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D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings 

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Gauges 13-17-26-35-45-56. D'Addario Chromes Electric Guitar Strings offer a smooth feel and great tone. The strings are wound and then polished to pr...Click To Read More About This Product

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Some of the smoothest-playing strings your fingers will ever encounter.

Gauges 13-17-26-35-45-56.

D'Addario Chromes Electric Guitar Strings offer a 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 electric guitar.

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D'AddarioECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

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    (3)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

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    • Experienced (3)

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New Strings Need More Springs

I loved the flatwounds that came on my 1966 Strat, so I wanted to try them on a new strat-like guitar I bought. The tension required raised the tremolo bridge way too high so...Read complete review

I loved the flatwounds that came on my 1966 Strat, so I wanted to try them on a new strat-like guitar I bought. The tension required raised the tremolo bridge way too high so I had to add two more springs to the three it came with already. The extra time and expense are definitely worth the investment!
Gregg

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Not for the benson/Wes sound

I put these on my L-5 and almost had a heart attack! where was my tone? I had this jingling (almost like a phraser) mid-range twang with Flat-wound strings. I found...Read complete review

I put these on my L-5 and almost had a heart attack! where was my tone? I had this jingling (almost like a phraser) mid-range twang with Flat-wound strings. I found some Gibson Flat wires (sadly discontinued) and got my sound back. maybe i got a bad batch but I would not use these strings again

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best strings ever.

By Zoomp

from St., Augustine Beach, FL

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Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

Fantastic warm tone, perfect for jazz but also sounds great with deep distortion.

String life is basically forever.
I play mostly jazz, these are all I play anymore. Prefer tehm to pricier 'boutique' brand strings, regardless of cost.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

New Strings Need More Springs

By Guitar Gregg

from Flower Mound, TX

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Pros

  • Great Feel Mellow Tone

Cons

  • I Had To Add Springs

Best Uses

    Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

    I loved the flatwounds that came on my 1966 Strat, so I wanted to try them on a new strat-like guitar I bought. The tension required raised the tremolo bridge way too high so I had to add two more springs to the three it came with already. The extra time and expense are definitely worth the investment!
    Gregg

    (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Slick & Mellow

    By JackAssin

    from Southern Illinois

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

        For gawd sake DON'T put a set of these 13-56 babies on and tune to EADGBE (E-E)on a Strat scale if you're setup for 9s. You could break the friggin' neck!

        Myself I settled on these for C-C tuning because the music store in town didn't stock any 16-65 sets of twangers for low tuning.

        As smooth 'n' easy on the fingers as any string out there. And quiet as all get-out! Friggin' expensive at the retail store before tax, and I can believe it 'cause of the glassy smooth buff job D'Addario obviously put on these.

        But don't EVEN think about tuning to E-E and thinking you can crank back down 1 or 6 semitones if you want-- nope they're finished, end of experiment.

        And another thing is I don't think these babies were meant for banging on hard. "Flat-Wounds" are a different deal ya'll. It really is a flat spiraling ribbon inside these babies. And my attempt at setting up a Strat scale guitar and stringing these to E-E was a total bust, as that just stretches out and ruins the internal integrity of these things and then they turn into useless gyrating rubber bands.

        But for a different mellow tone on your 24.75 scale guitar, or 2-4 semitone low tuning on Strats I'd give these a shot. But remember that once you take these strings up they won't go back down, so be careful in tuning.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Detuners Try Them!!!

        By BadOPCode

        from West Coast

        Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

        I'm not one to actually stop and write reviews. These are good enough for an exception.I'm into playing metal with a D tuned and a drop C tuned guitars.These strings sound so good you will think you got a new amp. No fret rattle at all and the strings feel like E tuned guitar strings. With the flat wound sliding in and out of notes, sounds studio quality every time. Best yet... pick grinds work and are actually smoother and more consistent!These strings are a god sent for the perfectionist detuned lead metal guitarist. Definitely NOT for the hairspray rock band guitarists!!! These babies have too much rage and soul for you guys.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A Must Try For Slide Guitar Style

        By Tom-5Q9bu

        from Peru,Indiana

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        Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

        If you play electric slide guitar or deep bass lines or if you are just concerned whether or not your fingers will last during a long gig, you need to try these strings. These babies are smooth as silk !!!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Finally found thee string for me...

        By Strummin' Steven Squid

        from Northeast Washington State

        Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

        I specifically bought an Epiphone Casino Elite to play rythmn in a 60's tribute band. Our experienced bass player recommended a medium string and I thought I'd try these D'Addario chromes. Wow! Just the perfect string for me. I don't play hard; I just try to replicate those great 60's songs and these strings make it happen. They've been on the guitar for 4 months through 4 gigs and once weekly 2 hour rehearsals. No tuning problems and I absolutely love the smooth feel with no squeaks. I'm sold!

        (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Disappointed

        By Lrc645

        from West Virginia

        Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

        The gauge of the strings are too thick for my schecter c1+. It doesn't set in the notches of my bridge or head of the neck. They just lay on it.

        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not for the benson/Wes sound

        By mixed dog

        from LA

        Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

        I put these on my L-5 and almost had a heart attack! where was my tone? I had this jingling (almost like a phraser) mid-range twang with Flat-wound strings. I found some Gibson Flat wires (sadly discontinued) and got my sound back. maybe i got a bad batch but I would not use these strings again

         
        5.0

        My favorite strings

        By Mike D

        from NJ

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

        Great strings

         
        5.0

        yes

        By louis

        from denver co.

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • love the sound of my jazzguitar with these strin
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

          play jazz with these strings for better tone

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