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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 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")

Deep, warm tone with a smooth feel.


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
 
4.1

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Long life (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

These are my go to strings now

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...Read complete review

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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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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3.0

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.

          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.

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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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              (2 of 2 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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                      (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Jim Ryan

                      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.

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                      (0 of 5 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

                      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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