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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

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
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These are my favorite LIGHT flats

By Bill

from Southern Colorado

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

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

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

So far...

By Patrick James McKenna

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great strings for acoustic bass

By Mike

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.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bought 1 for me--then for a friend

By cowboy

from PA

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

      We PLAY AT A DINNER ON TUESDAYS AND THERE ARE A LOT OF BASS PLAYERS IN THE CROWD WHO ROTATE PLAYING THE 4 HOURS AND THEY ALL LOVE MY NEW BASE NOW THAT I HAVE THE NEW STRINGS

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Wake up Your Bass

      By Ben

      from Tallahassee, Florida

      Site Member

      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.

       
      5.0

      If These Strings were Butter and My Fingers were a Hot Knife

      By Willis

      from undisclosed

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

      Played Rotosound roundwound standard gauged for my near entirety of bass playing. Eventually switched over to their flatwounds and was able to get a much more classic "motown" like vibe on my precision bass. I always felt that my bass strings were always a little stiff and thought maybe I'd try a lighter gauge. While some of that nice thump that I loved is not nearly as prominent, these bass strings are ridiculous. Never thought I'd be able to bend a whole step on my bass guitar with ease. I've had a blast playing on these and would recommend them for anyone who still wants a nice vintage thump to their sound, but likes going super easy on their fingers.

       
      5.0

      Nice Strings For My Acoustic Bass Guitar

      By Kim

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

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

      I wanted flat wound bass strings for an acoustic bass guitar, because I'm wasn't particularly fond of typical acoustic bass strings--the feel or the sound. I also wanted the convenience of grabbing my acoustic bass and playing for a couple of minutes (grab 'n gig) without the inconvenience of plugging in my go-to electric bass. So, I installed a set of flat wounds strings, but the tension required to tune the strings bowed the neck horribly. I decided to try a lighter gauge set of flats and the D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes were the answer. Now my strings are nice and low with no fret buzz whatsoever. I couldn't be more pleased with the setup results and play-ability of my 'new' acoustic bass.

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