EXPPBB170S Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic, Short Scale

D'Addario's short scale version of its most popular acoustic bass set, in a coated EXP version for 4 times more string life. Provides a rich, deep and projecting tone. Fits short scale basses with a string scale length of up to 32 inches. 

D'Addario EXPs are the most natural-sounding, longest-lasting coated strings available. EXP Coated Technology starts with the highest quality wrap wire materials, precision drawn and micro coated on our advanced proprietary machinery. Strings are then wound normally, delivering tone and feel identical to D'Addario's world renowned acoustic bass strings, with a minimum of 4 times more life. You won't believe they are coated!

  • Designed specifically for use on all 4-String short scale acoustic basses
  • EXP Coated phosphor bronze for warm, bright, well balanced acoustic tone and 4 times more life
  • 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: Phosphor Bronze Wound .045 .065, .080, .100


Item # Note Inches mm lbs kg
EXPPBB045S G 0.0450 11.430 37.710 17.110
EXPPBB065S D 0.0650 11.430 40.920 18.560
EXPPBB080S A 0.0800 11.430 33.840 15.350
EXPPBB100S E 0.1000 11.430 29.020 13.160