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D'Addario ETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound 5-String Bass Strings   

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D'Addario ETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound 5-String Bass Strings are designed to produce a deep, warm tone while providing a smooth, comfortable ...Read More

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Deep, warm tone with a smooth feel.

D'Addario ETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound 5-String Bass Strings are designed to produce a deep, warm tone while providing a smooth, comfortable feel. D'Addario Tapewound Bass strings are wound using a flattened black nylon which is polished to an ultra-smooth finish.

These long-lasting, well-balanced strings are expertly engineered to provide optimal tension and are gauged to fit properly on standard bass saddles and nuts. Tapewounds may be used on fretted or fretless basses and are designed to deliver a vintage tone ranging from the "thump" of an upright bass to the focused depth of traditional flatwound strings.

Medium gauge (.050"-.135")


Add warmth to your bass sound and less wear to your fingerboard. Order today.

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D'AddarioETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound 5-String Bass Strings
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My new favorite bass string.

After almost 30 years of playing stringed and fretted instruments, I finally gave these Black Nylon's a try on an Active Jazz V Bass. I've always liked Pyramid Flatwounds and the D'addario Chromes but...Read complete review

After almost 30 years of playing stringed and fretted instruments, I finally gave these Black Nylon's a try on an Active Jazz V Bass. I've always liked Pyramid Flatwounds and the D'addario Chromes but these strings are what I have been looking for the whole time. I dislike that clangy, rattley, treble heavy bass tone that most roundwound strings seem to produce, especially a Low B. These string's have the warmth and body of a flatwound but an even smoother quality that gets me as close to an Upright Bass as an Electric Bass can get. Plus, the Low B doesn't sound like a buzz saw rattling against your frets allowing for more articulate pitch. D'addario makes great strings so the other reviewers complaining about scale length probably don't understand how it works. The Long Scale worked perfectly on my 34" Jazz once trimmed to the appropriate length. They are a little pricey but I see these strings lasting at least a year as they are very easy to clean/wipe down when you are done playing.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great feel, but too much fretbuzz

I own a 5-string Cort. I've experimented with quite a few types of strings over the years. I'm personally partial to a not-so-bright sound. I've heard and read reviews about the tapewound...Read complete review

I own a 5-string Cort. I've experimented with quite a few types of strings over the years. I'm personally partial to a not-so-bright sound. I've heard and read reviews about the tapewound strings, bought them and tried them out. The feel was extraordinary - they felt playable unlike any string I've tried before, But the strings buzzed excessively when played open. I probably would recommend these strings if you don't have them set up low to the fretboard as I do. But for me, I'm going back to "Daddy's" (D'Addario's) halfwounds.

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5.0

My new favorite bass string.

By Blue Smock Nancy

from Chicago

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Appearance
  • Consistent
  • Easy on your fingers
  • Easy to play
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • No fret buzz
  • Strong

Cons

  • Bad for Slap

Best Uses

  • Everything excluding slap

Comments about D'Addario ETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound 5-String Bass Strings:

After almost 30 years of playing stringed and fretted instruments, I finally gave these Black Nylon's a try on an Active Jazz V Bass. I've always liked Pyramid Flatwounds and the D'addario Chromes but these strings are what I have been looking for the whole time. I dislike that clangy, rattley, treble heavy bass tone that most roundwound strings seem to produce, especially a Low B. These string's have the warmth and body of a flatwound but an even smoother quality that gets me as close to an Upright Bass as an Electric Bass can get. Plus, the Low B doesn't sound like a buzz saw rattling against your frets allowing for more articulate pitch. D'addario makes great strings so the other reviewers complaining about scale length probably don't understand how it works. The Long Scale worked perfectly on my 34" Jazz once trimmed to the appropriate length. They are a little pricey but I see these strings lasting at least a year as they are very easy to clean/wipe down when you are done playing.

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5.0

Great sound!

By Jhoward1972

from Lexington, SC

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario ETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound 5-String Bass Strings:

      I put these on my Victor Bailey Fender 5 string acoustic electric. Sounds warm and smooth. No noise. Almost like an upright. I'll definitely be buying more.

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      3.0

      Great feel, but too much fretbuzz

      By Rick

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great feel

      Cons

      • Excessive fretbuzz

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario ETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound 5-String Bass Strings:

        I own a 5-string Cort. I've experimented with quite a few types of strings over the years. I'm personally partial to a not-so-bright sound. I've heard and read reviews about the tapewound strings, bought them and tried them out. The feel was extraordinary - they felt playable unlike any string I've tried before, But the strings buzzed excessively when played open. I probably would recommend these strings if you don't have them set up low to the fretboard as I do. But for me, I'm going back to "Daddy's" (D'Addario's) halfwounds.

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        5.0

        Great! Love these things!

        By Edd

        from Meadville, Pa

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • punchy mellow sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • playing gigs

          Comments about D'Addario ETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound 5-String Bass Strings:

          First time for these strings. I love how smooth they are, feel like satan.
          The sound rage from super low bottom to the bright highs, covers all the music I play. I'm staying with these for my 5 string and checking to see if they have them in 4 string.

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          5.0

          They absolutely have no finger sliding noise.

          By Lowboy Don

          from Ruidoso, NM

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario ETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound 5-String Bass Strings:

            I use them on an Ibanez 5-string bass. They have a smooth mellow sound that I like (I am definitely NOT a metal guy).

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            5.0

            These strings are fingertip savers!

            By Juke on bass

            from Wiscon

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about D'Addario ETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound 5-String Bass Strings:

              Put these strings on my bass before a show knowing that there would probably be a break in period and they may not hold a good tuning initially. Warmed up on the strings for ten minutes before my show and was very pleased that the strings stayed in tune all night. Love the tone of these strings and comfort of playing on them. I don't get that string slide sound at all with the smooth nylon coating and my fingertips weren't sore at all after a four hour show. I'm curious to see how long the coating will stay on the strings. I will definitely be buying these again!

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              5.0

              Much better then I expected

              By Jammer13

              from Warner Robins, GA.

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario ETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound 5-String Bass Strings:

                I bought these about a month ago,have used them on several gigs and find them to be much better than I thought. They are bright,clear,punchy, and solid. They stay in tune as well.

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                5.0

                great strings!

                By bassasaruss

                from earth

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario ETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound 5-String Bass Strings:

                  in my opinion,great strings!

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  These are my go to strings now

                  By lowdown playa

                  from Nashville, TN

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about D'Addario ETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound 5-String Bass Strings:

                      These are the absolute perfect strings for the right situation. Reading the other reviews, I think some people didn't know what they were getting, which happens sometimes when you branch out into new things. I put these on my Godin A5 (electric semi-hollow bass) and was blown away by the sound. The guys I gig with have all commented on the great presence, thump, mix-cutting growl I can get with these strings. If I roll back the highs, I can almost get an upright. But let's be clear - only an upright sounds like exactly an upright. These get a great tone that have caused me to leave my other basses at home or off-stage on gigs. These are part of my primary setup. The trick for me to get a killer sound with these is to turn the volume down a little on the bass and dig in with your right hand. I do tons of country (of course in Nashville) jazz, and classic rock/Americana. These strings probably aren't for head bangers, and the ax you put them on probably matters. With my active pickup/preamp I've found the right sound in every situation so far.

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good strings

                      By Bro. Steve

                      from Indiana

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about D'Addario ETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound 5-String Bass Strings:

                          Very smooth surface is easy on the fingers. Stays in tune. Last longer than other strings I've tried. MF pricing is lower than other distributors.

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