D'Addario Electric Guitar Chromes Flat Wound Extra Light, .010 - .048, ECG23

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D'Addario ECG23 Chromes Flat Wound Electric Guitar Strings, Extra Light, 10-48





1st E

Plain Steel Locked Twist Ball End



2nd B

Plain Steel Locked Twist Ball End



3rd G

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound



4th D

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound



5th A

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound



6th E

Chromes Stainless Steel Flat Wound




ECG23 is D'Addario's lightest gauge of flatwound strings. Chromes' smooth feel and warm, mellow tone is ideal for traditional jazz, rockabilly twang, R&B and some pop/rock styles.              

D'Addario Chromes are wound with flattened stainless steel ribbon wire which is polished to an incredibly smooth surface.  Chromes deliver a distinctive damped but tone-rich sound that only flatwounds can produce.  D'Addario Chromes are the world's most popular flatwound strings.             

  • D'Addario's lightest gauge of flatwounds delivers smooth feel and warm, mellow tone with minimum tension
  • Ribbon wound and polished for ultra-smooth feel and warm, mellow tone
  • Environmentally friendly, corrosion resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh
  • Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance
  • String Gauges: Plain Steel .010, .014, Stainless Steel Flat Wound .020, .028, .038, .048

Always in search of better string-making materials, D'Addario turned to 400-series magnetic stainless steel in the mid 1970's. Stainless steel wound strings offer even more brilliance than their nickel-plated counterparts, and the alloy is well suited for Half Roundâ and flat wound string constructions.

In 1976, D'Addario developed the Half Roundâ grinding process, which made available "the third kind of string". Each Half Roundâ string starts as an oversized precision round wound string and is centerless-ground to a smooth, precise final diameter. With a tone in between their round wound and flat wound peers, D'Addario Half Roundsâ offer the advantages of a smooth exterior string (reducing finger noise and fret wear) while maintaining some of the brightness of a round wound string.

The round wound XLS line mirrors the sets in the XL nickel-plated series, combining the popularity of XL round wound strings with the unique qualities of steel. D'Addario Chromes are made with precision flat (ribbon) outer windings and polished to a fine high-luster. Each Chromes string is wound and polished on the same machine, with the string tension remaining constant between processes. Long the choice of jazz and fusion players, Chromes are available in three popular gauges.

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  • 5

    Posted by Sly on Sep 5th 2011

    These strings are obviously the best if you're looking for Rockabilly Style. Easy to bend & while still keeping the sound right with chromes strings..

  • 5

    Posted by Tyler on Apr 13th 2011

    I have pretty much tried every available flatwound on the market. If you want the brightest sounding flatwound strings, then these are the ones for you! These strings may not fill your appetite for the "mellow jazz sound" but that's what the other brands are for. These strings work well in conjunction with P-90 pickups, giving a nice clean sound. These strings are awesome sounding on my Gibson Les Paul 60's tribute guitar...give these a ring...!

  • 5

    Posted by rogerwilco51 on Apr 10th 2011

    Sweet strings.

  • 5

    Posted by dh on Feb 8th 2011

    Imho Dad's are the best flats, and there are no flats any lighter. And there are no better places to buy strings than Juststrings.com.

  • 5

    Posted by wild bill on Oct 30th 2010

    Second brand I have tried. I am pleased with the sound and gauge.

  • 1

    Posted by LEE JOINER on Aug 27th 2010

    Purchased 2 sets. One set contained only 5 strings. That is not good.

  • 5

    Posted by Heymate on Aug 6th 2010

    Perfect for my playing. I have an old Ibanez LR10 and these strings are just right for my jazz playing. I thought they might be too light but the bottom E and A have nice depth. I have a Fender Twin with JBL's. When I started playing, back in the late 50's, this type of wound string was called "tapewound" if I remember!! A great choice and two thumbs up!!

  • 2

    Posted by Jeff Padgett on May 26th 2010

    I used these for years playing jazz of all sorts. Then I decided to try other brands and I got a few sets of Thomastiks and various other brands... I realized instantly that the plain steel strings D'Addario is putting in these and other string packs are sub-par junk.

  • 5

    Posted by John A. Hunt on May 23rd 2010

    I just love these electric chromes flat wound. I put them on my 1955 National jazz box and it's never sounded so good. I hope that D'Addario keeps making 'em.

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