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D'Addario ECB81M Chromes Flat Wound Electric Bass Strings Light Medium Scale

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D'Addario ECB81M Chromes Regular Light Medium Scale Electric Bass Strings are famed for their smooth feel and warm, mellow tone. The strings are wound using an outer flattened, "ribbon" wire which is then polished to a smooth finish. Chromes deliver a deep, rich low-end tone that's ideal for jazz and R&B, but also has applications in contemporary p...  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
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Overview

D'Addario ECB81M Chromes Regular Light Medium Scale Electric Bass Strings are famed for their smooth feel and warm, mellow tone. The strings are wound using an outer flattened, "ribbon" wire which is then polished to a smooth finish. Chromes deliver a deep, rich low-end tone that's ideal for jazz and R&B, but also has applications in contemporary pop music.

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Gauges: 45, 65, 80, 100
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D'AddarioECB81M Chromes Flat Wound Electric Bass Strings Light Medium Scale
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GOOD GRAVY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Fenderlover-J-78

from Bethlehem, Georgia

Comments about D'Addario ECB81M Chromes Flat Wound Electric Bass Strings Light Medium Scale:

I have a Squier Vintage Jazz Bass, and although it's an awesome instrument (probably one of the best I've ever played, even better than some American Fenders), it was still missing something that I have tried to figure out for 5 months, and have tried to find by changing settings, lowering the bridge saddles, everything. These strings are what I've been missing. They provide me with the cleanliness, depth, and percussiveness that you find with the best funk/jazz sounds, and the flat out rattley punch that one hears in prog rock. (RUSH RULES!!) I didn't expect such an incredible sound (not just mellowness or smoothness added to my bass, but an absolutely perfect redefinition of the prog sound I've worked so hard to create) to come from a set of flatwounds! Now, I'm never using anything else!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Flatwound strings.

By Ian

from Columbus, OH

Comments about D'Addario ECB81M Chromes Flat Wound Electric Bass Strings Light Medium Scale:

These strings met and went beyond my expectations. They give my Ibanez a very rich, dark, and resonant tone which is absolutely great for my situation. I'd recommend them for any genre bassist. The only issue I had was with with the G string, it didn't quite fit into the nut, but all I had to do was shave a little bit off the slot.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Flatwounds ever!!!

By Bernd Wronowski

from West Palm Beach,Florida

Comments about D'Addario ECB81M Chromes Flat Wound Electric Bass Strings Light Medium Scale:

I think these are the best sounding Strings for my Fender P-bass,nice mellow tone for motown,R&B,Jazz and Funk. If you are looking for the old vintage Sound,these are the Strings for you. I highly recommend these strings for anyone looking for a new twist on sound. Pure pleasure!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfectly Fab for Hofner!

By william

from Huntington, NY

Comments about D'Addario ECB81M Chromes Flat Wound Electric Bass Strings Light Medium Scale:

When I purchased a Hofner violin bass from GC, I asked my well-respected tech in Commack to recommend a good flat wound, since my new retro bass deserved a retro string for that natural wood sound. He immediately recommended these D'Addario Chromes. The string is perfect for the Hofner because it's high quality and is the right guage and length for my bass. At first I thought the price was expensive but then I realized a great string like this would enhance the quality of the instrument. Since the GC price on the bass was good, I sprung for the strings and am glad I did. The strings are definitely as advertised...easy on the fingers and they play very smooth, giving a warm but lively sound. Play around with your instrument, amp, and/or bass box settings to give some brightness to this warm string. Sure you can get less expensive strings, but in the case of these D'Addarios, springing for something special is worth it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Do your bass a favor!

By Pete

from Atlanta, GA

Comments about D'Addario ECB81M Chromes Flat Wound Electric Bass Strings Light Medium Scale:

I have been playing on my starter bass for about two years, and since I can't afford a new bass right now, I decided to try flatwounds to refine my sound. Everything I have heard about them is true! I've been playing on these for a week now, and they have held their tune very well! The E and A strings sound particularly good--the perfect upright bass sound I was going for. They are not the most "outspoken" set of strings, but you can FEEL the notes raging through your body when you play. The strings are perfectly smooth--I love them! My only gripe with this set of strings would be the treble. Though the bottom-end is solid, note on the lower twelve frets, particularly on the G string are a little too thin for my liking. The strings are also a little bit stiffer than my last set (though the gauge is higher), but I am quickly getting used to it. I have no regrets about getting these strings! They sound and feel perfect to both my hands and ears, and I can proudly say that I play D'Addario strings. If you are skeptical about experimenting with you bass, don't be! I had started to loathe my bass, now I barely recognize her!

 
5.0

Perfect flats

By Tim

from undisclosed

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Comments about D'Addario ECB81M Chromes Flat Wound Electric Bass Strings Light Medium Scale:

This is the sound I have been looking for. Beautiful sound.

 
2.0

A bad experience

By Sean

from undisclosed

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Comments about D'Addario ECB81M Chromes Flat Wound Electric Bass Strings Light Medium Scale:

Even though the package says 'Medium scale' (my bass is medium scale, 35" from bridge - nut,) the strings were too short. They absolutely did not fit. I contacted Guitar Center to see about a credit or exchange and the associate said that string purchases are usually 'perishable,' so nothing he could do; if you try and string them they won't be in original condition. Unfortunately a bad experience for me and stuck with strings I can't use. Flat wound strings are hard to get, they have to be ordered because stores, including Guitar Center, never carry them; so what's the answer? Order several sets to find the right one and be stuck with the sets you can't use? Doesn't seem reasonable. Not happy.

 
5.0

I would but these again!

By William

from undisclosed

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Comments about D'Addario ECB81M Chromes Flat Wound Electric Bass Strings Light Medium Scale:

I purchased these to replace the factory installed round wound strings that came on my Breedlove Pursuit Acoustic Bass. Didn't like the feel of sound of the rounds or the finger noise. These worked great. Every bit as loud at the Phosphor Bronze rounds but much more mellow and reduced finger noise. Medium scale worked out great. I would recommend these for an acoustic base.

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