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D'Addario ETB92 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge 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 t...Read More

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OVERVIEW

Bass strings with a vintage tone and 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.

FEATURES
  • Medium gauge
  • Smooth feel
  • Vintage tone
  • Used on fretted or fretless basses
  • Wound flattened black nylon
  • Ultra-smooth finish
  • Long Scale

Order long-lasting, well-balanced strings today!

SPECIFICATIONS

ETB92 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge Bass Strings

  • Note: G
    Diameter: 0.050" (1.27mm)
    Tension: 36.6 lb. (16.60kg)
  • Note: D
    Diameter: 0.065" (1.65mm)
    Tension: 36.5.0 lb. (16.56kg)
  • Note: A
    Diameter: 0.085" (2.16mm)
    Tension: 35.8 lb. (16.24kg)
  • Note: E
    Diameter: 0.105" (2.67mm)
    Tension: 32.3 lb. (14.65kg)
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D'AddarioETB92 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge Bass Strings
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (11)
  • Long life (7)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (6)
    • Back-up (5)
    • Practicing (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Strings for the Money!

    These strings fill an important niche...nylon wrapped strings that may be used to replicate string bass tones. Brigher than nickel flats, and a little less bright than nickel groundwounds, these strings...Read complete review

    These strings fill an important niche...nylon wrapped strings that may be used to replicate string bass tones. Brigher than nickel flats, and a little less bright than nickel groundwounds, these strings live up to the manufacturer's claim that they "fit" standard basses with no/minimal modifications needing to be made, such as nut filing or major neck truss rod adjustments. The ability of being able to "throw" a different style of string on a bass without needing adjustments by a luthier is a big selling point. I installed a set of these on a fretless bass, replacing the stock strings, and they fit perfectly at the outset, only requiring a little truss rod tweaking. They have a good quality sound, and really add to the "mwah" factor that's important to the fretless experience. I strongly recommend that if someone wants to try nylon flats on a bass but doesn't want to nut file it for the strings to seat properly to purchase these strings. Down the road, if the sound is pleasing, then it may be worthwhile to go to a larger diameter string set (with the needed modifications) if one wishes to do so. So far, these strings fill the bill perfectly for me.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    windings too fat

    I really like this brand of string, but the windings at the base of the nylon tapewound strings are too fat to fit through the access hole in a Bad*** II bridge on...Read complete review

    I really like this brand of string, but the windings at the base of the nylon tapewound strings are too fat to fit through the access hole in a Bad*** II bridge on my Marcus Miller 4-string Fender Jazz Bass.

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    5.0

    Full mellow sound and slick as grease

    By John Lloyd

    from Maine

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Less Volume On Acouctic

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Jazz Blues Vintage Rock
    • Practicing

    Comments about D'Addario ETB92 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge Bass Strings:

    I love the smooth feel of these strings and they don't squeak at all as your fingers glide over them. The tone is brighter than a flat wound and duller than a round wound. I have a set on my G&L L2000 and love the mellower vintage tone. I also use them on my Fender Kingman acoustic bass. They give it a more upright sound and eliminate the squeak that the stock strings have. They are not as loud and they may not be the best choice if you don't play amplified. They fit perfectly on both bases with no adjustment.

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    5.0

    Very Great String.

    By SLAPINDABASS

    from RIVERSIDE,CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Feels Good On The Fingers
    • Good Tone
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about D'Addario ETB92 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge Bass Strings:

        I got these strings and I very enjoying it.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great strings.

        By wv logger

        from Lewisburg, WV

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about D'Addario ETB92 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge Bass Strings:

            I play a Tacoma acoustic Thunder Chief that came with metal strings. Mostly old time folk and country. When I changed them, it was a world of difference No string scratch coming through the amp and when hooked to a sub-woofer, my bass sounds like a big bull fiddle. Lost all my callus', but still real easy to play. When it is hot and sweaty, I put foot powder on my fingers to slide more easily, and with these strings, there is no gumming up like the metal ones. My first set lasted a year and very rarely went out of tune.

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            5.0

            Awesome Tapewounds!!!

            By Bass123

            from DFW, Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great Playability
            • Great Tone
            • Silky Smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about D'Addario ETB92 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge Bass Strings:

                Silky smooth feel. Great feel on the fingers - you can play for HOURS with no issues. Tone is great with both the tone full blast or turned all the way down. Great for sliding. Very good on the harmonics.

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                5.0

                Great strings and excellent service

                By bassmama

                from Willmar, MN

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy on the fingers
                • Easy to install
                • Good Tone
                • Wonderful Tone

                Cons

                • None so far

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about D'Addario ETB92 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge Bass Strings:

                These strings are wonderful. They were easy to throw on the guitar with no modifications needed and the tone is wonderful. What a relief to the fingers! Musician's Friend is a wonderful company to order from. They were very helpful in solving a shipping problem in a friendly, professional, and timely way.

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                5.0

                Slick, quiet, responsive, durable, etc.

                By blackhillspicker

                from Rapid City, SD

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                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts

                  Comments about D'Addario ETB92 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge Bass Strings:

                  Work for me, no string slide noise, easy on the fingers, mellow, just what I like and Musicians Friend is always the place to buy everything I need to keep the music flowing.

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                  5.0

                  What can I say?

                  By blackhillspicker

                  from Rapid City, SD

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about D'Addario ETB92 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge Bass Strings:

                      Best string I have found, mellow, low string noise, Musicians Friend is the best, enough said (just wish them sold them individually, had one go bad, had to buy a complete set)

                      Comment on this review

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good Strings for the Money!

                      By BassNut257

                      from Reading, PA

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Acoustic-electric Bass
                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Fretless Bass
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about D'Addario ETB92 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge Bass Strings:

                        These strings fill an important niche...nylon wrapped strings that may be used to replicate string bass tones. Brigher than nickel flats, and a little less bright than nickel groundwounds, these strings live up to the manufacturer's claim that they "fit" standard basses with no/minimal modifications needing to be made, such as nut filing or major neck truss rod adjustments. The ability of being able to "throw" a different style of string on a bass without needing adjustments by a luthier is a big selling point. I installed a set of these on a fretless bass, replacing the stock strings, and they fit perfectly at the outset, only requiring a little truss rod tweaking. They have a good quality sound, and really add to the "mwah" factor that's important to the fretless experience. I strongly recommend that if someone wants to try nylon flats on a bass but doesn't want to nut file it for the strings to seat properly to purchase these strings. Down the road, if the sound is pleasing, then it may be worthwhile to go to a larger diameter string set (with the needed modifications) if one wishes to do so. So far, these strings fill the bill perfectly for me.

                        Comment on this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Awesome. I love these strings.

                        By Wildbird99

                        from Long Island, NY

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                        Ask me a question

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about D'Addario ETB92 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge Bass Strings:

                          I put these on my Carvin LB20 and Fender Aerodyne J-Bass well over a year ago. I've used them for blues, classic rock and alternative rock. I can't think of a single bad thing to say about them. I like to experiment with different strings, but I doubt I'll be using any other bass strings in the near future.

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                          5.0

                          Great bass strings!

                          By Wayne

                          from Tempe, AZ

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy on the fingers
                          • Good Tone

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Fretless Accoustic

                            Comments about D'Addario ETB92 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge Bass Strings:

                            I put these on my Ovation/Applause fretless acoustic bass because the round wound strings were wearing out the fingerboard and my fingers. They sound amazing, much like the tone of a stand up bass. They are not as loud as my previous stings, but I love the tone.

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