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The D'Addario ECB81 XL Chromes flatwound bass strings are the premium choice for bassists seeking a warm, vintage tone with a silky-smooth feel. Constructed of polished stainless steel, these flatwound strings provide a rich, mellow tone perfect for jazz, R&B and Motown-inspired styles. The flatwound design also eliminates string noise and reduces finger friction for unparalleled comfort. Whether you're a seasoned studio pro or an aspiring bassist looking to develop your own signature sound, the D'Addario ECB81 XL Chromes are an essential tool for your musical journey.

Flatwound Design Delivers a Vintage Tone

The ECB81 XL Chromes feature a flatwound design in which the outer winding is polished to a smooth, flat surface. This results in a warm, mellow tone reminiscent of upright bass sounds popular in jazz and early rock music. The flatwound construction also provides a silky feel under the fingers by reducing string noise and minimizing finger drag. For bassists seeking a retro tone and playing experience, the ECB81 XL Chromes are the premier choice.

Stainless Steel Construction for Lasting Tone

The ECB81 XL Chromes are constructed of high-quality stainless steel chosen for its ability to hold up to the demands of frequent playing while maintaining tonal integrity over time. Stainless steel strings tend to last longer than other materials and are highly resistant to corrosion. This means your D'Addario strings will continue to produce a rich, balanced tone even after many hours of playing. The EXB81 XL Chromes Regular Light Flatwound bass strings come in a gauge range of .45 to .100.

Versatile and Comfortable

Whether you prefer to play with fingers or a pick, the ECB81 XL Chromes offer a comfortable playing experience. The smooth, polished surface glides effortlessly across the frets while the stainless steel construction provides enough tension and flexibility for any playing style. This combination of comfort and versatility makes the ECB81 XL Chromes an excellent choice for bassists of all skill levels and genres.

D'Addario ECB81 XL Chromes Flatwound Bass Strings
D'Addario ECB81 XL Chromes Flatwound Bass Strings
D'Addario ECB81 XL Chromes Flatwound Bass Strings

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