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D'Addario Electric Guitar Chromes Flat Wound Lite, .012 - .052, ECG25

D'Addario Electric Guitar Chromes Flat Wound Lite, .012 - .052, ECG25
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19 Reviews
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42% Recommend this product (8 of 19 responses)
By Harry
Boston, Massachusetts
Great strings for arch top jazz
May 30, 2022
Warm, clean tone. Great value.
By Johnny D.
Pocatello Idaho
Best Flat Wounds out there!!!!
January 16, 2021
If you like that smooth squeak free sound these strings are what you want. I used to use another brand but when I couldn't get them anymore I thought I'd give these a try. I won't go back! If you play a lot of rhythm or a jazz these will up your game.
  • True flat wounds, noiseless.
  • None to report at this time.
By peter
chagrin falls ohio
great strings.
December 18, 2020
very mellow tone and quiet fingering
By Bob
St. George, UT
September 28, 2020
Like the flat wounds much better than the regular strings
By Anonymous
Springfield, Oregon
Flatwound Strings
September 15, 2020
I really prefer these strings both for the feel and warm fat tone.
The service at Just Strings is always very good.
By Gregory
Excellent jazz flatwounds.
June 1, 2020
I use these on my Ibanez Artcore electric guitar. They have a mellow jazz tone and not much finger noise.
By Charles A.
East Hampton, NY
warm sound
November 9, 2019
I only use Daddario 11s and 12s on my 165 Gibson and Dangelico jazz box, very good product
By Tyler
San Francisco, CA
November 8, 2019
This is what you want for your Jaguar to get spectacular surfin' sounds.
By Robert
Squeakless Brightness
June 27, 2014
Perfect for the semi-hollow. No squeaks and there's more tonal variety than some flats which are definitely in the heavier gauge/mellow jazz category. These strings are more flexible than some roundwounds of the same gauge. Chromes for the semi; LaBella or Pyramids for the archtop. Done.
By Brian K.
D'Addario Chrome Flat Wound
September 4, 2011
I've been using these strings for over twenty years. They are the best all around flats I know of. They sound nice, last forever and are very, very consistent from one set to the next. Still try other brands but I always come back to the D"Addario's.
By Rob N.
D'addario chrome 12's
August 10, 2011
I keep coming back to these strings... the sound and feel is consistent and they last a long time for me. people keep telling how great TI's and i keep trying them but i like the D'addario Chrome 12's the best and of course Just Strings offers great prices and service!!!
D'Addario Chromes
June 5, 2011
As far as I'm concerned all flatwounds are more or less the same irregardless of brand, so for me its all about price and availability. D'Addarios have been in my experience the most readily findable strings on the market, and one of the most affordable (only being slightly beaten out by Just String's pricing on Roto Sounds and D'Angelicos.....of which neither brands are as locatable in a "pinch").
By Steve M.
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April 22, 2011
Great strings.
I have a Washburn J-6. They are smooth and easy to play.
By Byrd
Warmth and reliability
March 19, 2011
These strings not only bring warmth to my 335, but I can comfortably rely on them for staying in tune with reduced breakage. Just Stings price completes the package. I will definitely buy my future strings from them.
By Phil K.
D'Addario Electric Flatwound Chromes
March 6, 2011
Just what the doctor ordered. I get such a nice warm tone from these strings--it's changed not only what I play but how I play it. They stay in tune much longer, too. And I can't find a better price anywhere. Thanks so much.
By Rythm G.
D'Addario Flat Chromes
November 28, 2010
I use these and the mediums on my Epi Regent II. They stay in tune from the get-go. Like all flat wounds they don't last as long because of all the hand oils, guitar lube and grease that gets under the ribbon. But I like these because they sound just as good as the more expensive variety and last just as long. Wish I could buy them in bulk though.
By bobby
September 6, 2010
Been using chromes for about 10 years on my archtop, found them to be the best flatwound out there. I can leave them on for about 3 months playing regularly and they still sound good.
By Eiichi Y.
D'Addario Flat12s
April 23, 2010
It is not ant-irust, but it is OK.
November 16, 2009
Yhey sound good at first but go flat sounding after a short time like a dull sound.






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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