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D'Addario Electric Guitar Chromes Flat Wound Extra Light, .010 - .048, ECG23

D'Addario Electric Guitar Chromes Flat Wound Extra Light, .010 - .048, ECG23
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By Noel
D'addario Chromes
January 29, 2018
If you want a less shrill sound and/or like to slide a lot, flat are superior to round wounds.

I would add they are more comfortable in general; to me, they just feel nicer than flats.

D'addario's sound good and last well, so I haven't bothered trying others.
By David M.
October 6, 2016
Alhough I mostly use Brite Flats, Chromes are my favorite flats. They last many times longer than the Thomastics.
By Sly
''The'' Rockabilly Strings
September 6, 2011
These strings are obviously the best if you're looking for Rockabilly Style. Easy to bend & while still keeping the sound right with chromes strings..
By Tyler
The right flatwound...
April 14, 2011
I have pretty much tried every available flatwound on the market. If you want the brightest sounding flatwound strings, then these are the ones for you! These strings may not fill your appetite for the "mellow jazz sound" but that's what the other brands are for.

These strings work well in conjunction with P-90 pickups, giving a nice clean sound. These strings are awesome sounding on my Gibson Les Paul 60's tribute guitar...give these a ring...!
By rogerwilco51
Addario Chome Flat wound
April 11, 2011
Sweet strings.
By dh
best and lightest
February 9, 2011
Imho Dad's are the best flats, and there are no flats any lighter.

And there are no better places to buy strings than Juststrings.com.
By wild b.
D'Addario flat wound
October 31, 2010
Second brand I have tried. I am pleased with the sound and gauge.
August 28, 2010
Purchased 2 sets. One set contained only 5 strings. That is not good.
By Heymate
Electric Guitar Chromes Flat Wound Extra Light,
August 7, 2010
Perfect for my playing. I have an old Ibanez LR10 and these strings are just right for my jazz playing. I thought they might be too light but the bottom E and A have nice depth. I have a Fender Twin with JBL's. When I started playing, back in the late 50's, this type of wound string was called "tapewound" if I remember!! A great choice and two thumbs up!!
By Jeff P.
moving right along
May 27, 2010
I used these for years playing jazz of all sorts. Then I decided to try other brands and I got a few sets of Thomastiks and various other brands... I realized instantly that the plain steel strings D'Addario is putting in these and other string packs are sub-par junk.
By John H.
May 24, 2010
I just love these electric chromes flat wound. I put them on my 1955 National
jazz box and it's never sounded so good.
I hope that D'Addario keeps making 'em.
By lou b.
A new day
January 28, 2010
For years I have resisted the call to play lighter strings. You know, only REAL guitarists play heavy gauge strings. I finally gave in and tried 10-48's and i will admit I was wrong. My hands are not as strong or flexible as they once were, and these strings made a big difference. I recommend them for anyone struggling to barre strings or play licks involving rapid notes over many strings. It has been like night and day!
By gdave
flat wound 10's
January 17, 2010
Nice change. I have my US Hamer Artist strung up with this set of strings. Love it. It still has good distortion when over driven. sounds killer on the cleaner songs.
By E L.
D'Addario Chromes
November 21, 2009
Great strings, they resist corrosion and are the BEST for someone who has a nickel allergy!
By Scott S.
D'Addario Electric Guitar Chromes .010-.048
August 9, 2009
These strings are great. Smooth feel,with a mellow tone. They not only sound good, but resist corrosion better than most strings.






1st E

Plain Steel Locked Twist Ball End



2nd B

Plain Steel Locked Twist Ball End



3rd G

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound



4th D

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound



5th A

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound



6th E

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound




"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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