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D'Addario Electric Guitar Chromes Flat Wound Medium, .013 - .056, ECG26

D'Addario Electric Guitar Chromes Flat Wound Medium, .013 - .056, ECG26
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By Andre L.
D'Addario Chromes
January 24, 2017
Best strings for jazz. They are better than more expensive flats. I even use them on non-electric instruments like my flat top. And they last forever!
By Matthew J.
ecg 26
June 5, 2011
I have been using these strings for many years on an old Epiphone with a newer Benedetto pickup, and an L5, plus a variety of other archtops and semi-acoustics. Your great price is important to me because I change my strings often. These are by far the best strings for the money. Nostalgically, I wish newly manufactured strings had the sound of the old "genuine" heavy gauge product. These strings are super superb with newer guitars. Highly recommended.
By Eric P.
D'Addario ECG26
May 22, 2011
Nice strings that most music stores won't carry. I use a Benedetto Bucky Pizzarelli 7 string so I always buy a matching number of EC .065s. Great service and always in stock. Thanks.
By Megan H.
great strings & price!
March 16, 2011
Great strings at about a third of what I'd have to pay retail, when they're even in stock!
By alan U.
D'Addario Chromes XL 13 -56 gauge
January 21, 2011
Great service on delivery thanks !!!, am a real fan of these strings,they give a nice and warm "jazzy" feel to my playing ,have used them for about 2-3 yrs now on my "Peerless Jazz City "which has been fitted last year with a Benedetto B6 humbucker p/up and the strings are a great match with this ,Thanks again for an excellent product and great prices!!
By Frank
January 19, 2011
Any D'Addario string set, is pretty much the best string out there for the money, and the service at Just Strings is always extremely fast, and the prices great!
Thank You!
Frankie J. in Santa Fe
By Rhytm G.
D'Addario Flat Chromes
November 28, 2010
I use these and the lites 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 Paris C.
September 10, 2010
Love these strings, I've tried a lot of flatwounds and was turned on to these by Johnny A. I use them on a Gibson L-5. for jazz, blues and rock. They have just enough brightness and last a long time.
By Vance M.
June 14, 2010
I love everything! I've used this product for a long time, and now I have a reliable source! Thanks!!!
By Richard B.
D'Addario Electric Guitar Chromes
March 22, 2010
Great strings for jazz guitar! You would have to pay far more for better strings, such as Thomastik-Infeld from Austria. But these do just fine to evoke that warm, fat jazz tone that we all love. They give you the tone, but also the action that you desire in a jazz guitar.






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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