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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 woun...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 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
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Long life (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (4)

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5.0

Great flat wound strings!

By Robes

from undisclosed

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    I put these on my '61 Reissue Hofner Cavern bass and they were just what was needed. The LaBella beatle Bass strings that I had on prior broke at the bridge much too easily and I read that same thing had happened to another reviewer. I will stick with D'Addario XL Chrome Flats for my Hofner from now on and they are priced much better than all other medium scale flats (at a proper gauge) for Hofner basses. I use the new D'Addario NYXL nickel round wounds on my solid body basses and those strings are killer !
    Thumbs up!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love these strings.

    By Jimmy bass player.

    from Ky

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I play country music professionally on a Gibson SG Standard bass. These flat wound strings help tone down some of the SG's growl. They seem to get warmer with age. The Chromes on there now are a year old and haven't lost any resonance. In fact, I've decided to keep playing them for a while longer before changing.

         
        5.0

        Excellent, all around use

        By Bassbill

        from Midwest, USA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Good alternative to the 'round sound'

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

        I use these strings on most of my basses.
        Love the sound - they knock off a little of the top end screechiness of most rounds without sounding dull, and they still retain brightness.

        I use them on short scale basses with string through bodies, like the Fender Mustang.
        I also have them on some short scale basses with a standard bridge.
        On those, there's about a half wrap of the thick part of the string around the tuner
        on the E string, but it has never caused any problem for me.

        They feel good on my fingers, are reasonably priced, and might provide the sound
        you're looking for.

         
        5.0

        These strings can do it!

        By DonP

        from Central Tennessee

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Great Tone
        • Work well in all music styles

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pefect for every occasin

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

          Mechanically easy on fret wires, long lasting tonal behavior, capable of being eq'd to meet tough musical tone requirements, soft to the touch so long periods of playing aren't painful, especially to younger or new players still developing calouses.

           
          5.0

          Check the scale

          By maevinj

          from GA

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          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Love these strings. Gets rid of the clank of rounds, but still has some round tone to it. As noted in the title of the review, check to make sure you're buying the right scale length. The medium scale is not good for through body stringing(or at least mine). Luckily my bass can be strung either way, so I wasn't tsol.

               
              5.0

              Favorite strings

              By JRL

              from New Orleans

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Long Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

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

                Use Chromes on all of my bass guitars.

                 
                5.0

                A+

                By kw

                from PA

                Verified Buyer

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

                A+

                 
                5.0

                I will buy this product again and again

                By Rogo

                from Springfield Ohio

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

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

                  These are the best bass strings I have ever used!!! I also use this brand on my Flat top Guitars and also my Mandolins, I have never been let down so far. I would recommend to anyone to use these strings, They are great.

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