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D'Addario ECB84 Chromes Flat Wound Custom Light Long Scale Electric Bass Strings

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D'Addario ECB84 Chromes Custom Light Long Scale Electric Bass Strings are famed for their smooth feel and warm, mellow tone. The strings are wound us...Click To Read More About This Product

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D'Addario ECB84 Chromes Custom Light Long 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: 40, 60, 80, 100
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D'AddarioECB84 Chromes Flat Wound Custom Light Long Scale Electric Bass Strings
 
4.9

(based on 10 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5), Experienced (3)

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5.0

Bright Flats

By Bongo Bass

from Undisclosed

Comments about D'Addario ECB84 Chromes Flat Wound Custom Light Long Scale Electric Bass Strings:

These do have some texture to them not quite smooth as ice but on the upside they are bright...well for flats. Good solid tone and growl lower action with the flats and a bit more tension from a thinner string so quite responsive if you hve moved from the custom light roundwound. Not a slaper but does give a kind of thud that sticks if you slap could be a sound kind of like a percussive finger attack not bad. Well try to find them cheap and givem a try. Less fret ware lower action growl and low end warm thud brighter than any flats I have heard for good mids. For me a winner

 
5.0

These are my among my favorite bass strings.

By KB

from KC

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario ECB84 Chromes Flat Wound Custom Light Long Scale Electric Bass Strings:

      These strings sound and feel great on my Fender Jazz basses.

       
      5.0

      Wonderful clear sound with bright edge.

      By B 1911

      from San Diego CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario ECB84 Chromes Flat Wound Custom Light Long Scale Electric Bass Strings:

        These strings have a beautiful fullness, but they have a bright "edge" that gives them superb definition. They have enough roundwound brightness but with great warmth. The lower and middle mid range response is extremely strong. Due to a hand injury, I only tap and pull off with my fretting hand so the smooth flatwound is kind of a necessity.
        These are, by far, the best bass strings I've ever tried. (...and I've tried a few....)

         
        5.0

        Super awesome

        By Thumper

        from Stuart, Va.

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario ECB84 Chromes Flat Wound Custom Light Long Scale Electric Bass Strings:

          Put these on my acoustic bass I just requiered (didn't like the rough feel, squeaky fretting, and black fingers from the original bronze strings). I love these string awesome tone, and they feel super smooth. I have other flats on both a fretted and fretless p-basses (more expensive brands) that don't feel or sound this good. I think the custom chrome's will be my go to string. Don't know how long they will last, but other bass playing friends of mine (professional musicians) have had chrome's last years (5 years +).

           
          5.0

          Will probably put them on all my 4 strings.

          By lhcpaul

          from Lenox, Iowa

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          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario ECB84 Chromes Flat Wound Custom Light Long Scale Electric Bass Strings:

              I play contemporary and classic country and these strings provide a consistent feel and tone.

               
              4.0

              Very bright for flat wounds

              By BR549

              from Coulterville, Il.

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • nice feel

              Cons

              • too bright

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario ECB84 Chromes Flat Wound Custom Light Long Scale Electric Bass Strings:

              I've always used flat wound strings on my basses, always liked the mellow tone. It seems the manufacturers are making the strings brighter these days. Love the feel, quality and tension. I'm sure they will mellow out in time. Just brighter than expected.

               
              5.0

              I love 'em

              By Carl

              from Boston

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario ECB84 Chromes Flat Wound Custom Light Long Scale Electric Bass Strings:

                I particularly like the 40-100 Chromes flatwounds because the tension is more balanced across the strings than a 45-100 set. This even-balance makes the string sets more like TI, but at half the price. I use them on all my basses.

                 
                5.0

                A great feel on inexperienced fingers.

                By Brad

                from Norridgewock, ME

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about D'Addario ECB84 Chromes Flat Wound Custom Light Long Scale Electric Bass Strings:

                    I am a begginer at the bass, but I do have a strong background in music. I love the sound of these strings, and the feel is smooth and clean. I am find that I am able to practice significantly longer with these strings than I can with the round wound stings that came with my bass.

                     
                    5.0

                    Best strings ever

                    By Brian OConnor

                    from Nashville TN

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                    Pros

                    • Long Life

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about D'Addario ECB84 Chromes Flat Wound Custom Light Long Scale Electric Bass Strings:

                      I was a user of rounds all my life until two years ago when I strung the PBass with a set of these. Great sounding for any style of music.

                       
                      5.0

                      My favorite bass strings

                      By Carl

                      from Boston

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about D'Addario ECB84 Chromes Flat Wound Custom Light Long Scale Electric Bass Strings:

                        This string set has a light G string, which avoids the "twangy" sound that you sometimes get with a G string. I think the set sounds similar the Tomastic flat wounds, but a a lower price. I use them on Precision and Jazz basses and they help me get an old school sound.

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