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D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings 

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Gauges 50-70-85-105.Chromes Flatwound Bass strings are wound and then polished to produce an incredibly smooth surface.D'Addario is the world's large...Click To Read More About This Product

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Smooth feel and great tone.

Gauges 50-70-85-105.

Chromes Flatwound Bass 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 that's right for you.


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D'AddarioECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings
 
4.9

(based on 54 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (32)
  • Consistent (28)
  • Well built / quality (22)
  • Long life (18)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (24)
  • Concerts (23)
  • Back-up (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Professional musician (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wow!

I play my instruments stock, meaning I don't change nothing physical but strings. I've wasted too much money on the instrument manufacturer's string brand and effort and self-doubt entered in. After a week...Read complete review

I play my instruments stock, meaning I don't change nothing physical but strings. I've wasted too much money on the instrument manufacturer's string brand and effort and self-doubt entered in. After a week those strings felt like rubber bands. Got the Chromes medium stock set yesterday and my playing is back! They're huge on sound, tone but they allow me to play fearless and fearless is what this professional bassist is all about.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Strings are fine. Delivery not.

MF occasionally uses my old billing and shipping info. Even after confirming that they have removed this from their computers. So the strings went to an old address and had to be forwarded to...Read complete review

MF occasionally uses my old billing and shipping info. Even after confirming that they have removed this from their computers. So the strings went to an old address and had to be forwarded to me. This I will try again to rectify with their customer service which is normally very good.
Strings are excellent and if you play fretless I would suggest these over anything else out there....even the ones costing three times as much.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Flats For Round Users!

Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

I was a hardcore rounds-only user - until I tried these.

If you properly EQ your bass/amp you can get that classic "round" tone you want with none of the annoying string squeak, etc. that are so annoying, but unavoidable with rounds. Yeah, amazing but true. All the tone/sonic qualities of rounds with all the advantages (easier-on-fingers, less wear and tear on frets, etc.) of flats.

Works especially well with active basses. Also, works great by using a Tech 21 VT Bass pedal to help shape the sound

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow!

By That Girl You Know

from Lake Ridge, Virginia

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Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

Honestly, I was doing some recording and needed new bass strings for my 2002 Lefty Fender Jazz Bass (Mex) and had bought the D'Addario in a medium brights as recommended to me and I hated them. Other users had great things to say about the Chromes so I thought I'd give them a try. If your goal is to hear the bass sound and not string movement or the string making contact with the fret, these are your strings. I can't get enough! So smooth sounding! Very rich! Absolutely perfect, I'll never try/buy any other set! You will not be disappointed!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smooth as Butta

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

These strings are so nice, they make me feel like im playing a bass that's $3,000.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow!

By Gunther

from Central Florida

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • How I've wasted money on other strings.
  • Long Life
  • Medium gauge Chrome perfect touch.
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Strong in strength and output for anything.

    Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

    I play my instruments stock, meaning I don't change nothing physical but strings. I've wasted too much money on the instrument manufacturer's string brand and effort and self-doubt entered in. After a week those strings felt like rubber bands. Got the Chromes medium stock set yesterday and my playing is back! They're huge on sound, tone but they allow me to play fearless and fearless is what this professional bassist is all about.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sticking with the Chromes

    By DWR_Bass

    from Chapel Hill, NC

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

      I have been using these for years and they haven't let me down. I just recently replaced a set I have had on my bass for years. I only replaced it because we are in the recording process and I felt my tone was lacking a little from the ancient strings. The new set feels great, but They will really start to shine after the newness wears off in a week or so.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      D'Addario Best Strings in the World!

      By maddog

      from newburgh, ny

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Rich, rich, rich tone.
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

        Been using D'Addario bass strings since 1980. Won't use anything else. Fat tone. These strings don't go dead ever. The flatwounds are thunderous and punchy. Want a sixties vibe? These are the strings.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        We like

        By mrxexon

        from Pacific Northwest USA

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

          These were a little metallic sounding when I first put them on. But after a couple of days and a retuning, they have become warm and sensual.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Strings.

          By czyfox

          from Perry GA

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

            These are great strings if you are not a thumb pluck bassist. They are smooth and even growl a little bit. I have them on a fretless Jazz Bass. Perfect combo.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Liking these New Flatwound Strings

            By amped up

            from Southern Indiana

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy on the fingers
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Good All Around Flats
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

            Very nice sounding bass strings. I"ve used round wounds until now, I'll most likely never go back. Nice bright tones, no string zing, good for any style of music.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for any style

            By highpockets

            from Charlotte, NC

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Great Flat Feel
            • Long Life
            • Strong
            • Sustain Forever

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario ECB82 Chromes Flatwound Medium Bass Strings:

              Strings are like playing style, there is no perfect one for everybody but for me, they are all that I use. These flat chromes are like my favorite bass, I may try something different but I always know what I have waiting that I can count on. My jazz bass with these chrome flats. I play everything from oldies, classic, southern rock, country, blues. With a little tone tweaking, you can get the sound you are after. These strings also produce the best sustain that I have ever found.

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