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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
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 23 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (19)
  • Consistent (12)
  • Long life (12)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Easy on the fingers (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (13)
  • Practicing (13)
  • Back-up (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), 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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Too muted for me.

These strings are silky smooth, easy on the fingers and fret board. How-ever the tone of them was too soft/muted for the way that I play. I would recommend them to anyone...Read complete review

These strings are silky smooth, easy on the fingers and fret board. How-ever the tone of them was too soft/muted for the way that I play. I would recommend them to anyone wanting that style of sound.

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5.0

ETB92 Tapewond strings

By Todd

from Caledonia, MI

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    Love these strings! They give me that low, smooth, deep tone that I look for in a string. Some would say these have a dead tone, but t I don't get that. I use these strings on al my basses including my hand made fretless. I would recommend these strings to anyone especially if you like to do slides. The strings are so silky smooth. Even if your fingers get a little damp from sweating you can still smoothly slide, unlike the flat wounds I've used in the past that get sticky if your fingers aren't perfectly and completely dry.

     
    5.0

    Great strings

    By Starfire64

    from Omaha ne.

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

    • be sure to buy the lomg scale

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    I have written a review for these strings before. They are warm sounding and easy on your fingers. They are not good for slapping. Keep that in mind.

     
    3.0

    Too muted for me.

    By Steve

    from undisclosed

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

    These strings are silky smooth, easy on the fingers and fret board. How-ever the tone of them was too soft/muted for the way that I play. I would recommend them to anyone wanting that style of sound.

     
    5.0

    I ordered another set

    By Starfire64

    from Omaha ne.

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    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 love these strings. They are very smooth, easy on the fingers and have a warm tone. Was a little hesitant when first noticed they were 50-105. I usually use 45-105 or 45-100 and I did not want to enlarge the nut. They fit perfectly and were easy to install. I used them on an Ibanez 34" SR800 and the fit was fine. Don't know if they would be good for slapping, but for all other applications I think they have a great sound. Using a Mark Bass 15" amp with added 2 10" cabinet. Plenty loud and they stay in tune even after sitting a while without using. Will change all my basses to these strings eventually. Bass strings are not cheap so have to change as I can afford it.

       
      5.0

      I am very pleased with these strings!

      By David

      from Webb City, MO

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      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        These strings have great tone and great feel. They are perfect for my needs. I plan to purchase them for all of my 4-string basses!

         
        4.0

        GREAT STRINGS!

        By Fall River Grub.

        from Central Oregon.

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          I really like these strings- they give my electric bass a deep, warm acoustic sound... Because they're tape wound, the surface doesn't oxidize and the tone stays consistent.

          Only problem I've had is the E string. On my bass it sometimes rubs on one of my pickups, and after a while the string starts unraveling. I still prefer these strings, but it'd be nice if I could order one replacement string instead of an entire new set...

           
          5.0

          Great Strings

          By Jim

          from Mt. Airy NC

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            Great tone .Nice feel. Put them on my Dean Pace EUB. Gave it a warm even tone. Really like these strings.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Smooth

            By Old Bass Wizzard

            from Bellefonte, Pa.

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy on the fingers
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Gigs And Jams
              • Practicing

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

              I've always been a flatwound guy. My favorite strings have always been D'Addario Chromes. Thought I'd give these a try,and now have another favorite. Smooth, good tension and great tone on my P-bass. Not quite ready to put them on all my axes, but great vintage tone on the P-bass.

               
              5.0

              nylon tapewould bass strings

              By Doug

              from eastern NC

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

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

                These strings are a lot smoother on the fretting hand fingertips than regular steel strings. The tone is good....a little 'softer' than regular strings.

                 
                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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