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D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings  

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Gauges 40-60-75-95.

D'Addario XL Chromes Flatwound Bass strings are famed for their smooth feel and great tone. The strings are wound and then polished to produce an incredibly smooth surface... Read More

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Gauges 40-60-75-95.

D'Addario XL Chromes Flatwound Bass strings are famed for their smooth feel and great tone. The strings are wound and then polished to produce an incredibly smooth surface.

D'Addario is the world's largest manufacturer of strings for musical instruments. Many top guitarists won't play any other brand. Regardless of your playing style, D'Addario has a set of strings that's right for your bass.

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D'AddarioECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings
 
4.8

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5.0

Wake up Your Bass

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from Tallahassee, Florida

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Comments about D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings:

I have owned a vintage EB-2 since 1968 and have always played round wounds on it. Honestly, the guitar is semi-retired, but I do still play it occasionally. However, as my bass and I have aged I have found round wound strings to be harder on my fingers and on the guitar's frets. With my new D'Addario ECB80's in hand, I took my EB-2 in for its first-ever visit to a professional and very meticulous guitar technician/mystical guru. (I know, go ahead and flog me for the delay.) After a much-needed neck adjustment, a proper fret dressing, servicing of the electronics, and the installation of the new strings my bass now plays amazingly well. The strings are easy on the fingers. The feel is absolutely smooth and silky. The 40-95 gauge strings work perfectly on the vintage EB-2. They provide plenty of boom from the single humbucker without putting too much pressure on the neck or the neck joint. I highly recommend giving the ECB80's an audition.

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5.0

Great strings for acoustic bass

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from Bend OR

Comments about D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings:

I wanted to move to flat wound strings on my Breedlove acoustic bass to get a more mellow sound. I had been using D' Addario EXP PBB170 round wound strings but I decided they were too bright. I tried some Fender 9050L flat wound strings and had to remove some of the thread wrap around the low E string (.100) to get it to fit through the bridge and it was still a really tight fit. The heavier gauge Fender strings played a hair sharp going up the neck even with the truss rod adjusted. The D'Addario Chromes ECB80 are a lighter gauge and have a .095 low E string that fits through the bridge no problem. The lighter gauge strings also play a little flatter up the neck so they play in tune better up the neck. I love the smooth feel of the flat wound strings and there is less fret buzzing when my finger pressure behind the fret isn't perfect. Acoustically they are not as load as the round wound strings but that is not a problem for me.

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4.0

So far...

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from St.Marys, GA

Comments about D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings:

I won't give a 5 Star rating because somewhere there has to be a better set of strings. The better strings are probably made by D'Addario. I had some problems finding replacement strings for a Rogue AB-304 acoustic electric bass. The low E string wouldn't fit bridge. I finally decided to try out a set of D'Addario ECB80 strings. The .095 sized E string fit. (The other strings were also an easy fit.) These strings exceeded my expectations. For anyone who is in the process of breaking the epidemic addiction to roundwound strings, I highly recommend the D'Addario ECB80.

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5.0

These are my favorite LIGHT flats

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from Southern Colorado

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I've tried a bunch of different brands and I keep coming back to the ECB80XL. Very SMOOTHE. Try them, you'll like them.

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