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D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings

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Gauges 13-17-26-35-45-56. D'Addario Chromes Electric Guitar Strings offer a smooth feel and great tone. The strings are wound and then polished to pr...Click To Read More About This Product

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Some of the smoothest-playing strings your fingers will ever encounter.

Gauges 13-17-26-35-45-56.

D'Addario Chromes Electric Guitar Strings offer a smooth feel and great tone. The strings are wound and then polished to produce an incredibly smooth surface.

D'Addario is the world's largest manufacturer of strings for musical instruments. Many top guitarists won't play any other brand. Regardless of your playing style, D'Addario has a set of strings that's right for your electric guitar.

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    D'AddarioECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings
     
    4.5

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (3)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good tone (6)
    • Consistent (5)
    • Well built / quality (4)
    • Long life (3)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (4)
    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    New Strings Need More Springs

    I loved the flatwounds that came on my 1966 Strat, so I wanted to try them on a new strat-like guitar I bought. The tension required raised the tremolo bridge way too high so...Read complete review

    I loved the flatwounds that came on my 1966 Strat, so I wanted to try them on a new strat-like guitar I bought. The tension required raised the tremolo bridge way too high so I had to add two more springs to the three it came with already. The extra time and expense are definitely worth the investment!
    Gregg

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    these strings suck

    when i first ordered these strings i was excited by the reviews ive read ,when i strng them on my guitar it was stiff and was high off my fretboard.i dont recommend these strings...Read complete review

    when i first ordered these strings i was excited by the reviews ive read ,when i strng them on my guitar it was stiff and was high off my fretboard.i dont recommend these strings unless you have a string through body guitar.i personally prefer fender super 250's

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best strings ever.

    By Muh Bass

    from Jacksonville, FL

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    Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

    Fantastic warm tone, perfect for jazz but also sounds great with deep distortion.

    String life is basically forever.
    I play mostly jazz, these are all I play anymore. Prefer tehm to pricier 'boutique' brand strings, regardless of cost.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    New Strings Need More Springs

    By Guitar Gregg

    from Flower Mound, TX

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    Pros

    • Great Feel Mellow Tone

    Cons

    • I Had To Add Springs

    Best Uses

      Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

      I loved the flatwounds that came on my 1966 Strat, so I wanted to try them on a new strat-like guitar I bought. The tension required raised the tremolo bridge way too high so I had to add two more springs to the three it came with already. The extra time and expense are definitely worth the investment!
      Gregg

      (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Slick & Mellow

      By Sonney

      from Marion, Illinois

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

          For gawd sake DON'T put a set of these 13-56 babies on and tune to EADGBE (E-E)on a Strat scale if you're setup for 9s. You could break the friggin' neck!

          Myself I settled on these for C-C tuning because the music store in town didn't stock any 16-65 sets of twangers for low tuning.

          As smooth 'n' easy on the fingers as any string out there. And quiet as all get-out! Friggin' expensive at the retail store before tax, and I can believe it 'cause of the glassy smooth buff job D'Addario obviously put on these.

          But don't EVEN think about tuning to E-E and thinking you can crank back down 1 or 6 semitones if you want-- nope they're finished, end of experiment.

          And another thing is I don't think these babies were meant for banging on hard. "Flat-Wounds" are a different deal ya'll. It really is a flat spiraling ribbon inside these babies. And my attempt at setting up a Strat scale guitar and stringing these to E-E was a total bust, as that just stretches out and ruins the internal integrity of these things and then they turn into useless gyrating rubber bands.

          But for a different mellow tone on your 24.75 scale guitar, or 2-4 semitone low tuning on Strats I'd give these a shot. But remember that once you take these strings up they won't go back down, so be careful in tuning.

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Detuners Try Them!!!

          By BadOPCode

          from West Coast

          Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

          I'm not one to actually stop and write reviews. These are good enough for an exception.I'm into playing metal with a D tuned and a drop C tuned guitars.These strings sound so good you will think you got a new amp. No fret rattle at all and the strings feel like E tuned guitar strings. With the flat wound sliding in and out of notes, sounds studio quality every time. Best yet... pick grinds work and are actually smoother and more consistent!These strings are a god sent for the perfectionist detuned lead metal guitarist. Definitely NOT for the hairspray rock band guitarists!!! These babies have too much rage and soul for you guys.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Must Try For Slide Guitar Style

          By Tom-5Q9bu

          from Peru,Indiana

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          Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

          If you play electric slide guitar or deep bass lines or if you are just concerned whether or not your fingers will last during a long gig, you need to try these strings. These babies are smooth as silk !!!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Finally found thee string for me...

          By Strummin' Steven Squid

          from Northeast Washington State

          Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

          I specifically bought an Epiphone Casino Elite to play rythmn in a 60's tribute band. Our experienced bass player recommended a medium string and I thought I'd try these D'Addario chromes. Wow! Just the perfect string for me. I don't play hard; I just try to replicate those great 60's songs and these strings make it happen. They've been on the guitar for 4 months through 4 gigs and once weekly 2 hour rehearsals. No tuning problems and I absolutely love the smooth feel with no squeaks. I'm sold!

          (1 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Disappointed

          By Lrc645

          from West Virginia

          Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

          The gauge of the strings are too thick for my schecter c1+. It doesn't set in the notches of my bridge or head of the neck. They just lay on it.

          (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not for the benson/Wes sound

          By mixed dog

          from LA

          Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

          I put these on my L-5 and almost had a heart attack! where was my tone? I had this jingling (almost like a phraser) mid-range twang with Flat-wound strings. I found some Gibson Flat wires (sadly discontinued) and got my sound back. maybe i got a bad batch but I would not use these strings again

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          excellent feel with a pick and fingerstyle.

          By bpg

          from San Francisco, CA

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          Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

          D'Addario is the best string maker around. Not only do they have excellent product, their packaging is not excessive (like Ernie Ball), and the strings come out of the sealed bag fresh and ready to go. I only play D'Addario strings.

           
          5.0

          Yes I will buy again

          By C C

          from Texas

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

            Sounds great on an Archtop

             
            5.0

            Great Strings

            By Lou

            from Buckatunna, MS

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Silky Smooth
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

              I had mistakenly bought a set of 11ga Chromes a while back & put them on my Charvel & loved them. Based on that, I bought the 13's for my Fender Baritone Tele...These strings are incredible! In 22 years of playing, I'd never tried Flat Wounds, but better late than never. Tuned to B/Drop A the tension is perfect. Great sound & feel to them. I play a blues heavy southern sludge & with my BariTele or Charvel thru a cranked up tube amp these strings sound amazing. Love the silky smoothness of them. I've only been using them for a couple weeks, so I don't know how long they'll last, but I will be restringing with these. The only negative, is that with the longer scale of my BariTele, 27", the high B & E strings were close to being too short. I'm upgrading to Locking Tuners so that won't be a problem next time though.

               
              5.0

              Flatwound Strings for 60s Tone

              By Bill B.

              from Laurel Canyon

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                My secret is out... to get that 60s Beatles tone I use flatwound strings on all my instruments -- electric guitar, acoustic guitar and bass. These are the best quality strings at the best price for just the right vintage tone.

                 
                5.0

                My favorite strings

                By Mike D

                from NJ

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                Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                Great strings

                 
                5.0

                yes

                By louis

                from denver co.

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • love the sound of my jazzguitar with these strin
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                  play jazz with these strings for better tone

                   
                  5.0

                  Smooth!

                  By Bob Rudichar

                  from Gillette, WY

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                  • Packaging Ambiguous

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                  Smooth as silk! Nice to the "over 60" fingers. Beautiful tone. I like it!
                  Packaging lowers price, I am sure. Took me a moment to get a clear picture of string gauge from the little sealed plastic bag containing the strings.
                  But great stings!

                   
                  5.0

                  Beats the hello out of Fender strings

                  By Ace_Dominion

                  from ocala, fla

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                  Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I used to buy 10 gauge fender strings, but one time I saw someone using flatwounds, and I fell in love immediately. With a little bit of adjustments, I had one of the quietest string sets in the world in my mind. Only problems are the strings tend to weaken, and fray faster.

                   
                  5.0

                  They do well what they're supposed to do

                  By 1531bs4BX

                  from Hoover, AL

                  Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                  These flat-wound (called "ribbon" wound on the packaging) strings are strings you use for a particular reason -- they're not general purpose "all around" electric strings. You get these for really smooth jazz stuff on an archtop or (as in my case) really chunky vintage (i.e. Beatles) tones on a short scale guitar (Ric 325, etc.). For those purposes these strings are great, and for the money they're outstanding. The tone is there. The feel is outstanding. I don't recommend these for more "general" sorts of playing on longer scale guitars (particularly on 25.5 scale guitars), but again, that's not what these strings are for.

                   
                  5.0

                  A treat for the ears AND fingers

                  By Gnurph

                  from Erie PA

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                  Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                  Tried out a few varieties of strings to get rid of fret noise, and these won. I use 12-52 gauge. The tone- a mellow and dark sound, a little tweaking on the EQ and I was sold. I use a brass pick to really accentuate the attack. The feel- for those that have never tried flatwound strings, there just aren't words. No need for any products like GHS Fast Fret on these strings, they're effortless smooth. Most strings I break or wear out in 2 weeks or less, 2 months and these strings are still going strong- EVEN with my abuse by a brass pick and aggressive string bends!

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Amazing

                  By Johnny Ashes

                  from Michigan

                  Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I bought these strings looking for something new... I don't want new things anymore when it comes to style and brand of strings, yea Ernie Ball is ok, but these round wounds are sooooo nice... I love them. The way they feel on your fingers, the incredible sound you get when you slap, pull, pick, strum, and tap... BUY THEM... You'll love it!

                   
                  5.0

                  never use another

                  By mike baker

                  from indianapolis

                  Comments about D'Addario ECG26 Chromes Medium Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                  Once I switched to this brand of heavy gauge strings, I decided to never use another. It was tough to bend until I got used to the extra tension but the difference in tone was too good to pass up. Amazing, long lasting tone, and they rarely break!!

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