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D'Addario Electric Bass Half Round Pure Nickel Regular Long, .050 - .105, ENR72

D'Addario Electric Bass Half Round Pure Nickel Regular Long, .050 - .105, ENR72
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14% Recommend this product (1 of 7 responses)
By Jon P.
Beacon NY
Looking for a good compromise
July 18, 2021
I bought these strings to restring a vintage Guild Pilot bass that I plan to use extensively in the studio. I was looking for strings that would have a warm, but lively sound. I also wanted something that would be more resistant to finger noise than round wound strings.
So I thought I would try D'Addario half round strings I have a long history using D'Addario strings on various instruments and I trust them to be well made.
I did have to look a little bit to find them in 105 gauge, but Just Strings had them in stock and shipped them promptly.
The strings went on fine. I appreciate the minimal, eco-friendly packaging. After setting up and intonating the bass, the strings seem to be doing their job much as I had envisioned.
I did some recording and they sounded good. I prefer my strings broken in, so time will tell, but I am encouraged that D'Addario half round 105's will prove to be a good choice for this bass.
ProsWarm, bright tone. Less finger noise. Well crafted, easy to set up, eco friendly packaging
By kevin
December 13, 2012
Too dead for a half-round. Fender flats are brighter.
D'Addario Bass Half Round Strings
February 2, 2011
Nice strings that I've been using for the last couple of years. They sound like a good set of "broken in", fairly bright roundwounds...but, with much less finger noise.
By Brian
Great string for covering lots of styles
November 6, 2010
These are great strings to use if you need to cover a lot of different styles on one bass. They are basically flats that you can play rock with. You can go from warm, vintage or jazz-style tones to brighter rock styles just with your tone control. And if have multiple pickups, that just means even more tonal control and fine tuning.
By Ed
Love/Hate Relationship
October 27, 2010
I love the sound and smoothness but hate the feel. Whatever the reason is for that sticky coating, I could do without it. If it wasn't for that I would give it 5 stars.
By James C.
Half Rounds
September 22, 2010
It's the only string I'll use on my P or G&L L2000, just the right amount of brightness without all that string noise.
By Rickytoons
August 5, 2010
I used these on my '75 Jazz bass and used to use flats for a nicer jazzy sound. My luthier suggested I go for half rounds for a cleaner sound. I have been using these for a couple of years now and I really like they way they sound. They have a very unusual feel right out of the box. Almost sticky. I guess it's the ground down windings, but as they stretch and break-in, they seem to settle down. Very smooth on the fingers, yet still have a nice ring to them.






1st G

Pure Nickel Half Round Wound



2nd D

Pure Nickel Half Round Wound



3rd A

Pure Nickel Half Round Wound



4th E

Pure Nickel Half Round Wound




"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 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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