this case, it was the perfect equation. D'Addario Balanced Tension XL strings are the solution to a problem long associated with traditional strings.

When you look closely at the tensions in a traditional set, they can vary dramatically between strings, which can result in some strings feeling "tighter" or "looser" in relation to the others. These differences in tension can contribute to players altering their techniques, consciously or subconsciously, to compensate for these variances.

D'Addario balanced tension strings provide even effort while bending, strumming, plucking and slapping. You get improved playability and dynamic control.

What Difference Do Balanced Tension Strings Make?

The graph shown below indicates the consistency of tension across all strings (in blue), as compared to a standard set of EXL170's (in red).

D'Addario balanced tension comparison chart

Will They Last Like Regular Strings?

XL Nickel Wound, D'Addario's most popular electric guitar strings, are precision wound with nickelplated steel onto a carefully drawn, hexagonally shaped, high carbon steel core. The result: strings with long lasting, distinctive bright tone and excellent intonation, is ideal for the widest variety of guitars and musical styles.


  • Balanced Tension sets allow for evenly balanced bending, strumming, fretting, picking, and plucking
  • 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: 45, 60, 80, 107

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