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D'Addario ECB81 Chromes Flatwound Bass Strings (Regular Light, Long Scale)

Packed with deep low-end tone, D'Addario ECB81 Chromes flatwound bass strings lend a tight bottom to jazz and R&B -- and contemporary pop styles as well. (4) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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D'Addario Chromes Flatwound Bass strings are famed for their smooth feel and warm, mellow tone. D'Addario EBC81 Chromes are flatwound regular light gauge, long scale strings (Gauge: .045, .065, .080, .100 to be exact). The strings are wound using an outer flattened, "ribbon" wire which is then polished to a smooth finish. Chromes deliver a deep, rich low end tone that's ideal for jazz and R&B, but also has applications in contemporary pop music.

Flatwound bass strings define the warm, tight bottom of R&B and Jazz. Complex combinations of interlocking underwindings on a hex core build a foundation for the delicate outer ribbon winding. Each string is ground and polished to produce an incredibly smooth surface.

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Gauge: .045, .065, .080, .100
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Looking for flatwounds? These are my recommendation..."
Sound: I have used a set of these strings on my Reverend Rumblefish PJ since I got it in 2003. That's right, the same set for the last 7 years. Everywhere I play people compliment me on the sound of my bass, and these strings are a big part of that: warm, punchy, perfect for the R&B, Soul, Classic Rock and Blues music I play. Feature: Perfectly polished. Ease of Use: No problems installing, no problems since. Other players who've tried my bass say it plays like butter, and since my action isn't especially low (medium, really), it must be the strings. Quality: 7 years and running says it all. Value: Do the math - how much is a string that sings after all this time worth? More than you're paying here (it's also less expensive than most of the competition I rejected in 2003). Manufacturer Support: I've never needed to contact D'Addario, I'm giving them a 10 for a product that didn't and doesn't need their support. The Wow Factor: I think this is a dam' sexy product, because I've seen the way it moves dancers... Overall: If I ever need to, I will replace my current set with another of the same. I'm beginning to think that's a big 'if'. But just in case, when I decided on this set, I bought a spare... D'addario isn't making money off of me, although they deserve to.
Style of Music: R&B, Soul, Blues, Classic Rock
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Overall: On my Squier VM Jazz bass I've been using Rotosound Jazz Bass 77 strings. They sound nice, but I wanted to try something else. I'm not sure why, but I did. So, I got these strings. The first thing I noticed is they are "brighter" sounding. I haven't learned the slap style of playing yet, and assumed round wound strings were the only choice for that, but I tried a little slapping. On the Rotosound strings, slapping the E and A strings sounded nice, but popping the D and G strings didn't seem to work. With these D'Addario strings, popping actually sounds good! Not as much bite as round wounds, but still very good sounding. Maybe I'll try to learn how to slap after all. The tension seems to be less than the Rotosounds, since I had to adjust the relief a couple of quarter turns to get rid of the fret buzz. I can't tell if that's good or bad, but it's not any more difficult to push on the frets. I can't tell if it's easier, though, it's been a couple of weeks since I played this bass, so I didn't do a comparison. I have another bass with round wounds, but it's taking a lot longer than I expected to play them without all those noises. I'm not giving up, but if I played in front of anyone, I'd use the bass with these flat wounds. Great sound, no squeeks, and barely audible (unwanted) harmonics. Even though my technique still needs work, these strings sound great! I'm almost wanting to put them on the other bass too!
Style of Music: Mainly rock
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