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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
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40% Recommend this product (2 of 5 responses)
By Glen P.
Littleton, CO
February 7, 2022
They feel great to play, and our sound man literally said, “Your bass sounds delicious.” Can’t make that up. Our guitarist said, “ Your tone is awesome.”

For a point of reference, I use them in a P&W band and we play the modern stuff with a full band. We all go direct and use in-ear monitors. I use a Tech 21 Para Driver as my DI with a little compression.
Playability, just enough top end for me.
By Frank
Great sound and feel.
December 27, 2020
Needed extra long to fit my guitar and these fit the bill.
Great feel - smooth Great full sound Was a little surprised that I had to drill out one of my peg holes just a hair to fit the ?B? string, but it did work
By Glen S.
D'Addario Chromes
August 22, 2011
I 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.
By Lane T.
Shockingly awesome!
April 17, 2010
Before these I tried GHS Pressurewound and Brite Flats for my fretless, Those were a disappointment, not only were they not very smooth, but on the pressurewounds the B was dead, and on the Brite Flats the B and the E were dead, and not well balanced with the last three strings.
These are smooth, and every string is bright with some to spare. I might even put these on my fretted bass!
By moe m.
D'Addario Chromes
January 23, 2010
The D'Addario Chromes Flatwound bass strings I ordered from you guys are just wonderful. They sound very solid on stage & in the studio. There is NO finger on the string noise. None. I couldn't ask for more. JustStrings service was prompt & on the money......Thanks, Guys
Moe Monsarrat, bassist/vocalist
Stop The Truck/ The Mau Mau Chaplains/Freddy Powers Band






1st G

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound



2nd D

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound



3rd A

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound



4th E

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound



5th B

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound




"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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