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

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1274034478047
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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 large... 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.
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Overview

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
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Long life (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

D'Addario 5-String Bass Wires

By Bob Mutchler

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.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pleasently surprised...

By Dale Scott

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My "go to" strings.

By Papa Bear

from Detroit, MI

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Smoothest flatwound w/perfect tension.

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jazz, church, old school country, Motown.

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

    These are on my StingRay 5. I have tried various brands of roundwounds, but just don't like the feel or tone of them. I have tried TI Flats, but with them the tension on my 5-string was to loose. D'Addario Chromes give me great feel that makes playing almost effortless, great bass tone that gives me that old school Motown sound that I grew up with as a kid in Detroit, very long life, and the tension is perfect - not too tight, not too sloppy. I run my bass through a GK MB112 and the combination with the StingRay and the Chromes, I get the perfect tone that fits right in with the music my group "Grace On Fire" plays at church. Plus, I play a lot of jazz and with my Boss ME-20B set to the Upright Bass setting, I fit right in with a jazz trio. These are the only strings my StingRay 5 will ever "wear".

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Highly Recommended!

    By Stingray Aaron

    from McKinney, TX

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Smooth Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Classic Rock
      • Country
      • Jazz
      • R&B
      • Reggae

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

      I've played round wound bass strings for over 20 years, and I was never truly satisfied with the tone when playing classic rock, country, jazz, reggae, R&B, gospel, etc. Recently, I switched to a Music Man Stingray 5 HH with a maple neck, and it is made for a brighter sound than my previous bass. It forced me to look into flat wound strings to balance out the tone, and it led me to D'Addario XL Chrome flats. These are my new go-to strings. They have a great mellow tone with enough brightness to cut through the mix. I usually plug straight into the board (no pedals, amp) so it's important for my bass alone to create the tone. I've also noticed way less fret buzz and clicking with the flat strings. Every bass player needs to try flats at least once! You may never go back to rounds. They last longer and don't eat your frets. Also, the long scale set is perfect for my 34' scale bass.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My favorite bass strings

      By Barefoot Bob

      from Meridian, ID

      About Me Professional Musician

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      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.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sadly too short...

        By Daniel Powell

        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...

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome

        By Coffin nail

        from Tx

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

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

          They fit my bass like a glove

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Chromes on my stingray -5

          By Jackhammer

          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.

           
          5.0

          Try them, love them.

          By Don on the Bass

          from Sandy, UT

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          Verified Buyer

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

          Love these strings. Easy on the fingers and hold tuning very well. Great sound on my Ibanez SR375 fretless.

           
          5.0

          Smooth, warm, inspiring

          By RomeoU

          from Allentown, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

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

            I bought my first set 3 yrs ago for a Yamaha rbx 4-string and loved the touch, tonal quality and consistency in tuning. Had to get them for my new Reverend. They fit my Reverend Mercalli 5-string perfectly! I had the GC tech install them thru the body; no issues with 34" scale length. The B string tension and tone is solid!. The smooth feel of the strings makes playing fast gospel and Motown riff a breeze! Great for palm muted picking for vintage rock sound. It inspires my playing with smooth note slides. If you like to slap, consider other string types. Regardless, they are versatile for pop ballads, indie Christian worship, electronic dance music, electro pop, etc. Every player should give them a try. I now refuse to play bass without flats!

            (0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Bass Strings

            By Stevie

            from Akron Ohio

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Too bright sounding

              Best Uses

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

                Fender 5 string J Bass

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