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D'Addario Electric Bass Chromes Flat Wound Regular Long, .050 - .105, ECB82

D'Addario Electric Bass Chromes Flat Wound Regular Long, .050 - .105, ECB82
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By jthomas101
great strings
April 4, 2017
I've gone through a couple of sets on my P-Bass and they are excellent. Good tension, smooth feel, and great balance and tone. Also, for those that are trying to load these through the body on a newer Fender- the silks aren't long enough. That said, you shouldn't load flats through the body anyway- you will damage the windings with that sharp of a break angle. Seriously, they aren't designed for that.
By Garret G.
D'Addario XL Chromes .050-.105
April 28, 2012
I like them so far- BUT know this- if you own American standard Fender and want to string through the body- this set is too short for that, you can of course string it the standard way- through the back of the bridge, which I did. For the next set I will buy the longer version, if they have one, as I like the string through option on my Fender.
By trj b.
very good flatwound
September 1, 2011
Chromes are a very good flat , tension is average for a flat, tone is a little bright on the 45-100 , I like this gauge better. Very well made.
By Gizmot
D'Addario Chromes
September 20, 2010
These strings are very well made and I don't have any regrets about buying them - however, the jury is still out whether they're right for me.
The sound of these strings won't fool anyone into thinking they're round-wounds. They have a "thud" to the sound that's punchy, but they don't have any ring or zip to them. In all fairness, they are considerably better than any other flatwounds I have used.
By Herb F.
D' Addario Bass Strings
August 4, 2010
These Chromes have the exact silky smooth feel and sound I was looking for. Nice and tight feel.
By Billo
D'Addario Chromes Ribbon Wound Electric Bass Strings
July 14, 2010
These are excellent strings for warm, full sound. They are very smooth and comfortable. They make sliding so easy. They are very balanced from the high notes to the low notes. They last a good, long time. D'Addario Chromes are my favorite strings for my Peavey Dynabass 4-string.
By Rob G.
D'Addario ECB82 Flats
June 26, 2010
My intention in buying this set was to avoid frequent string changes and save money. These sound good enough, though if I were rich I'd opt for round wounds. The D'Addario set is a great value compared to the Rotosounds, etc., and came in the gauges I needed. Overall, I'd recommend them to a bassist on a budget.
By DaveY
D'Addario Electric Bass Chromes Flat Wound Regular Long, .050 - .105, ECB82
June 2, 2010
Very bright flatwound strings. The tone moves towards the roundwound sound without the finger squeaks or extra attack of roundwounds. Very good fundamental.

My only problem is that the A-string had a loose outer wrap which made that one string really dull sounding and dark. The rest of the strings in the set were fine, so I'm guessing it's just a random defect.
By Nik G.
April 22, 2010
The D'Addario Flatwound Chromes are the best string I've ever put on my bass. The manufacturing must be terrific- they last way longer than other stings. They have a super warm sound perfect for the jazz and blues I play. I have friends who've played my bass- they always ask about the awesome strings. You guys at Juststrings.com are the best- when I've called with questions, I've always gotten someone who knows what they're talking about- not just some secretary. And I still haven't figured out how you ship so fast.
By Sri
March 29, 2010
Excellent playing string, with a good feel and sound. I have these on my fretless and fretted basses. They take time to break in, and are coated with something that needs to be wiped off. Once that's done, they feel good, sound good and last a long time.

Note that the "long scale" is barely long enough to fit on a 34" Warwick with a two piece bridge. It fits, but barely. Perhaps two-piece bridge users should get a "super long" set even if they have 34" scale basses.
By Fretless T.
D'Addario Chromes ECB82
February 4, 2010
These have the classic flat wound sound! Strong middle and bottom, warm, wooly, however you choose to describe it. Substantial (but not excessive) tension, smooth feel, big sound. Don't be afraid of the gauge. They really are medium. Try them, even if you have frets on your bass!






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




"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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