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D'Addario Electric Guitar Chromes Flat Wound Jazz Lite, .011 - .050, ECG24

D'Addario Electric Guitar Chromes Flat Wound Jazz Lite, .011 - .050, ECG24
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18% Recommend this product (4 of 22 responses)
By Guy
Westcliffe, CO
Nice jazz feel and tonality.
July 22, 2021
I decided to change from a heavier set to the "lites." The feel is easier to play and the tone is surprising in comparison to a heavier set of strings. I'm very happy with the lite touch and you can bend the strings for a blues effect without going out of tune.
Prosliter touch, even tone and easier to play.
ConsDon't know how long they'll last? I'll find out.
By Tad
New York, NY
Flat wound strings
September 1, 2020
My favorite set!
By Randal
Detroit, MI
Works Well!
December 2, 2019
If you're looking for Smooth, Durable, Consistent Strings, I highly recommend these.
ProsGreat Tone Stays in tune Good Feel
By Ted
What a difference
January 5, 2019
Putting these flats on my Epi Les Paul Pro brought the potential of the guitar's pickups (esp. the neck pickup) way up. They are mellow, not bright and chimey; feel good under the fingers; allow for easier straight jazz playing (non-bending)--and the 3rd is wound, which is a real plus for me. The low E is fat without being boomy, and overall the sound is full and rich. Granted, the Epi is a good-sounding guitar in any case, but these flats put it over the top.
By Will
Saved my guitar
January 12, 2012
I have a neck-through Mockingbird that I was thinking of selling because it never sounded "right". After 15 years of playing roundwounds I finally gave flatwounds a try and strung up the Mockingbird with these. Wow, what a difference. They create a full sound and ring for what feels like an eternity. Chords are thick and single notes sing.
By Miguel
June 5, 2011
Excellent strings.
Made a cheap guitar sound great.
By Cliff
chrome flats
May 27, 2011
Just put them on gretsch 6130 blue sparkle. I was not happy with the stock round wounds that sounded like a rattling old pickup truck. The flats are as smooth as silk and remind me of my misguided youth. Unfortunately broke #1 E and had to sub from another set. But all is well in mellow blue land. One happy camper.
By Stan N.
January 24, 2011

I would like to respond to you about the strings I ordered. I was well pleased with them.

Thank you, Stan Nelson
By Chris
D'addario .11 Flats
December 25, 2010
I don't like these strings, that said, they are not poorly made and serve the purpose that they're made for; I think they'd be nice for the early rock flatwound tone or perhaps a more modern, metallic, flatwound sound. Alex Skolnick (in the jazz trio) is the sound that these strings really make me think of. The buyer should be aware that there are other brands that have a much warmer, 'Wes-like' tone than these strings. If you really dig that modern, dull but not warm jazz sound, these strings are golden. Otherwise, I'd suggest looking for another brand's flats or any roundwound strings because they're not much (if any) brighter and they're more versatile (and cheaper!)
By Joe M.
D'Addario Chromes Flat Wound Jazz Lite
October 14, 2010
These strings work perfectly on my Rickenbacker 320 for those "just so" early Beatles tunes.
By Steve C.
D'Addario .011 - .050, ECG24
October 11, 2010
By Brad R.
Short lived basses
July 15, 2010
I really wanted to love these strings. They have the feel and the vibe of a great flat wound string. Where they fall short is the longevity of the basses, or rather the lack of it.

I play with a light touch on a low action, normally strings last me for months. With the Chromes, I find the 6th string starts to go dead in a couple weeks, long before the others. So they don't wear evenly. I know full well that flat wounds are meant to be on the dull side, but not dead! And the string looks new! But the sound is gone. If you use these, it may be a good idea to get spares of the 6th and maybe 5th strings. Your set will last longer. Me, I'm gonna switch to the GHS Ground wounds as soon as I wear these out a bit more. If I had a gig coming up, they would be gone.
By Mitchel P.
Flat wound jazz Lite
June 5, 2010
I was looking for a new sound to replace the Gibson Flat wound strings which are no longer in production. The D'addario chrome flat wound is the perfect fit and replacement with a smooth clean warm feel and Sound.
By Phil M.
Elec Gtr Chromes
February 10, 2010
I have seven guitars and I use D'Addarios on all of them.
By Mico
Best Strings For Gretsch
January 13, 2010
All Gretsch guitars should be strung with this set, in this gauge. Rock-n-roll was invented on flat-wound strings -- if you love the retro sound, and have a hollow-body guitar, this is the string set to use. Great value, superb quality.
By DNWord
Not nickel-free, but a fine string
December 10, 2009
I love the feel of these strings and the mellow tone, but don't let the word chrome lead you to believe these are nickel-free, a big deal if you are allergic to nickel. Sore fingers that resist building calluses is what I get when I use D'Addario Chromes exclusively. Not that there is any alternative in a flat wound jazz string. If you know of one, I'd sure like to know about it.
By Don J.
D'Addario Chromes
December 4, 2009
I can't believe that these are as good as Thomastik Swing flat wounds, but they are! They feel as smooth as silk and have a very nice tone. Great price.
By Steve D.
Great string!
November 30, 2009
I have used these for years. I like the sound very much. There are other good flat wound choices, too, but these never disappoint.
By Randall V.
Rating D'Addario electric guitar strings
November 25, 2009
I have D'Addario flatwounds on my bass guitars and I thought if they're good for bass, are they good for a six string electric? YES is the fast answer. They're great. Don't know how I did without them for so long. So, there you have it.

Randall Vockroth, Beaver Dam, WI
By tyrone m.
D'Addario chromes
November 11, 2009
Best flatwound available and inexpensive if you buy at just strings.com.
By Tony B.
D'Addario flat wound strings
October 16, 2009
Tried a different brand and come running back to the D'Addario flat Chromes, Just can't beat them. Sound, smoothness and looong life. What more could I want...
By Len D.
September 29, 2009
These strings last and sound great!!






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



Al DiMeola uses EJ16 and ECG24.


"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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