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D'Addario Electric Guitar Chromes Flat Wound Medium, .013 - .056, ECG26

D'Addario Electric Guitar Chromes Flat Wound Medium, .013 - .056, ECG26
Manufacturer:
D'Addario
Manufacturer Part #:
ECG26
SKU:
DAD_ECG26
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$9.80
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D'Addario Electric Guitar Chromes Flat Wound Medium, .013 - .056, ECG265Matthew JennettJune 5, 2011I have been using these strings for many years on an old Epiphone with a newer Benedetto pickup, and an L5, plus a variety of other archtops and semi-acoustics. Your great price is important to me because I change my strings often. These are by far the best strings for the money. Nostalgically, I wish newly manufactured strings had the sound of the old "genuine" heavy gauge product. These strings are super superb with newer guitars. Highly recommended.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st E

Plain Steel Locked Twist Ball End

.013

27.4

2nd B

Plain Steel Locked Twist Ball End

.017

26.3

3rd G

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound

.026

35.1

4th D

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound

.035

35.1

5th A

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound

.045

32.9

6th E

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound

.056

27.0



 

"Always in search of better string-making materials, D'Addario turned to 400-series magnetic stainless steel in the mid 1970's. Stainless steel wound strings offer even more brilliance than their nickel-plated counterparts, and the alloy is well suited for Half Roundâ and flat wound string constructions.

The round wound XLS line mirrors the sets in the XL nickel-plated series, combining the popularity of XL round wound strings with the unique qualities of steel. D'Addario Chromes are made with precision flat (ribbon) outer windings and polished to a fine high-luster. Each Chromes string is wound and polished on the same machine, with the string tension remaining constant between processes. Long the choice of jazz and fusion players, Chromes are available in three popular gauges.

In 1976, D'Addario developed the Half Roundâ grinding process, which made available "the third kind of string". Each Half Roundâ string starts as an oversized precision round wound string and is centerless-ground to a smooth, precise final diameter. With a tone in between their round wound and flat wound peers, D'Addario Half Roundsâ offer the advantages of a smooth exterior string (reducing finger noise and fret wear) while maintaining some of the brightness of a round wound string."

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