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D'Addario ETB92 Black Nylon Tapewound Short Scale Bass Strings

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Designed to produce a deep, warm tone with smooth feel, D'Addario Tapewound Bass strings are wound using a flattened black nylon which is polished to...Click To Read More About This Product

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Deep, warm tone with a smooth feel.

Designed to produce a deep, warm tone with smooth 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"-.105")


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

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D'AddarioETB92 Black Nylon Tapewound Short Scale Bass Strings
 
4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Back-up (3)
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    • Experienced (7)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Too short scale

By Basser Angels of Our Nature

from Washington, DC

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Comments about D'Addario ETB92 Black Nylon Tapewound Short Scale Bass Strings:

D'Addario advertises these strings as fitting bases up to 32" scale: that is not true. The strings' effective length is 31" (that is, the length of playable string). When I called MF to ask if I could return them, they referred me to D'Addario. Still waiting to see what D'Addario does.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just what I was after

By Old Sixties Guy

from Laurel, Mississippi

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about D'Addario ETB92 Black Nylon Tapewound Short Scale Bass Strings:

Just acquired a Hofner B-bass. Put on it for the low, acoustic sound. Already had some on a Jazz bass and loved them. The viola hollow body Hofner is made just right with these strings. Easy playing and great sound.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very nice strings

By slim1548

from Chesaning, Mi

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario ETB92 Black Nylon Tapewound Short Scale Bass Strings:

    these are excellent strings for my ibanez micro bass
    very nice sound and easy on the fingers

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sound very good

    By Ecletic Bass Man

    from Vermont

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about D'Addario ETB92 Black Nylon Tapewound Short Scale Bass Strings:

      I've played bass as a weekend warrior for almost 30 years. I found out about tapewound strings that came on an a/e long scale bass that I bought elsewhere around 15 years ago. Two years ago, I bought an Epiphone violin beatle bass here at MF. I also added these strings to the order because they were the only short scale tapewounds I could find. When I received them, it was off with the standard stings (nickel roundwounds if I recall correctly) and on with the D'Addario ETB tapewounds. Just like that the short scale violin bass got all of the oomph of a double bass. You can play with your tone and pickup selections and get a really good beatle sound (like nickel flatwounds) all the way to a warm bell sound (think funk sound). I now also use the long scale version of these on all my solid bodies and that original a/e bass.

      Buy 'em you won't be sorry!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Disappointed

      By Celt

      from Paragould, AR

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Tone Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario ETB92 Black Nylon Tapewound Short Scale Bass Strings:

          I was disappointed in this set of tapes. The tone was on the muddy side...feel was good, but the silk was way too long. So long that on all four strings, it went over the nut and near the first fret.

           
          5.0

          smooth!

          By bottomfeeder

          from Arl. Va.

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about D'Addario ETB92 Black Nylon Tapewound Short Scale Bass Strings:

              excellent match for MiKro bass

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great strings love the sound and easy on the fingers

              By slim1548

              from Mi

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario ETB92 Black Nylon Tapewound Short Scale Bass Strings:

                bought these strings for all my bass guitars

                 
                4.0

                Tapewound Stringts

                By TonyB

                from Florida

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about D'Addario ETB92 Black Nylon Tapewound Short Scale Bass Strings:

                  I like the sound and look of the black strings

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