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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
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (11)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Long life (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5), Experienced (4)

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

Sweet!!

By Gabe

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, FL

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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.

      (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

      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.

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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

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                    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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