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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...

S.I.T. Strings Introduces RB Bass Strings
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S.I.T. Strings Introduces RB Bass Strings

S.I.T. Strings has introduced the RB line of bass strings, which will replace their current Rock Bright series. According to the company, the new set has been developed with an improved manufacturing process as well as a more balanced tension string formula. The RB Bass String is built with a 92/8 phosphor bronze under-wrap wire over a hard-tempered hexagonal steel...

Elixir Revamps Bass Strings
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Elixir Revamps Bass Strings

After getting feedback from over a thousand bass players, Elixir Strings has announced they’ve revamped their Nanoweb coated bass strings. “We recently decided to broaden our range in both Nickel Plated and Stainless Steel Strings,” says application engineer Justin Fogelman. “New and refined gauges and single strings give bassists a tool to find what really works well for them.” The...

Ernie Ball Introduces Slinky Flatwound Bass Strings
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Ernie Ball Introduces Slinky Flatwound Bass Strings

Ernie Ball is fusing the elements of two types of strings with their new Slinky Flatwound Electric Bass Guitar Strings. Developed with the company’s patented cobalt steel alloy, the strings are described as having the sound of round wound strings with the smooth feel of traditional flatwound strings. The strings are constructed with a cobalt ribbon wire wrapped around a...

Dunlop Debuts Marcus Miller Super Bright Strings
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Dunlop Debuts Marcus Miller Super Bright Strings

Dunlop’s booth at this year’s NAMM Show was buzzing with the announcement Marcus Miller had joined forces with them to create a signature line of strings. “Starting with our new Super Bright formula, we worked closely with him to develop strings that perfectly complement his sound—crisp and cutting with a big fundamental and powerful low end,” the company shared. Miller...

La Bella Unveils Vapor Shield Treated Bass Strings
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La Bella Unveils Vapor Shield Treated Bass Strings

La Bella has announced a new type of extended-life string called the Vapor Shield series. Instead of spraying or dipping the string into a coating, the process treats the entire surface of the string with a nucleated polymer vapor. “Using a highly sophisticated Ionic Vapor Process™ developed by Acoustic Science™, proprietary compounds are activated in a glow discharge electromagnetic plasma,...

Xotic Launches Line of Bass Strings
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Xotic Launches Line of Bass Strings

Xotic Guitars has launched their own brand of bass strings including sets for 4-, 5-, and 6-string basses. Available in nickel or stainless steel, the string feature round wound construction and can be ordered for 34″ or 33″ scale basses. The 4-string gauges run .045 to .105 while the 5-string set adds a .125 B-string and the 6-string adds a...

Dean Markley Introduces Blue Steel Nickel-Plated Bass Strings
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Dean Markley Introduces Blue Steel Nickel-Plated Bass Strings

After keeping them to limited to artists and exclusive dealers, Dean Markley has launched a nickel-plated version of their Blue Steel bass strings. Similar to the stainless steel set, the Blue Steel Nickel-Plated strings are cryogenically frozen with liquid nitrogen to improve their lifespan. The company describes the strings as gentler to the touch. Nickel also creates less distortion for...

D’Orazio Strings Introduces Rockabilly Ropecore Chrome-Steel Upright Bass Strings
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D’Orazio Strings Introduces Rockabilly Ropecore Chrome-Steel Upright Bass Strings

D’Orazio’s new Rockabilly Ropecore Double Bass Strings are chrome-steel flatwounds that the company engineered specifically for the rockabilly genre. Made in Italy, the design offers a lighter feel while its outer winding gives a more aggressive tone that suits the slapping style. The D’Orazio Rockabilly Ropecore chrome-steel upright bass strings come in 3/4 and 4/4 sizes as well as gauges...

DR Strings Now Shipping USA Flag NEON Red, White and Blue Color Coated Strings
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DR Strings Now Shipping USA Flag NEON Red, White and Blue Color Coated Strings

In preparation for the 4th of July, DR Strings has announced the USA Flag NEON Red, White and Blue color coated string sets. Guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter helped coordinate the new strings in order to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which guarantees a college education and support for sons and daughters of Special Forces parents who have fallen in...

Rotosound Revamps Tru Bass RS88LD Black Nylon Bass Strings
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Rotosound Revamps Tru Bass RS88LD Black Nylon Bass Strings

Rotosound has upgraded their Tru Bass RS88LD Black Nylon bass strings with a new computer controlled engineering process in their UK factory. The company says that the process, along with finishing by their craftsmen, add to the strings’ lifespan and playability. Rotosound describes the tone as “double bass-like.” The Tru Bass 88 was originally designed by James How for Jim...