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Any Love for D'addario Bass Strings?

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Hi all,

I dont see bass players mentioning D'addario strings often and wonder why that is? In the guitar world D'addarios are appreciated somewhat but not in the bass world (it seems).

I have D'addarios 45-100 on my new bass and at some stage will have to buy new ones so wonder if there is a good reson to avoid buying D'addario for me bass.

Thank you!

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I recently bought a pack of 3 from strings direct as they were on offer so i thought i'd give them a go. They seem fine to me and i would consider getting them again.

You don't say what you make of them.

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I have D'Addario Chromes on all my basses. I can't think of a reason to avoid the brand, they have been making instrument strings for a lot of years. However, some people will favour them, some won't.

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I love D'addario strings, specifically 0.45 - .105 nickels and 0.45 - .100 on shortscales (just because they don't seem to do a .105).

Great strings. I do like elixirs as well, but they are too pricey for me!

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[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]D'Addario were great sponsors of the Herts bass bash. They came and did a talk on strings and supplied all the strings for Lozz'z head 2 head bass test.[/font][/color]

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Their nickel EXL strings are amazing, and great value.

Just take a look at the people who use them, Michael Manring and John Patitucci for instance.

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Love 'em on everything! - Oh and the customer care from D'Addario UK - well, D'addario all over is just brilliant.

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Another vote for EXL nickels here. Swapped over from Elixir furries a couple of years ago & never use anything else now.

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Ok :) Im actually surprised to see many replies. I guess I expected none or one repliy but it seems as if D'addarios are as respected in the bass world as they are in the guitar world. Well Im satisfied with mine but I never tried any others so ... . Not sure how long they stay fresh but time will tell I guess and once they sound dull I will try and make them new by using this method called "slap the s..t out of the strings" ;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8OYeN9mAL4

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I really rate D'Addarios - the .045 to .105 roundwounds do it for me. I rate them over the Rotosounds because of the extra 0.005" on the 'A' string. I play that one a LOT.

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D'Addarios on all my remaining guitars. EXL165-5 (45-135) on my MM, Chrome Flats 50-105 on my P Bass and EXL 170 (45-100) on my Jazz. I can't really see a need to change at the moment.

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[quote name='Grangur' timestamp='1445282262' post='2890274']
[color=#282828][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif]D'Addario were great sponsors of the Herts bass bash. They came and did a talk on strings and supplied all the strings for Lozz'z head 2 head bass test.[/font][/color]
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Gifted a set of D'Addario's, Black, tape wound , four string at the South East Bash, put them on my P Fretless they sound more mellow than the Status Tapewound that it came with and on my Fretless five and as good as the La' Bella's on another fretless I have, less 'clack' as well ;) Edited by Oldman

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I love their Pro Steels, great strings.

I had given up on Nickel strings in recent years, due to getting an allergic reaction when using them. My Jazz got a set of the D'addario nickels at the Herts Bass Bash and I was pleased to find, no allergic reaction and they sound and feel just lovely.

Also their customer service is first rate.

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I use D'addario Chromes on all my basses, lovely strings, slightly brighter than other flatwounds I have used, and I use D'addario on my guitars too. Always found them reliable and long lasting.

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All I ever use-45-105 chromes. Have tried the stainless ones, didn't appear a lot different to the chromes, so I stick with them. Never had a problem with them. My local music shop told me a while ago that D'Addario made Fender strings too, and they do have the same coloured ends. Used them until they stopped stocking them, no difference. Another big thumbs up for D'addario strings.

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I`ve used Chromes a few times over the years, but at present need that clank you get from rounds, so back to what I know, Rotosounds. But kudos to D`Addario, as above, they`ve now been to 2 of the bashes, nice to see a company do stuff like this.

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