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D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings  

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Gauges 50-70-85-105.

Chromes Flatwound Bass strings are wound and then polished to produce an incredibly smooth surface.

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Overview

Gauges 50-70-85-105.

Chromes Flatwound Bass 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 that's right for you.

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D'AddarioECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings
 
4.5

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (4)
  • Good tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Really bring out tone of bass

I put a set of D'Addario ECB82 flats on my 2001 Fender Fretless Jazz bass, as I was unimpressed with the factory strings. I could immediately notice a difference in tone. These strings...Read complete review

I put a set of D'Addario ECB82 flats on my 2001 Fender Fretless Jazz bass, as I was unimpressed with the factory strings. I could immediately notice a difference in tone. These strings do produce the warm sound they advertise. And if you think that all flats have poor sustain, you are most certainly wrong. These strings allow for long sustain even when playing notes high on the fretboard. While I prefer roundwounds for slapping and popping, you can easily pop and slap on these strings, although they do not feel as responsive as roundwounds in my opinion. The only thing I don't like is that the G string sounds a little too bright for my liking. These are great strings, and no matter what type of bass you own, I am sure you will be satisfied.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

No bad, but not impressed

I've been testing the Flatwound market for a bit now. Now these string are not bad it's just they lack in tone. No real bottom end warmth or top end brightness that I can...Read complete review

I've been testing the Flatwound market for a bit now. Now these string are not bad it's just they lack in tone. No real bottom end warmth or top end brightness that I can get out of other strings. The tension is good,quality feels good and I'm sure these string would last a long time. They just sounded dead and have no sustain. :( So far the Fender 9050M flatwounds have been the best for tone and DR Legends for smoothness (dull tone too). It's too bad I was really hoping they would be me new string of choice.

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5.0

Awesome strings.

By Beginner

from Mississippi

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

      I am still learning to play, These strings really help with string noise, and they sound great.

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      4.0

      squire p-bass and fender rumble25 absolutely awesome!!

      By wannabe

      from Rochester New york

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

        Fender just keeps on putting out top notch equipment year in and year out i am forever greatful thankyou fender

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        4.0

        Nice sound / good feel

        By Axiom71

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

          Bought a new bass and wanted to swap out the round wounds for a flat wound. I like the feel and finger slide I get with flats. They have a dull gray finish and look nice on the bass. The wraps are dark blue at the ends. Overall, the sound is nice, plenty of brightness for flats, smooth under the fingers, good sustain. I have only had them on for a week now, so no idea about longevity. Still, a great string for the price.

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          3.0

          No bad, but not impressed

          By Aydn

          from Denver, Co

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Feel Smooth
          • Good Tension

          Cons

          • No Sustain
          • Poor Tone Quality

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

          I've been testing the Flatwound market for a bit now. Now these string are not bad it's just they lack in tone. No real bottom end warmth or top end brightness that I can get out of other strings. The tension is good,quality feels good and I'm sure these string would last a long time. They just sounded dead and have no sustain. :( So far the Fender 9050M flatwounds have been the best for tone and DR Legends for smoothness (dull tone too). It's too bad I was really hoping they would be me new string of choice.

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          5.0

          Great Strings!

          By Gliderider06

          from Wichita, KS

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

            I started putting on D'Addorio flatwound strings a couple of years ago, and won't use anything else now. Their tone is great and I seldom have to retune my bass as these strings stay in tune really well. I have recommended these strings to other players and they love them too! I highly recommend these strings!

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            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great strings - no noise

            By bloomfieldblues

            from Bloomfield, MI

            Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

            I was tired of the noise from the round wound strings and decided to try flat wound. All the dire predictions of loss of brightness did not materialize, they sound great. Strings are easy to install with a little attention to detail. We'll see if they last as long as round wound.

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            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            AHH......This Guage!

            By Fender Addict.

            from Rio De Jeniro, Brazil

            Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

            I've played Chromes in the past in the 45-100 guage. While I liked them I felt that they liked something. I recently put a set of these on my P-Bass {50-105's}, and what a difference! My lows are rich and full. Mids are barky with a nice aggressive growl, and my highs are bright and even sounding. Im going to put these on my Jazz Bass as well. Nice, Full, sparkly Tone!!

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            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            nice strings for standards and jazz

            By John G.

            from Pleasant Hill, CA

            Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

            I've put these strings on several basses, all of which came with roundwound strings that have too much finger noise for the kind of music I play. These flatwounds eliminate that problem and have a nice rich, organic sound. They particularly stand out on my acoustic/electric bass guitar, giving a really pretty sound, but they are nice on regular electric bass guitars as well. I would recommend them.

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            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            all i can say is WOW

            By flounder102Bass

            from OKC

            Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

            its my fist time puttin Daddario Flatwounds on my 2002 Fender MIA P Bass and i was impressed of these strings. they have the Best Warm Tone you can get out there. i never knew the string will Be that warm of a tone they sound great for Blues and i Love them

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            (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Really bring out tone of bass

            By Scott Simontis

            from Alpharetta, GA

            Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

            I put a set of D'Addario ECB82 flats on my 2001 Fender Fretless Jazz bass, as I was unimpressed with the factory strings. I could immediately notice a difference in tone. These strings do produce the warm sound they advertise. And if you think that all flats have poor sustain, you are most certainly wrong. These strings allow for long sustain even when playing notes high on the fretboard. While I prefer roundwounds for slapping and popping, you can easily pop and slap on these strings, although they do not feel as responsive as roundwounds in my opinion. The only thing I don't like is that the G string sounds a little too bright for my liking. These are great strings, and no matter what type of bass you own, I am sure you will be satisfied.

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