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45-132

Light 5-String / Long Scale Set ECB81-5

ECB81-5 is a light gauge flat wound string set for 5-String, long scale electric bass. XL Chromes are noted for their smooth feel and warm, mellow tone, essential to the sound and style of many jazz, blues, and rock players.
 
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45-132

ECB81-5 is a light gauge flat wound string set for 5-String, long scale electric bass. XL Chromes are noted for their smooth feel and warm, mellow tone, essential to the sound and style of many jazz, blues, and rock players.

String Tension Chart
Item # Note Diameter Tension
CB045 G 0.045 in 47.00 lbs
CB065 D 0.065 53.94
CB080 A 0.080 47.52
CB100 E 0.100 40.29
CB132 B 0.132 38.72

Product Features

  • Coating: Uncoated
  • Number Of Strings: 5
  • Scale Length: Long
  • Set Type: Sets
  • Wrap Material: Stainless Steel

  • 5-String version of D'Addario's best-selling flat wound bass guitar set
  • Ribbon wound and polished for ultra-smooth feel and warm, mellow tone
  • These strings are designed for long scale basses (34”+) and have a taper at 36 – 7/8”
  • All D'Addario strings are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA
  • String Gauges: Wound .045, .065, .080, .100, .132

Why does the ball end side of the low B string for my bass have a taper?

Many 5-string bass players prefer a tapered end for the low B string. This allows the heavier gauge low B string to be positioned on the bridge more evenly with the other 4 strings. The taper can also improve the clarity of the fundamental tone, which improves intonation.


Curious what strings are best for you? Find your perfect set with String Finder

 

How can I extend the life of my strings?

There are many factors that can affect the lifespan of your strings. Here are some tips to help extend the life of your strings:

1. Wipe down your strings after each use.

2. Try D'Addario X-Series strings! Our two X Series options each use a distinct method to extend lifespan, while preserving the tone and feel of uncoated strings.

XT combines high carbon steel cores with an advanced corrosion resistance treatment added over the string to enhance string longevity. XS makes use of a special film and innovative application process, allowing the string to last longer than any string we've produced before.

3. Try these maintenance and care products to prolong string life and performance. 

 

How do I restring my guitar?

Check out the videos to learn the restringing process for electric, acoustic, classical, bass, and other instruments. You will also find videos on restringing, tuning, humidification, and general maintenance.

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