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GHS Acquires Innovation Bass Strings Brand
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GHS Acquires Innovation Bass Strings Brand

Innovation Bass Strings, a brand of double bass strings that have been manufactured in the UK up until now, will now be produced by GHS Strings in the USA. The brand’s unique designs will be matched by GHS to retain their qualities.

S.I.T. Strings Introduces 6-String Sets to Foundations Series
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S.I.T. Strings Introduces 6-String Sets to Foundations Series

S.I.T. Strings has expanded their Foundations line of bass strings with several new 6-string sets. Manufactured in Ohio, the strings are built with a core material they say makes them flexible and bright.

Cleartone Redesigns Coated Bass Strings
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Cleartone Redesigns Coated Bass Strings

Cleartone has revamped their line of coated strings with a new formula they say increases volume, sustain, and longevity. The entire line of guitar and bass strings now have a more refined winding and treatment process. “Cleartone’s new generation strings use a .5 micron coating that according to an independent acoustic lab actually increases volume and sustain from an uncoated...

GHS Strings Reintroduces Tapewound Bass Strings
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GHS Strings Reintroduces Tapewound Bass Strings

After discontinuing the line in 2015, GHS Strings has reintroduced their Tapewound Bass strings. They’re designed to be dark and thumpy like a double bass, the company writes. “Tapewound bass strings combine the thump and decay of an upright bass string while retaining the characteristics of an electric bass string,” GHS says. “Flatwound strings are wrapped with a black nylon...

Sadowsky Guitars Launches Re-engineered Blue Label Flatwound Strings
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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 retains a strong fundamental to...

Dean Markley Adds Extra-Medium Set to NickelSteel Bass Signature String Series
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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 a “full bright sound” with...

Warwick Introduces Red Series Strings for 8-String Basses
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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 gauge (.017″, .040″, .025″, .060″,...

GHS Strings Announces Pressurewound Bronze Bass Strings
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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,” the company writes. “GHS created...

S.I.T. Strings Introduces the Foundations Bass Strings
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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 building blocks of your sound,”...

GHS Strings Unveils Balanced Nickels Bass Strings
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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 covers for the E string,”...