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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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
  • Long lasting
SPECIFICATIONS
  • 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 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (28)
  • Consistent (21)
  • Long life (18)
  • Well built / quality (14)
  • Easy on the fingers (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (22)
  • Concerts (21)
  • Back-up (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Professional musician (7), Novice (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

 

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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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Strings for the Money!

By BassNut257

from Reading, PA

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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.

    (3 of 3 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.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome. I love these strings.

        By Wildbird99

        from Long Island, NY

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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 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.

          (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.

            (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            windings too fat

            By GOPpollster

            from Alexandria, VA

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            Pros

              Cons

              • Do Not Fit

              Best Uses

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

                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.

                 
                4.0

                Nice sounding strings.

                By cuckoo

                from So Cal

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I bought these to replace a damaged G string on an existing set of these that I have on my P bass. I stupidly damaged it by accidentally grazing a soldering iron it. Anyway I bought a new set at the lower price MF has sometimes.
                    They are real nice sounding and feeling strings. A perfect fit for a P bass to get a classic tone.
                    My con about the strings is the way D'addario packages all the strings in one pkg instead of individually wrapped for better protection. Mine were fine but I could see a situation where they might be damaged being all bunched together.

                     
                    4.0

                    Yes

                    By Jim

                    from Ca

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

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

                      No finger noise!

                       
                      5.0

                      Wish I'd found these long ago

                      By VTBassman

                      from Northern Vermont

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Jammin'
                        • Practicing

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

                        I was a weekend warrior for years and always had trouble with my metal wound strings corroding under my fingers. My sweat and oil just destroyed my metal wound bass strings so fast that I had to get a new set monthly. Then I bought a semi-hollow body bass from Carvin in the late 90's that came with some Labella tapewound strings on it. I loved them, they didn't corrode and lasted and lasted. I wanted something like that for my solid body basses as well. The problem was at the time the only ones I could find were very heavy gauged and I wasn't prepared to take a file to the nuts of my precious babies. Fast forward 20 years and I was disabled and no longer playing in bands, but missing having a bass around to noodle around with so I bought a nice Dean Edge 09 (nice bass see review) for a song. Remembering how my hands had such a toxic effect on metal bass strings, I went looking for some tape wounds thinking that with a knock around bass like the Dean I could go ahead and file down the nut on it. Low and behold, other companies were making tapewound strings and apparently using much thinner windings. I found these D'Addario's that were the exact same gauge as I always used (medium gauge). I had to try em out. Well all I can say is WOW. These sound considerably brighter than I was expecting if I opened up the tone control on the bass yet still had that almost fretless/acoustic sound with tone tighted down. These are fantastic strings and I doubt I'll ever buy another brand that these. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

                         
                        4.0

                        Great strings for feel and tone for my acoustic !!

                        By R66bassguy

                        from Reno, Nevada

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

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

                          Bought this set of strings for my acoustic bass and very pleased with the tone, feel and quality...Sound great acoustically and when played thru my amp !!

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent strings, will buy again.

                          By Cole

                          from Thornton Co

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Long Life

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Practicing

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

                            Installed a set on a new Custom built P-Bass, sound and feel excellent, providing your preference are Flatwounds. Not sure of longevity at this point, but I'm optimistic since they are D'Addario.

                             
                            5.0

                            These strings are a soft touch, great tone and long lasting.

                            By Dallas

                            from Lashmeet, WV

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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 use these on ACOUSTIC BAS, BOTH UNPLJGGED AND PLUGGED IN. The best in response, ease of playing and durability. I gave away an acoustic bass about 2 years ago with a set of these that 14 years old and astill doing great..

                               
                              5.0

                              Love These Strings

                              By Kevrap1

                              from Rochester, NY

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                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

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

                                  Just put these on my new acoustic bass. They feel and sound so nice.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Sound Great on my Bass Banjo

                                  By Jeff - Young Old Timer

                                  from Lakeland, FL

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                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                  • No Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing
                                  • Writing music

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

                                  I've bought tape wounds for my fretless basses and now for my Gold Tone bass banjo. These strings give it a nice, smooth, kinda thumpy sound that resonates very well through the amp. I highly recommend them if you aren't into heavy metal or something.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Bass Strings

                                  By RIC37012

                                  from Pittsburgh, PA

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                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Long Life

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      I normally use D' Addario strings on the majority of my basses. Regardless if they're steel, nickel or tape wound. All their strings have great tone and feel. The tape wounds I use on my acoustic/electric basses and half wounds on a number of my other basses.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Smooth

                                      By Andy

                                      from UK

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                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Good Tone
                                      • Long Life
                                      • smooth feel on fingers
                                      • Strong

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Concerts
                                        • Practicing
                                        • Recording

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

                                        I put these on my Yamaha BB424X. They sound and feel great. To me they actually sound brighter than flats and I kind of like the slap tone of them as well. If you put a foam under your strings and roll off the tone you'll get a nice "Thud" from them. They are very smooth on your fingers so sliding on them is a pleasure! I presume they'll sound even better on Fretless or hollow body basses.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        So smooth, nice and thuddy and thunky

                                        By Leftka

                                        from Naples FL

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                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Good Tone
                                        • smooth

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Backup
                                          • Concerts
                                          • Practicing

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

                                          put these on my fretless Dean acoustic/electric bass. Love these strings ordering a set for my Ray 34 fretless. love the tone, comfort, smooth feel.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          EZ GLIDER

                                          By LongColt

                                          from Herman, NE

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                                          Pros

                                          • Consistent
                                          • Good Tone
                                          • High quality should last a long time!!!!
                                          • Strong

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Backup
                                            • Concerts
                                            • Practicing

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

                                            I love how smooth they are to the touch. Makes my acoustic bass sound almost fretless with an upright's mellow tone. Just put them on so I don't know how long they'll last but they seem like quality long life strings!!

                                             
                                            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 starfire 64

                                              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.

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