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D'Addario ECG24-7 7-String Chrome Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings

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Smooth and brilliant-just like you!

Gauges .011 - .015 - .022 - .030 - .040 - .050 - .065.

D'Addario Chromes ECG24-7 Flatwound Electric Guitar 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 7-string electric guitar.


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D'AddarioECG24-7 7-String Chrome Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Long life (6)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Jazz Guitar Strings

As described on the package, these are primarily jazz guitar strings. I play a Benedetto Manhattan Custom 7 that was originally strung with round-wound 12-72 strings. After going through a few sets,...Read complete review

As described on the package, these are primarily jazz guitar strings. I play a Benedetto Manhattan Custom 7 that was originally strung with round-wound 12-72 strings. After going through a few sets, I was looking for a slightly lighter feel and mellower sound. The typical 7-string sets with unwound third strings and lowest strings in the 50s felt like rubber bands and did not produce the sound I wanted. D'Addario chrome flat wound strings have the sound I want while allowing a relatively low action without buzzing. The strings start out mellow and hold their tone throughout most of their life. They will eventually sound dull (not necessarily a bad thing - listen to Tal Farlow). When intonation begins to suffer, it's time to replace them. I do not recall breaking a string.

The majority of my playing is finger-style in the George Van Eps tradition and these strings are great for that application as well as comping and single-string work. They sound great purely acoustically as well as amplified.

If bending notes is a major feature of your style, you probably will not be happy with these strings. If you are fortunate enough to own a seven-string jazz guitar and want a classic jazz sound, these strings will suit your instrument and style of playing quite well. They are practically the only game in town unless you prefer piecing together sets from individual strings.

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Should have researched first....

I just bought a few sets of these strings for my 7 string to try something new. I'm really disappointed because these things are not at all what I need. The good thing about...Read complete review

I just bought a few sets of these strings for my 7 string to try something new. I'm really disappointed because these things are not at all what I need. The good thing about them is that they are very smooth to the touch and shiny as hell. However they lack what counts most, tone. These things have absolutely no brightness to them at all. They have a really mellow sound that compared to the strings I'm used to seems totally lifeless. When I went to the D'Addario website I found out that the Chromes are the mellowest sounding strings they make compared to the other series and I really wish I'd known that before buying them cause they are very expesive. Buyer beware.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Jazz Guitar Strings

By Mike H

from Moorpark, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Long Life
  • No String Noise
  • True Jazz Sound
  • Well balanced

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Arch-top Guitars
    • Concerts

    Comments about D'Addario ECG24-7 7-String Chrome Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

    As described on the package, these are primarily jazz guitar strings. I play a Benedetto Manhattan Custom 7 that was originally strung with round-wound 12-72 strings. After going through a few sets, I was looking for a slightly lighter feel and mellower sound. The typical 7-string sets with unwound third strings and lowest strings in the 50s felt like rubber bands and did not produce the sound I wanted. D'Addario chrome flat wound strings have the sound I want while allowing a relatively low action without buzzing. The strings start out mellow and hold their tone throughout most of their life. They will eventually sound dull (not necessarily a bad thing - listen to Tal Farlow). When intonation begins to suffer, it's time to replace them. I do not recall breaking a string.

    The majority of my playing is finger-style in the George Van Eps tradition and these strings are great for that application as well as comping and single-string work. They sound great purely acoustically as well as amplified.

    If bending notes is a major feature of your style, you probably will not be happy with these strings. If you are fortunate enough to own a seven-string jazz guitar and want a classic jazz sound, these strings will suit your instrument and style of playing quite well. They are practically the only game in town unless you prefer piecing together sets from individual strings.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Jazz Strings

    By The Ted

    from Colorado Springs, CO

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    Comments about D'Addario ECG24-7 7-String Chrome Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

    I've been playing these strings on my guitar for just over a year. At this point I can say I'm very pleased. I love the rich mellow "golden" tone I get from my guitar. I play an Ibanez As193 (335 clone) with authentic '57 PAF humbuckers. They sound great, and the feel of the flat wounds is like butter.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Metalhead goes flatwound.

    By pocketknife

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario ECG24-7 7-String Chrome Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

      After playing roundwounds for years on bass guitar, I decided to use flatwounds about two years ago. I'm now using these flatwounds on my 7 string electric guitar. I love flatwounds and am slowly but surely putting flatwounds on my other two 6 string electrics. There is a difference when playing metal music compared to roundwound strings. Palm muting is a little different and I had to turn the gain up just a bit and reset the EQ just a little. No big deal really. I was comfortable with them within five minutes. I recommend these for metal and jazz as well. Go 7 string.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      7 string chrome flatwounds

      By TheGuy--Listen to Seed!

      from Ontario, Canada

      Comments about D'Addario ECG24-7 7-String Chrome Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

      very smooth strings. virtually no scratch noise when you slide your fingers down them. although, that also means pick scrapes don't come out very well on these, which doesn't matter to me because i dont play anything that has them. i don't find them to be as mellow as advertised; they have a well balanced tone. a little more resistant for bending than other strings. love the big fat b string and wound g...i find if you're playing a 7 string it really helps to have a thick b. definitely going to be my string of choice for a while.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice Stings

      By Anthony

      from Savannah, GA

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      Comments about D'Addario ECG24-7 7-String Chrome Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

      I use a Marshall 1960A 4x12 cab (with T-75 speakers). Using these strings, it's a nice balance due to the fact that this particular cab tends to run a bit bright and with these strings, it dulls the sound just enough, complementing the cab. I use them with a 7 string and I love em... They are worth the try...

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best 7 String Set

      By xxrobbiechaosxx

      from Tampa, Florida

      Comments about D'Addario ECG24-7 7-String Chrome Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

      This is one of the best set of strings I've ever used on my (or any of my friend's) 7 string. You don't notice it at first, but when you go from playing these strings to a normal pair, you'll never go back. I can honestly say; these are the SOFTEST/smoothest strings I've ever used.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Set of Strings!

      By Rick

      from San Francisco

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about D'Addario ECG24-7 7-String Chrome Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

        I enjoy the feel of these strings while playing difficult passages in the tune. The tone blends with my Fender amp and helps define my playing style. I would like to have a little thicker bass string,
        but the one included is fine. I sometimes replace it with a thicker gauge, and keep this one as a backup.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I didn't know these strings existed till I saw them on M F

        By Guitar Doc

        from Garnerville

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

        • Would like to see them in a 12 Gauge.

        Best Uses

        • Practicing on my new 7-string jazz guitar.

        Comments about D'Addario ECG24-7 7-String Chrome Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

        I would like to thank Jim and company for making these strings, they seem to be the only 7-string flat wounds around. Would love to see them in a 12 gauge.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Perfect Solution for me.

        By DeathGrind

        from Libertyville, IL

        Comments about D'Addario ECG24-7 7-String Chrome Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

        I was having a problem with my new amp and the pick scraping attack sound I was getting. It was way too much grind to the point that the note couldn't be heard while playing fast tremolo picked palm mutes. I re-evaluated everything and tried different picks and different picking techniques. These strings are the perfect solution to lessen the grind. I could see how most metal guitarists would hate these strings, but I use tortex picks, hold the pick funny, and play very hard. My amp and pickups also have a ton of attack, it's the ENGL Savage 120 and EMG 81. So these are now my string of choice, the downside with these is that my clean sound suffers. The bright switch and EQ on my amp's clean channel can compensate enough to make it acceptable. These strings fool cool and I like the fact that they're nice to my frets. They are harder to bend and tremolo and they are a little expensive but to me it's the only option so I will continue to purchase them.

        (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Should have researched first....

        By Hunger

        from New York, NY

        See all my reviews

        Comments about D'Addario ECG24-7 7-String Chrome Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

        I just bought a few sets of these strings for my 7 string to try something new. I'm really disappointed because these things are not at all what I need. The good thing about them is that they are very smooth to the touch and shiny as hell. However they lack what counts most, tone. These things have absolutely no brightness to them at all. They have a really mellow sound that compared to the strings I'm used to seems totally lifeless. When I went to the D'Addario website I found out that the Chromes are the mellowest sounding strings they make compared to the other series and I really wish I'd known that before buying them cause they are very expesive. Buyer beware.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best strings on earth

        By Manos

        from chesapeake va

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario ECG24-7 7-String Chrome Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

          These strings and picks are the ONLY reason why I use musician's friend. Worst website, worst service, and I USED to buy lots of stuff from here, so I know what I'm talking about. I use zzsounds now for everything but strings and picks.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Been using these for 2 decades.

          By Manos

          from chesapeake va

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Eliminate String Chirp
          • Good Tone
          • Last Up To 2 Years
          • Long Life
          • Perfect For Extreme Metal
          • Stay In tune
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Stage Studio Practice

            Comments about D'Addario ECG24-7 7-String Chrome Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

            These strings have proven to be the best on the market. Flatwounds are the most under-rated string ever, and D'addario chromes are the best of the best. They are very warm, very mellow, so if you play extreme metal like I do, you will have to tweak your pre-eq tone a bit to get the same "bright" sound from roundwound strings, but this is easily achieved with a treble booster or a pre eq with some of the bass turned down a little and some mids and highs turnd up a little. Once you've done that, these strings are RAZOR SHARP and virtually all string chirp is eliminated. They're "tighter" feeling than rounds so they stay put when you're tremolo picking. If you want to do artificial harmonics, they work well on these strings, but you have to be precise. Also, pick slides work well, but they're a bit "softer" sounding than on rounds... The few adjustments you have to make in your tone to compensate is a very small price to pay for a string that lasts forever, cleans up your sound, and eliminates string chirp... I recommend these to every guitar player I know.

            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            interesting

            By punch134

            from canada

            Comments about D'Addario ECG24-7 7-String Chrome Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

            i bought these strings a few days ago and immediatly threw them onto my tele. they were lacking the brightness associated with a normal round wound string but added a fullness and ease of play to my guitar. when sliding the smoothe surface feels great and chromes dont squeak when you are moving around the neck. on any other guitar i would be careful with these strings if a bright sound is what youre after. for some reason they seem harder to bend than other .10's but they are a dream to play and are at least worth a try

             
            5.0

            Kemobobby Says So

            By Kemobobby

            from Chicago, IL

            See all my reviews

            Comments about D'Addario ECG24-7 7-String Chrome Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

            The smoothest, quietest strings I've ever used. Better than Fender and Gibson flat wounds by far.

             
            5.0

            killer

            By Rico-JSmmU

            from Dallas TX

            Comments about D'Addario ECG24-7 7-String Chrome Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings:

            I play seven-string guitars exclusively and have found no string that comes near it. All other strings are practically the same, these stand out.

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