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D’Addario ETB92 Tapewound Bass Guitar Strings, Medium, 50-105, Long Scale

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Designed to produce a deep, warm tone with smooth feel, D’Addario Tape wound 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. Tape wounds 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 flat wound strings.

Customer Reviews

Don’t trust the Scale Length

21 people found this helpful.
 on September 10, 2015
By Professor
First off, I’m a huge fan of D’addario. I have them on everything I own. The description claims to fit “up to 32″ scale” but I put them on my 32″ ibanez acoustic/electric and each string had an inch or more of the cloth wrapping on my fretboard.

BE CAREFUL of the scale you choose

9 people found this helpful.
 on March 3, 2014
By lester boswell
These are fine strings, but watch out for the scale you pick. Regular or medium scale is supposed to be 34 inches (nut to bridge). The medium, standard, whatever you want to call it does not fit a 34 inch scale bass!!!! On the part of the string that goes into the tuning peg, the winding of the string comes below the nut!!! That makes the string useless. If you have a 34 inch bass, buy the LONG scale. If you have a short scale bass, buy the medium scale and so on. Go one scale higher than you think or you’ll be sending the strings back as I did. I think somebody just cut and pasted the wrong scales in the description.

Love em

2 people found this helpful.
 on February 5, 2015
By Tristan Heberlein
I love these strings. I’ve only played with them a couple hours, so I can’t speak to their longevity. I was afraid the sound would be too dull or muddy or something – based on some online videos with poor audio, and all the talk about this giving you a more old school or upright bass sound. After researching like crazy online, and watching the few YouTube videos demonstrating these (which, by the way, the D’Addario official promo video of these has really muddy, awful sound…this video seems to represent them the best, from what I can tell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?). Anyway, they do give a much smoother sound than my previous roundwound strings, but I wouldn’t go as far as to say it sounds much like an upright bass. It simply sounds smooth and deeper than roundwounds. But, if you want to play hard on them to get more punch, they have that too. They just don’t have that metallic ring to them. I love how smooth they are, physically, and how I can slide up and down the fretboard with ease…these strings have helped make playing much more fun. Plus, if you’re an aesthetics nerd like me, the fact that their black is a big plus…makes my bass just look more badass than it did already…with a blue body, pewter components and black fretboard….

Excellent and Long Lasting Strings

One person found this helpful.
 on May 31, 2016
By Andrew P.
I have used the same pair of these strings for about 8 months now (I know, I need a new set), and they have been great. I play for my high school’s steel band and often use these strings at small gigs to better blend with the band. My goal is to not stick out too much and add to the music rather than distract from the other players. I will definitely be ordering another pair as soon as I have the money.

Good strings for mellow sound

 on June 29, 2017
By John B.
Great strings if you’re looking for a softer, less penetrating bass sound. Love em. Put them on a ’68 Kalamazoo KB1. I get a sound as close as an electric will give you to a stand up acoustic bass.

Length, Sound, Feel, Intonation

One person found this helpful.
 on November 6, 2012
By Big Woo
Know what you want! Do you want an INDIVIDUAL and more defined warm, fat, steel string sound (D’Addario Chromes), or do you want the duller, broader thump of a nylon (D’Addario Tapewound)that BLENDS IN more with the rest of the sound? If you’re not sure, listen to some sound bites on youtube.

and put these strings on and have an awesome sounding fretless for next to nothing

One person found this helpful.
 on March 15, 2017
By molinL
Just removed the frets (be careful if you are tempted to do this!) from a Squire P-bass I got for free, and put these strings on and have an awesome sounding fretless for next to nothing! I’m in heaven.

love these on my Fender acoustic bass

 on July 30, 2013
By JMB
love these strings, but they require some modifications to some acoustic bass guitars…

The sound was clanky. One of them became frayed …

 on October 18, 2017
By Dougc
The sound was clanky. One of them became frayed, almost immediately and the tape was coming off. LaBelle flats are what you want, instead.

Definite Deep Thump.

One person found this helpful.
 on November 7, 2013
By 3rdtimer
Definite deep thump. I use a pick (Fender Heavy) and have always had the “twang” on flat wounds and even worse on round wounds. These provide the mellow, deep ‘soft’ bass I have been looking for. I used to use felt picks on the flat wounds but they slowed me down somewhat. That problem is solved now.
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