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Dean Markley Renews SR2000 Bass Strings
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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. The second thing that sets...

GHS Announces BEAD Tuned Bass Boomers
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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 Light, Medium, and Heavy –...

GHS Updates Short Scale Strings
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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 measurement did not work easily...

La Bella Strings Introduces Gold Flats
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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 feel than their traditional stainless...

Gamut Music Announces Red Diamond Gut Double Bass Strings
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Gamut Music Announces Red Diamond Gut Double Bass Strings

Gamut Music has expanded their line of double bass strings with the Red Diamond series. The gut strings are described as having a strong bottom end and a full tone. “The G-1 and D-2 strings are made of the finest beef serosa from the green fields of Ireland, twisted in our famous Lyon gut style, then wrapped with nylon to...

String Gauge vs. Speed
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String Gauge vs. Speed

Q: I had a major breakthrough in part inspired by our visit. For the first time in years I’m playing normal, not light strings. I guess I thought all the pro virtuosos used G=40 strings. Victor does I think. Anyway when I stopped feeling like that was my path I tried the stiffer strings and paradoxically I can play faster...

GHS Announces Limited Edition Infinity Steel Bass Strings
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GHS Announces Limited Edition Infinity Steel Bass Strings

GHS Strings has unveiled the Limited Edition Infinity Steels, a set of coated roundwound strings for bass. The set revisits their Infinity Steels with updates for modern players. Each string is coated using a process called MST, or Metal Surface Treatment, that coats the outer wires, which are then wrapped around the core. GHS also tweaked the core to cover...

D’Addario Adapts NYXL Strings For Bass
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D’Addario Adapts NYXL Strings For Bass

D’Addario has adapted their NYXL strings to their line of bass products. The new NYXL Bass sets feature the company’s NY Steel core and reformulated nickel-plated wrap wire, which they say offer a more powerful low end, accentuated harmonics, and focused punch. The NY Steel core also adds to the string’s durability and stability, while a new core-to-wrap ratio give...

Dunlop Introduces Flatwound Bass Strings
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Dunlop Introduces Flatwound Bass Strings

Dunlop went old school at NAMM this year by introducing a new set of flatwound strings. The Dunlop Flatwound Strings are designed to give the tone of classic rock, funk, and R&B recordings while providing a more modern feel. Designed for lower tension, the strings are described as providing a solid fundamental with rich articulation on top. “Rolling off your...

MJC Ironworks Launches New Bass Strings
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MJC Ironworks Launches New Bass Strings

Michael Connolly has launched a new string company called MJC Ironworks, which the industry veteran describes as a company with “geek-like intensity to detail.” Its first products are a line of strings for bass players. The lineup includes stainless steel and nickel-plated versions in a variety of gauges. Available in 4, 5, 6, and 7-string sets, the strings are shipped...