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D'Addario ECB81-5 Chromes XL Flatwound Bass Strings - Light Gauge  

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D'Addario ECB81-5 Chromes XL Bass Flatwood Strings are in gauges 45-65-80-100-132. These bass guitar strings have a high finish ribbon wound, soft gauge, and long scale.

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D'Addario ECB81-5 Chromes XL Bass Flatwood Strings are in gauges 45-65-80-100-132. These bass guitar strings have a high finish ribbon wound, soft gauge, and long scale.

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 that's right for you.

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D'AddarioECB81-5 Chromes XL Flatwound Bass Strings - Light Gauge
 
5.0

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5.0

My favorite bass strings

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from Meridian, ID

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario ECB81-5 Chromes XL Flatwound Bass Strings - Light Gauge:

    I've used many different brands and types of strings. Now, I use these flat wounds for everything. I play classic rock, old and new country, and some heavy metal. And while heavy metal really sounds a little better with round wounds, I just simply crank up the treble on my LTD B-334 and you can hardly tell the difference.
    I'm not going back to any other string. I found what I like.

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    5.0

    Chromes on my stingray -5

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    from Middle River,Maryland

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Great sound
    • Less Fret Noise
    • Smooth Feel

    Cons

    • Can't Find A 6 String Set

    Best Uses

    • Blues
    • Classic Rock
    • Jazz

    Comments about D'Addario ECB81-5 Chromes XL Flatwound Bass Strings - Light Gauge:

    Love the feel and the sound.

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    5.0

    Sadly too short...

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    from Boston, MA

    Comments about D'Addario ECB81-5 Chromes XL Flatwound Bass Strings - Light Gauge:

    I was excited to try these on my Traben Array 5, but despite being labelled as "Long Scale" the windings end two inches short of the nut. If you intent to use these on a 35" scale string-through body bass, find something else unless you aren't going to use fret# 1. I can't hold it against D'A, these are obviously great strings. They feel fantastic, just not long enough...

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Pleasently surprised...

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    from McMInnville , Oregon

    Comments about D'Addario ECB81-5 Chromes XL Flatwound Bass Strings - Light Gauge:

    In all honesty when I ordered these wires for my new fretless bass, I Chose them simply because they were light gauge,and inexpensive. But when I played them for the first time I was VERY pleased with the feel, and tone of them. My bass has active/passive pups at the flip of a switch and a three band active EQ so I was able to get a wide range of sounds out of them with very little EQ tweaking at the amp, from warm and mellow to in your face punchy. I'm planning on putting a set of these on my Fiance's fretted bass as well for her to enjoy.I highly recommend these wires, especially if you play fretless bass.

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    (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    D'Addario 5-String Bass Wires

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    from Folsom, CA

    Comments about D'Addario ECB81-5 Chromes XL Flatwound Bass Strings - Light Gauge:

    As a lifetime luthier, I must admit that I was originally a bit cautious about ordering the lower priced wires for my customer's 5-string bass. I was extremely surprised, therefore, to discover that the entire restringing procedure went smoothly with no final adjustments necessary other than a few tunings to stretch the wires. The action is responsive with a very mellow tone that can be beefed up with a bit of EQ work without sacrificing any of the response. I would compare these wires to a set that would cost at least 50% more. I hope that my local Guitar Center will start carrying these wires as a standard inventory item in the future.

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