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D'Addario Electric Bass Chromes Flat Wound 5 String Super Long Scale, .045 - .132, ECB81-5SL

D'Addario Electric Bass Chromes Flat Wound 5 String Super Long Scale, .045 - .132, ECB81-5SL
Manufacturer:
D'Addario
Manufacturer Part #:
ECB81-5SL
SKU:
DAD_ECB81-5SL
Price:
$38.94

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Product Reviews for D'Addario Electric Bass Chromes Flat Wound 5 String Super Long Scale, .045 - .132, ECB81-5SL

D'Addario Electric Bass Chromes Flat Wound 5 String Super Long Scale, .045 - .132, ECB81-5SL5Glen SmithAugust 22, 2011I had been a round wound user for almost 30 years and I tried these on a recommendation from a friend on Talk Bass about a year ago. I play in a classic rock cover band and we're active in the clubs in Denver. Simply put, these strings are perfect for what I do. They make the band sound bigger. My bass tone retains enough of the top end with these strings, but it has a much bigger fundamental tone to it than if did with any of the round wounds I ever used. I can dig into them with a pick and make them rock or play them finger style and mellow them right out. I'm never switching. A lot of players using flats like them totally dead, I prefer them with their newer sound, so I change them about every six months to get my sound, still WAY less than I had to with rounds.

 

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DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st G

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound

.045

51.2

2nd D

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound

.065

58.2

3rd A

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound

.080

48.9

4th E

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound

.100

43.0

5th B

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound

.132

40.2



 

"D'Addario Chromesâ are crafted with precision flat (ribbon) outer windings and polished to a fine high luster, but this bass string's tone is not typical of most flat wound strings. By creating under-windings and core combinations that vibrate freely, D'Addario has been able to develop a flat wound bass string that has a true, clear sound while offering the advantages of a smooth exterior winding."

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