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  • Sadowsky Guitars Launches Re-engineered Blue Label Flatwound Strings

    Sadowsky Guitars Launches Re-engineered Blue Label Flatwound Strings

    Sadowsky Guitars has re-engineered their line of flatwound strings including their sets for bass guitar. The new Blue Label Flatwound strings, which come in four and five-string sets, are described as “superb for fretless basses or that classic Motown sound.” “Our challenge was to create a string with a true vintage tone and feel that... »

  • Dean Markley Adds Extra-Medium Set to NickelSteel Bass Signature String Series

    Dean Markley Adds Extra-Medium Set to NickelSteel Bass Signature String Series

    Dean Markley has added an Extra-Medium set to its NickelSteel Bass Signature Series of strings. The XM strings split the difference between medium and heavy with gauges of measuring .050, .070, .090, and .110 mm in the four-string set. A five-string set adds a .130mm low B string. The company describes the string as offering... »

  • Warwick Introduces Red Series Strings for 8-String Basses

    Warwick Introduces Red Series Strings for 8-String Basses

    After releasing the RockBass Corvette Basic 8-String bass earlier this year, Warwick is now offering a set of strings for 8-string basses in their Red series. The Warwick Red 8-String set includes four strings plus four-octave strings suitable for all long scale eight-string basses. “The strings of the Warwick Red 8-String set are Roundwound, medium... »

  • GHS Strings Announces Pressurewound Bronze Bass Strings

    GHS Strings Announces Pressurewound Bronze Bass Strings

    GHS Strings has introduced a new line of strings called the Pressurewound Bronze Bass for acoustic/electric bass. The newly designed strings aim at eliminating harsh tones associated with bronze strings. “Many acoustic/electric bass players know that the traditional bronze strings that come standard on these basses have harsh overtones and a lot of string noise,”... »

  • S.I.T. Strings Introduces the Foundations Bass Strings

    S.I.T. Strings Introduces the Foundations Bass Strings

    S.I.T. Strings unveiled a new set of bass strings called the Foundations line at Bass Player Live this year. The new strings are built with a “state-of-the-art core material” that the company says makes them extremely responsive. “Designed to be the brightest and most flexible bass string available, The Foundations are sure to become the... »

  • GHS Strings Unveils Balanced Nickels Bass Strings

    GHS Strings Unveils Balanced Nickels Bass Strings

    GHS Strings has expanded their line of bass strings with the new Balanced Nickels set, which they describe as a combination of traditional string materials and modern string design. “Traditionally, bass strings are made by wrapping one cover wire around the core to create the G, two covers for the D and A, and three... »

  • Dean Markley Renews SR2000 Bass Strings

    Dean Markley Renews SR2000 Bass Strings

    Dean Markley has unveiled a renewed design of their SR2000 bass strings. The set is described as providing a “big, meaty bass tone” thanks to their construction. “The first thing that sets a Dean Markley string apart from any other manufacturer is the tension in which that core wire is held during the winding process.... »

  • GHS Announces BEAD Tuned Bass Boomers

    GHS Announces BEAD Tuned Bass Boomers

    If you like things nice and low, GHS has you covered with their latest set of Bass Boomers. The new four-string sets are designed for BEAD tuning and described as having “deep low end with a midrange crunch that cuts through a band mix.” The BEAD Tuned Bass Boomers come in three gauges – Medium... »

  • GHS Updates Short Scale Strings

    GHS Updates Short Scale Strings

    GHS Strings has updated their short-scale bass strings to be a bit longer. The extra length, they say, is to accommodate for short-scale basses that have a tailpiece or are strung thru-body. “Traditionally, the winding length (ball end to taper/silk) of a short scale bass string has been 32 [inches],” the company writes. “However, this... »

  • La Bella Strings Introduces Gold Flats

    La Bella Strings Introduces Gold Flats

    La Bella Strings has added to their Deep Talkin’ Bass series with the Gold Flats. Available in four, five, and six-string sets, the flat wound strings use a golden alloy ribbon wire for the exterior wrap that the company says adds a unique tonal mid-range. The Gold Flats also have more attack with a softer... »