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D'Addario ECG25 Chromes Light Electric Guitar Strings   

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D'Addario Chromes Flatwound electric guitar strings are famed for their smooth feel and warm, mellow tone. The strings are wound and then polished to...Read More

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Smooth feel and warm, mellow tone.

D'Addario Chromes Flatwound electric guitar strings are famed for their smooth feel and warm, mellow tone. The strings are wound and then polished to produce an incredibly smooth surface.

Gauges: 12-16-24-32-42-52


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D'AddarioECG25 Chromes Light Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.9

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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5.0

Arch Top Heaven !!!

By Mr. Guitar

from Appomattox, Va

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about D'Addario ECG25 Chromes Light Electric Guitar Strings:

These strings play so smooth and quiet on my arch top guitars and they sound so rich and mellow, I just love them !!!! ALSO, I seem to get good longevity out of them as well !!!

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5.0

Excellent sound, piano-like clarity and sustain!

By RubyTuba

from Park City, KS

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario ECG25 Chromes Light Electric Guitar Strings:

    D'Addario Chromes have a little stiffer feel than Thomastiks, with a more piano-like decay. On my 2-pickup archtop, they push the top a little harder when I play them - which makes the top push back - which gives me "That Sound". Very clear, very clean, with usable tone from 10 down to zero on the tone control. (A lot of strings "mud out" from 3 on down!) They tune right up and stay in tune - not a lot of stretching. They bring an archtop to life!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just What I Needed!!!!

    By Leeelvi

    from manchester, NJ

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario ECG25 Chromes Light Electric Guitar Strings:

        Smooth as silk, Best strings for all my Jazz Archtop Guitars!!! I Love Them!!!!

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        5.0

        The Best Flatwound strings ever!

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        By Dom Franco

        from Portland, OR

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Noiseless
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario ECG25 Chromes Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          These are the only strings I will use on my Lap Steel Guitars. No other "flat wound" strings come close to the smooth feel and look of these strings. "CHROME" is the perfect name for these.

          I also use these exclusively on my hollow body and semi-hollow body (Jazz) guitars.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I tried something different

          By r. l.

          from hico, tx.

          About Me Novice

          Pros

          • Easy on the fingers
          • Good sound

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • For Me Strumming

          Comments about D'Addario ECG25 Chromes Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          Believe it or not , I did something a little out of the box . I have an old 1967 Gibson b25 acoustic guitar . Now most of you know that this is not a very '' high end '' Gibson and it doesn't have the '' best '' sound out there . I have used a lot of different brand acoustic strings over the years, all great strings , but none would give me a warm mellow sound like I really wanted . This guitar is just too bright and somewhat '' tinny '' sounding for me . So I tried these electric flatwounds on here as a last ditch effort to get the sound I wanted . Guess what !!! By golly , it helped a bunch . Changed the tone of the guitar so much . I have a Dean Markley pickup in the soundhole , and play it through a Fishman Loudbox Mini. just sounds so much better than it ever did before . Sounds more like an all mahogany guitar now , warm and mellow . So , I just wanted to share this idea with some of you who would want a little better sound . It really worked for me .

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          5.0

          Great strings

          By GAF

          from BURLINGTON NJ

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          Pros

          • Been Using These Strings
          • Consistent
          • For Years
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario ECG25 Chromes Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          I like the longevity I get out of these strings along with the tone quality and warmer sound. Great for the soft sounds of jazz that I play. Tone does not diminish over time. All in all you can't beat them.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect, old school jazz guitar tone

          By Dave Lincoln

          from DFW Texas

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          Pros

          • Consistent

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Jazz Guitar Tone

          Comments about D'Addario ECG25 Chromes Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          These strings work great on my D'Aquisto Jazzline archtop guitar. Lots of folks sneer at flatwound strings, but they may just be the last thing you need to dial-in the true Wes Montgomery/Joe Pass/Jim Hall tone.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Strings.

          By jackal

          from Mojave Desert.

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          Pros

          • Good feel
          • Good Tone
          • Great sound
          • Long Life
          • Reasonable price
          • Strong
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Not Consistent

          Best Uses

          • Any style

          Comments about D'Addario ECG25 Chromes Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          Have tried almost every brand of flatwound strings out there including those that cost 5 times the price of these. They are more versatile due to the fact that they are a little brighter than the others. They come in a wider variety of guages than other brands. I always come back to these when I need flatwounds.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          tone that I was looking for

          Comments about D'Addario ECG25 Chromes Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          I couldn't get the tone I wanted on my vintage Gibson Es-125 and then I got these strings.... Man what a difference! NIce thick sound that I was looking for. I am into the Americana-Blues sound and I finally got it. Sure the strings are as heavy as on my acoustics, but it's worth the extra effort.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great strings

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          By ThreeEcho7

          from Northern Virginia

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          Comments about D'Addario ECG25 Chromes Light Electric Guitar Strings:

          These strings are really great for a warm smooth sound. I have seen a lot of reviews (particularly for the higher gauge .13 Chromes) marking them down for messing up intonation and action. Jumping from .009s or .10s to any higher gauge string will throw off your setup. However, if you put these strings on and if you get the guitar set up well these strings are fantastic. I actually put them on my Stratocaster because it sounded thin and I usually play clean, and what a difference it made. These higher gauge strings required my shop to reslot the nut and add two tremolo springs to accomodate the string thickness and added tension, but it was totally worth it. If you don't do those things when jumping gauges then of course it won't sound good. I mainly wrote this review because these strings sometimes get bad reviews but only because people aren't adjusting their guitars accordingly. These are very good strings.

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