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Custom Light Long Scale Bass Strings ECB84

XL Chromes are among the warmest, mellowest bass strings we have to offer. These flat wound strings provide an ultra-smooth feel and a dark, yet warm tone, while allowing movement across the fretboard with no finger noise. Made with a high carbon steel core, Chromes stainless steel flattened ribbon wrap wire is expertly wound onto a series of interlocking under-windings, then precisely polished for unparalleled smoothness and a tonal presence which blends beautifully into the mix. This 40-100 Custom Light gauge set has a nice even tension, bright tone, and tight low-end.
 
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40-100

XL Chromes are among the warmest, mellowest bass strings we have to offer. These flat wound strings provide an ultra-smooth feel and a dark, yet warm tone, while allowing movement across the fretboard with no finger noise. Made with a high carbon steel core, Chromes stainless steel flattened ribbon wrap wire is expertly wound onto a series of interlocking under-windings, then precisely polished for unparalleled smoothness and a tonal presence which blends beautifully into the mix. This 40-100 Custom Light gauge set has a nice even tension, bright tone, and tight low-end.

String Tension Chart
Item # Note Diameter Tension
CB040 G 0.040 in 37.83 lbs
CB060 D 0.060 46.49
CB080 A 0.080 47.52
CB100 E 0.100 40.29

Product Features

  • Coating: Uncoated
  • Number Of Strings: 4
  • Scale Length: Long
  • Set Type: Sets
  • Wrap Material: Stainless Steel

  • XL Chromes are a flat wound electric bass string, which provide a mellower tone than round wound strings.
  • Chromes stainless steel flattened ribbon wrap wire is precisely polished for unparalleled smoothness and a dark, yet warm tone.
  • Like all D’Addario bass strings, XL Chromes are made with our proprietary Hex-Core, ensuring perfect intonation, consistent feel, and reliable durability.
  • Chromes sets have a code on the recyclable VCI bag, which you can register to earn Players Circle points.
  • D’Addario bass guitar strings are made in the USA—drawn to our exacting specifications at our New York production facility.

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.


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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.

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

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