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D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings   

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Gauges 40-60-75-95.D'Addario XL Chromes Flatwound Bass strings are famed for their smooth feel and great tone. The strings are wound and then polishe...Read More

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Easy on the fingers.

Gauges 40-60-75-95.

D'Addario XL Chromes Flatwound Bass strings are famed for their smooth feel and great tone. The 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 of strings that's right for your bass.


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D'AddarioECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Concerts (4)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

So far...

Maybe the ratings which I gave to the D'Addario ECB80 strings are deflated, but the reason that I would not give a straight 5.0 score is because there just might be a better set...Read complete review

Maybe the ratings which I gave to the D'Addario ECB80 strings are deflated, but the reason that I would not give a straight 5.0 score is because there just might be a better set of flatwound bass strings out there.So far, I haven't found that better set.I've had good results with other flatwound strings until I acquired a Rogue AB-304 acoustic electric bass. Not wishing to use the stock roundwound strings which came with the instrument, I decided on using a set of flatwounds only to discover that the E string wouldn't fit through the bridge. I wasn't going to risk ruining the bridge by trying to drill into the bridge to accomodate the .100 size E string and I didn't want to pay a luthier to work on or replace the bridge.The solution was as simple as a different set of strings with narrower E string.The D'Addario ECB80XL strings, so far, have exceeded the quality of other brands that I've used.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

mellow sound, great feel

they feel great, but are almost too mellow, limited sustain. not great for fast notes-clarity disappears

they feel great, but are almost too mellow, limited sustain. not great for fast notes-clarity disappears

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5.0

Great Value Great Sound, what's not to like

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings:

These strings sounded GREAT, love the smooth feel and soft touch. I purchased this set for a customers Squire fretless J-bass and he also loved the feel and sound of these strings. And, as always Musicians Friend provided super fast (free) shipping and great communication.

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5.0

Great buy

By 'ol Roy

from Hot Springs, AR.

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings:

    These stings are really smooth and quit. They have a mellow tone that is not "twangy". Good all around use...

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I will buy these strings again for sure.

    By Bassman

    from Hutchinson, Kansas

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings:

      I needed to get the buzz out of the instrument and the flat-wounds worked nicely.

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      5.0

      Wonderful Feel

      By Jan

      from undisclosed

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Smooth To Play

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings:

        Remembered the flat wound strings I had on my first P-Bass which I bought from Mel Bay in the late '60s. Replaced the round wound strings that were on a pawnshop bass I recently bought with these flat wound. They are so smooth to play and sound great.

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        5.0

        Just what I needed for the GreatGrandson

        By bassman39

        from St. Helens, OR

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Consistent

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings:

            They are what I needed for the great-grandson age 8 so he would hurt his little fingers.
            Thank You

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            "I Love It!"

            By Grandpa Joe.

            from North Aurora, illinois

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings:

              I love the smooth feel & the brite tone that I get from the strings. Unusual for flat wound bass string.

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              mellow sound, great feel

              By fingas

              from CO

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              Pros

              • Consistent

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings:

                they feel great, but are almost too mellow, limited sustain. not great for fast notes-clarity disappears

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                5.0

                ECB80 XL CHROMES FLAT WOUND BASS STRINGS

                By Russ

                from Duvall WA.

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings:

                  THESE STRINGS ARE EASY ON THE FRETS, THE FRET BOARD AND THE EARS. I JUST LOVE THE WARM SOUND THAT THEY CREATE.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  flatwounds RULE!

                  By Johnny Wardell

                  from Charleston, S.C.

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings:

                    these are great strings for a mellow sound, and are easy on your fingers.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    All i will ever buy!!!

                    Comments about D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings:

                    Im in a cover band we play a little bit of everything. I first bought a set of these for my Fender P i was told they would give me more of a country sound for our country songs. I am on my 8th set and i have them on all 4 of my basses. They are by far the best strings ive ever played and they are all i will ever play.

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