2021 discount D'Addario ECB82 Chromes online Bass Guitar high quality Strings, Medium, 50-105, Long Scale online sale

2021 discount D'Addario ECB82 Chromes online Bass Guitar high quality Strings, Medium, 50-105, Long Scale online sale

2021 discount D'Addario ECB82 Chromes online Bass Guitar high quality Strings, Medium, 50-105, Long Scale online sale
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Brand
D''Addario
String Material Type
Chrome
String Gauge
Heavy
Instrument
Bass Guitar

  • D''Addario''s medium gauge flatwound bass guitar set
  • Ribbon wound and polished for ultra-smooth feel and warm, mellow tone
  • Fits long scale basses with a string scale length of up to 36 1/4 inches
  • Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance
  • String Gauges: Wound .050, .070, .085, .105

MORE PUNCH, POWER & POLISH

D'Addario XL Chromes are the industry standard in flatwound bass guitar strings. They deliver a round, full low end without losing punch. Wound with flattened stainless steel ribbon wire, XL Chromes are then polished to unparalleled smoothness.

FEATURES:

  • Wrap Material: Stainless Steel
  • Wrap Construction: Flatwound
  • Coating: Uncoated
  • Number Of Strings: 4, 5
  • Scale Length: Short, Medium, Long, Super Long

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"I have been rockin' on D'Addario strings since I first started."

Gary Plays XL Chromes 11-50


"I've been using D'Addario strings for over 20 years. They're comfortable, they stay in tune, and they're very consistent."

Robben Plays XL Chromes 11-52


"I am a professional recording and touring musician with over 40 years of experience. D'Addario strings are the best sounding and reliable strings I've ever played."

Rudy Plays XL Chromes 45-100

FLATWOUND CONSTRUCTION

Flat wound strings feature precisely flattened stainless steel wrap wire that is wound and polished to provide an ultra smooth feel and a full, mellow tone.

HEX CORE CONSTRUCTION

Precision drawn hexagonal core wire was pioneered by John D'Addario Sr. in the 1930's. This innovation allows the string winding to grip the core for superior dimensional stability and intonation.

STRING WINDING

String winding equipment is designed and built by D'Addario's engineering team, producing more than half a million strings per day. Digitally-controlled string winding machines ensure productivity, accuracy, and consistency.

WIRE DRAWING

D'Addario's in-house wire drawing machines produce musical instrument wire to our exact specifications. Control over materials, equipment, and quality allows us to deliver high performance products.

XL Pro Steels XL Nickel Wound XT Coated Nickel NYXL Nickel XL Nylon Tapewound
Tone Super Bright Bright Bright Bright Mellow
Wrap Wire Alloy Stainless Steel Nickel Plated Steel Coated Nickel Plated Steel Nickel Plated Steel Flattened Black Nylon
Construction Round Wound Round Wound Round Wound Round Wound Tape Wound
Coated Uncoated Uncoated Coated (XT Treatment) Uncoated Uncoated

Product information Original Version

    Additional Information

  • ASIN: B000EEJ7Q0
  • Customer Reviews: 4.7 out of 5 stars 263Reviews
  • Best Sellers Rank:
    #6,804 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
    #30 in Bass Guitar Strings
  • Domestic Shipping : Item can be shipped within U.S. International Shipping : This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
  • Date First Available: April 13, 2004
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Q: Will these work on an acoustic bass? I know they are designed for electric bass, but I hav…

A: The tension required for these strings may be too much for an acoustic bass.
Tapewound str…

Ryan L. | 5 years ago

Q: Would you recommend these chromes over tapewound?

A: I would. But ot depends on what sound you are trying to achieve. If you want to sound like…

Silas Arnold | 5 years ago

Q: Photo and title say medium gauge, description says heavy. get it straight, amazon. same wi…

A: If the string gauge is 105-50, then that is what d’addario considers medium gauge. Use tha…

pack howitzer | 3 weeks ago

Q: I''ve been using D''Addario Nickel Round Wound 45-105 bass strings. Will these strings requ…

A: Cdub53, switching from the D''Addario 45-105''s to ECB82''s will have a minuscule, perhaps no…

Seller TheMusicStore | 7 years ago

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4.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
263 global ratings

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Eric
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Excellent!
Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2019
Color: Original Version
I have used D''Addario flats for many years. I bought this set because my tech recommended a heavier gauge than I was previously using so we could get the action a bit lower. I''m extremely glad I did! Even though the string tension increased a little, they are much more... See more
I have used D''Addario flats for many years. I bought this set because my tech recommended a heavier gauge than I was previously using so we could get the action a bit lower. I''m extremely glad I did! Even though the string tension increased a little, they are much more comfortable to play than the lighter ones. I highly recommend them.
If you aren''t very familiar with D''Addario flatwound strings, they are well worth the investment to check them out. I have spent several years stringing my basses with the ECB81 Light 45-100 set. I have now switched to this ECB82 Medium set. I have found them to be extremely stable, long-lived, comfortable and smoothe-sounding. I have one Fender Jazz that''s had the same strings for four years and I feel they are just broken in. I just can''t say enough about them. They are not zingy and bouncy like round-wound strings, but you can get a wide range out of them on the deeper, mellower side, from jazz to dub to thumpy punk to classic rock. If you play with a pick you may like them for their solid attack without stepping into the guitarists space. Overall, most bassists should have at least one bass flying flats in their arsenal. I have one with steel rounds and the rest with D''Addario flats.
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Whatevs
1.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Quality control has declined. One poorly wrapped string makes the whole set useless.
Reviewed in the United States on July 6, 2018
Color: Original Version
I''m sorry to have to give this one star. I normally buy all D''Addario strings, and I love this Chromes set. But out of the last 4 sets of strings I''ve purchased (different string types, for different instruments) of the D''Addario brand, 2 had defects. A 50% defect rate is... See more
I''m sorry to have to give this one star. I normally buy all D''Addario strings, and I love this Chromes set. But out of the last 4 sets of strings I''ve purchased (different string types, for different instruments) of the D''Addario brand, 2 had defects. A 50% defect rate is just unacceptable. This review of course is just for the one set of strings I bought through Amazon. The high G string is poorly wrapped, so the flat ribbon is not touching it''s own edge as it is wrapped around the core. This leaves the string ribbed like a normal round-wound string, although obviously with a wider effect than the thing wrap wires. I consider this unplayable. This purchase was a complete waste.
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K. Patterson
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
My favorite string.
Reviewed in the United States on February 7, 2016
Color: Original Version
Warm and punchy, these strings make even slap bass sound dark. They give a characteristic "thump" on every note and are articulate, with a good attack and sustain as you want it- play up by the fretboard and they will sustain for what feels like an eternity; play... See more
Warm and punchy, these strings make even slap bass sound dark. They give a characteristic "thump" on every note and are articulate, with a good attack and sustain as you want it- play up by the fretboard and they will sustain for what feels like an eternity; play near the bridge and they will thump and disappear before you need to fit more notes in.
These strings also have an incredible life span. If you needed too, you could play these about three times a week and make them last for 9 months (something I actually did a few years back) but with a completely original tone, these strings played in 14 musical performances, and a solid 18 gigs over the span of about 4 months on my Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass.
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mixxpitt
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
“Feel that bass” !!!
Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2018
Color: Original Version
I like these strings 50-105, the only thing is I wish that the G string was a tad brighter, maybe 100 instead of 105. Love the sound and feel of my bass now, the bass vibrates nicely and feels solid when playing the E string. Has real nice warm tones. My Fender Rumble... See more
I like these strings 50-105, the only thing is I wish that the G string was a tad brighter, maybe 100 instead of 105.
Love the sound and feel of my bass now, the bass vibrates nicely and feels solid when playing the E string. Has real nice warm tones. My Fender Rumble v3 100 even sounds much better.
I’m using the strings on a Yamaha TRBX174 and now the sound of the bass is so much better. I was about to order new pickups but decided not too, but I’m sure when I do this bass will sound incredible, I am also getting much lower action with the Flatwounds, Roundwound did not sound good on this bass and action was to high in order to get a good sound without fret buzz. I may try out a set of 45-100 FW soon. About to order a Fender Jazz bass, you can bet I will be putting FW on it !!!
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C. Varga
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Really nice strings that add new options to my sound
Reviewed in the United States on July 24, 2013
Color: Original Version
Been playing bass in a cover band that plays a wide range of mostly danceable music: Pop, Top40, R&B, Funk, anything groovy. I play two Fender Jazz Basses. One is a standard MIM and the other is a Japanese Aerodyne with P/J pickups. I have been playing Rotosound... See more
Been playing bass in a cover band that plays a wide range of mostly danceable music: Pop, Top40, R&B, Funk, anything groovy.
I play two Fender Jazz Basses. One is a standard MIM and the other is a Japanese Aerodyne with P/J pickups.
I have been playing Rotosound Swing Bass Roundwounds on both. But.... I have been noticing that with this kind of music I was always turning down the tone and bridge pickups to get a deeper sound like on most of these original tunes. Also found myself playing the Aerodyne almost all the time because of the P Bass pickup and it''s tone. Went online and researched various options for getting that genuine tone from the 60''s and 70''s and learned that Flat Wounds are where it''s at. Caught some great videos on YouTube about these strings and decided to give them a try. I''m glad I did! They are a huge step in the direction I was trying to go. Put them on the Aerodyne, gonna keep that one as my groovy axe and the MIM Jazz will keep the roundwounds for when I need to rock out and want that great lively tone they produce.

The flatwounds feel smooth slick and amazing to play. They are a bit stiffer with more thud than rounds and also have less ring. Which is good for certain kinds of music. I noticed with them I don''t have to mute open strings as much and they naturally produce more of a deeper thumpier sound. They have great sustain, so they''re not deader, just have less of the higher overtones of rounds. I also noticed that my tone knob is way more responsive with these strings than with rounds. Using the tone knob and blending in the bridge single coil pickup give me a much wider range of tones now than I ever had before. Go figure. I can also crank up the tone and the bridge pickup and get very close to a roundwound sound for certain tunes and not have to change basses.

Overall, I am very pleased with these strings and the way they have added more options to my sound. I would recommend them to anyone looking to broaden their pallet of sound or discover for themselves the deep soulful funky tones these strings produce and why they are such a big part of some of the greatest music ever recorded. MORE BASS!!
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J. VDE
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Great strings
Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2021
Color: Original Version
I''m a guitar player, but I have owned a couple of basses over the years. Putting these flatwound strings on has been the best upgrade I''ve found for a stock Classic Vibe Squier bass. They feel great, no "string squeak" while moving fingers across the strings, and they have... See more
I''m a guitar player, but I have owned a couple of basses over the years. Putting these flatwound strings on has been the best upgrade I''ve found for a stock Classic Vibe Squier bass. They feel great, no "string squeak" while moving fingers across the strings, and they have that vintage warm sound. To be fair though, I have never tried any other flatwounds. I just know the cheapo stock roundwound strings sound lame and don''t feel very good to play. If you want more thump or warmth from your stock Squier bass, try these strings before you go changing pickups. Easy to install, easy to love.
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David K.
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
high quality strings
Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2020
Color: Original Version
I put these medium gauge flat wounds on my Precision bass. They are easy to install and fit perfectly. The strings appear to be flawless and are very well constructed. I expect them to last a long time. It was a big change from round wounds because the flats are... See more
I put these medium gauge flat wounds on my Precision bass. They are easy to install and fit perfectly. The strings appear to be flawless and are very well constructed. I expect them to last a long time.
It was a big change from round wounds because the flats are perfectly smooth. They make slides effortless and blister-free! These flat wounds are much more comfortable to play than round wounds.
My only complaint is the medium gauge strings have relatively high tension and require more force to press down. They are more difficult to play, especially when new. I think I will try a lighter gauge string next time.
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Patrick B
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Excellent strings for a flatwound newbie
Reviewed in the United States on February 8, 2017
Color: Original Version
I''m primarily a guitar player and this is my first foray into flatwound strings and I was not disappointed! I put these on my Schecter Stiletto Studio 4, playing fingerstyle for heavy-ish prog/alt rock and the sound is great. The feel is unbeatable. I was slightly concerned... See more
I''m primarily a guitar player and this is my first foray into flatwound strings and I was not disappointed! I put these on my Schecter Stiletto Studio 4, playing fingerstyle for heavy-ish prog/alt rock and the sound is great. The feel is unbeatable. I was slightly concerned with the strings being to mellow for the rock style, but they have plenty of tone available to power rock or even metal. Don''t expect them to be as bright as roundwounds though.

They do sound good with a pick, but I would probably switch to roundwounds for that kind of high-attack sound.

If you''re looking for a slick, smooth and warm tone that''s still moderately lively, check these out!
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tapsjevans
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Heavy gauge, great tone and feel
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 1, 2018
As above feel and sound great 4 stars unfortunately as below Downside is the packaging: *the seal (gum) on outer packaging was unstuck *the small bag that houses the strings and adds rust protection rubs against the strings and outer packaging causing tares and holes in...See more
As above feel and sound great 4 stars unfortunately as below Downside is the packaging: *the seal (gum) on outer packaging was unstuck *the small bag that houses the strings and adds rust protection rubs against the strings and outer packaging causing tares and holes in bag. Probably rendering the whole concept useless - bad design On the plus side the strings were perfect and probably stored in a non humid environment so no problem.
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Mr. A. Bates
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Decided to give these a try after seeing various good reviews. Fairly bright for flats but not as ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 10, 2016
Decided to give these a try after seeing various good reviews. Fairly bright for flats but not as smooth to play as some and while sounded good playing in the house, they seemed to get lost a bit in the mix when playing in a band. Found that I preferred sound and feel of La...See more
Decided to give these a try after seeing various good reviews. Fairly bright for flats but not as smooth to play as some and while sounded good playing in the house, they seemed to get lost a bit in the mix when playing in a band. Found that I preferred sound and feel of La Bella FS so these were quickly replaced before a gig. Will use but not on my go to bass.
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Beaut
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 29, 2020
Put these on a p bass and get instant gratification. Bright for a flat wound. Superb sound
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Mr. G. C. Wadsworth
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Swapped out my D''Addario round wounds for these and the change in feel is just great. Gives a nice ''Motown'' sound without being
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 5, 2016
These strings are just gorgeous to play. Swapped out my D''Addario round wounds for these and the change in feel is just great. Gives a nice ''Motown'' sound without being flat or muddy, and I''ve managed to set my action lower too. Just great.
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M. Bull
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Great flatwounds
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 25, 2016
If flatwounds are your thing then you won''t go far wrong with these. Personally I think I prefer brighter strings but that''s just preference.
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