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

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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
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (13)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Long life (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (4), Novice (3)

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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(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.

      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      ETB92-5 Nylon Bass Strings, for long neck bass check the pounds the strings do & avoid warp bass

      By mario preciado

      from Undisclosed

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

      The thing, to look for on bass strings is the: "POUNDS" the strings put on the neck of the bass, that is if you don't want to buy a new one every year or work with a bow n arrow one.
      Make sure you get the long neck strings, and avoid warpped necks.
      FOR SURE, NYLONS DO TAKE IT EASY ON THE POUNDS OF STRESS ON THE NECK.
      What good is what you like in tone about the strings, if the bass turns into a bow n arrow condition.
      I like the strings floating just off the frets, for fast action, right?
      I like them. At first I was worried that the large diameter, of the strings would not sit into their grooves but the large diameter of the strings just kept from reaching the neck grooves.
      and they tuned just fine. Looks like the E string is sitting a little higher because of not fitting the groove it's resting a little high.
      Also, the B string is too, large to go through the same hole, the wire B came out from, so it will just need to be drilled slightly bigger to accommodate the larger diameter of the Nylon, no biggy for me...
      It is quite a relief, not to have finger burn, from flying across the strings, thanks A'ddroid Strings.
      The POUNDS these strings, produce on the neck is the best, I've seen, but I haven't compared with other nylons, but compared to steel, its 1/3 as much,or less good for straight fret-board...
      I like mellow...
      Excellent Price, and quality.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good strings

      By Bro. Steve

      from Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

           
          5.0

          I'm going to buy these again!

          By Tom

          from Uniontown PA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            After seeing people, online, recommend these for my Michael Kelly acoustic 5 string bass, I had to give them a try. Man what a difference. I play bluegrass with some guys who are in their 80's and 90's who have Benin playing longer than I've been alive. I'm 56. After I installed them on my bass, LOTS of compliments. Had to ream out the holes in the saddle a little but worth it.

             
            5.0

            My ultimate strings have arrived!

            By Bass Cowboy

            from Vancouver, B.C. Canada

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              This is the tone I've always wanted. Deep, rich and upright bass-like.

               
              5.0

              Sweet!!

              By Gabe, a Gearhead

              from Tremonton Utah

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

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

                These strings are pretty nice, they have a great warm and round kind of tone, has a kind of upright bass type of tone to them. They're slick to the touch and if you like throwing slides into your music all the time like me this is a huge plus, it almost makes my bass sound fretless somehow. These do have a very different tone than what most are used to so be careful. Do research before you grab them. Only Rotosound's tapewounds top these and only barely!

                 
                5.0

                Just the sound I wanted

                By Jeff, Young Old Timer

                from Lakeland, Florida

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Composing
                  • Practicing
                  • Stage work

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

                  This is my first time messing around with tape-wound strings, so I wasn't too sure what to expect given the wide range of opinions about them. I just got these strings a few hours ago, and I have to say I'm already impressed. I put them on my Ibanez 5-string fretless in place of the flat-wounds that were on it. The flat-wounds sounded great. These tape-wounds sound even better and are even easier on the fingers. I know some people had to make some adjustments on their instruments, but mine went right on with no problems at all. They tuned up and stayed in key much more quickly than I expected. They can sound a bit more like a stand-up bass but can get bright and edgy when I adjust the tone and blend on my bass. The funny thing is, my bass is all black, including the neck, and these black strings almost disappear. Now my fretless looks almost string-less as well. I'm going to have some fun with some people! I've no doubt I'll be sticking with these string for this bass.

                   
                  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.

                       
                      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.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great! Love these things!

                        By Edd

                        from Meadville, Pa

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        See all my reviews

                        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.

                           
                          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).

                             
                            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!

                               
                              5.0

                              Much better then I expected

                              By Jammer13

                              from Warner Robins, GA.

                              About Me Professional Musician

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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.

                                 
                                5.0

                                great strings!

                                By bassasaruss

                                from earth

                                See all my reviews

                                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!

                                  (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Jim Ryan

                                  By James ryan James ryan

                                  from USA

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

                                  They"re quality strings they just didn"t work for my needs.
                                  Not what i expected. i put them on my Yamaha rbx5a2. Too hollow. i had nylons before and I liked them these weren't the same.

                                  (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  ETB92-5 Nylon Bass Strings, for long neck bass check the pounds the strings do & avoid warp bass

                                  By mario preciado

                                  from Undisclosed

                                  See all my reviews

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

                                  This strings tune up OK, and the pounds they exart on the neck according to the string pkg. is the best for avoiding a warpped neck.
                                  I have to drilled the B string hole to let the string in the bracket, but no biggy for me...
                                  I like the sound off the strings also.
                                  The E string seems to be sitting a little high for the diameter of the nylon string.
                                  and then maybe the B string also, but the smoothness of the strings and the low pounds on the neck is worth it to me.

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