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D'Addario Chromes question

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Rip Topaz, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. I've been using the ECB81 set of Chromes on my P-bass for the last few years and love them.

    I wondering if anyone uses the medium gauge set (ECB82) and how big of a difference in feel and tone. I switched to a heavier gauge set of rounds on one of my basses and love them, so I was wondering people's opinions on the medium gauge Chromes. I actually prefer the heavier rounds on the bass I use them on, and wondering how big of a difference do the heavier Chromes feel.

  2. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    More tension than ecb81 for sure.
    shawshank72 likes this.
  3. Klonk


    Apr 28, 2011
    Was a thread on this last week or so. Look for it further down :)
  4. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Just sold my 3 month old set in a package deal.
    Very stiff, I have a set of EB flats on my other bass in the same size and its a night and day difference.
    But very musical.
    Chromes have such a great tone/volume level from string to string but i just hate that it takes so long for them to settle down.
    Yahboy likes this.
  5. Thanks, guys. I decided to go for the heavier gauge and give them a shot.

    I've got the ECB81 set on my 60th Anniversary P and love them. Went for the ECB82 set on my backup MIM P.
  6. Figured I should report back.

    The medium gauge Chromes showed up today, so obviously they won't be broken in. But I was able to install with no issues, and the difference between the medium and light gauge doesn't feel that drastic.

    I'm a Chromes lover, and have been since I first tried them in 2009. This set won't tarnish that love. They feel great, just the right amount of tension.

    They'll definitely take quite a while to achieve their played-in tone but I'm more of a Steve Harris flats player than I am a Jamerson player. So I dig the brightness of them while they settle in.

    If I should happen to wear out the set of light gauge Chromes that are on my main P, I'll be bumping that bass up to the medium set.
    Klonk likes this.

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