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La Bella Strings Introduces Low Tension Flexible Flats
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La Bella Strings Introduces Low Tension Flexible Flats

La Bella Strings is introducing a new take on their flatwound strings with the Low Tension Flexible Flats series. Made with the same techniques as their Deep Talkin’ Bass sets, the new strings have a slightly adjusted construction for a lighter and more flexible feel to their heavier counterparts. The company says that the Low Tension Flexible Flats offer the...

GHS Strings Now Shipping GHS Crossovers
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GHS Strings Now Shipping GHS Crossovers

GHS Strings’ new GHS Crossovers line of strings – designed to fit the NS Design CR and NXT series of electric upright basses – are now available. The new strings, which come in 4- and 5-string sets, fill a gap for the bass. “The string options for the NS Design upright bass are limited,” explains GHS Product Specialist, Jon Moody,...

D’Addario Introduces FlexSteels Bass String Series
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D’Addario Introduces FlexSteels Bass String Series

D’Addario has introduced a new series of bass strings called FlexSteels. The new line boasts a more flexible core and an all-steel wrap for string that the company says offers a “more comfortable feel with a focused, punchy tone.” FlexSteels also feature a new precise core-to-wrap ratio that’s formulated for tone and consistency. The sets are available in Super Light,...

La Bella Introduces Copper White Nylon Tape Wound Strings
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La Bella Introduces Copper White Nylon Tape Wound Strings

La Bella has once again expanded their Nylon Tape Wound line of strings with the Copper White Nylon Tape Wound sets. As opposed to their classic White Nylon Tape Wounds, the new set is made with a transparent nylon wrapped over copper underlays. La Bella says the combination creates a warmer, more supple tone. The strings are available in 4-,...

Dean Markley Introduces Signature Series Bass Strings
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Dean Markley Introduces Signature Series Bass Strings

Dean Markley has announced the Signature Series bass strings, available in 4- and 5-string sets. The strings feature a nickel plated steel that’s slowly wound over a hex core. This provides complete contact between the wrap wire and core, which the company says results in a maximum transfer of tone and sustain. The wrap wire is electroplated with pure nickel...

GHS Introduces Big Core Bass Strings
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GHS Introduces Big Core Bass Strings

GHS debuted the Big Core Bass line of bass strings at Bass Player Live! this year. The strings feature a combination of stainless steel and nickel-iron wraps over a larger core. The increased core-to-cover ratio design is optimized for drop tunings without having to use heavier gauges. The set is rounded out with a tapered E string that maintains balance...

La Bella Introduces 7710T White Nylon Tape Wound Double Bass Strings
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La Bella Introduces 7710T White Nylon Tape Wound Double Bass Strings

La Bella has introduced the 7710T White Nylon Tape Wound Set as part of their revamp of the Double Bass Nylon Tape Wound Series of strings. Developed with Ron Carter and Attila Zoller, the series is aimed at jazz pizzicato players and described as capturing the rich tone of gut strings and the sustain of steel strings. The new 7710T...

Reviving Old Bass Strings: A New Approach
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Reviving Old Bass Strings: A New Approach

I let one of my friends borrow my 1978 pre-Ernie Ball Music Man bass, and he really gunked up the strings. You’ll hear in the video below that the strings are pretty dead. There are all kinds of tricks out there being shared for reviving old strings: boiling, alcohol, whatever. This doesn’t require any of that, and you don’t even...

La Bella Announces RX Series Bass Strings
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La Bella Announces RX Series Bass Strings

La Bella has introduced the RX-series of bass strings, available in Stainless Steel and Nickel-Plated Steel versions. The sets are built with a hard temper wire that’s produced from American wire mills. The strings unique round wound construction is based around a hexagonal core to prevent buzzing and offer better intonation. The company describes the strings as more flexible and...

DR Strings Introduces K3 NEON Hi-Def Multi-Color Bass String Sets
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DR Strings Introduces K3 NEON Hi-Def Multi-Color Bass String Sets

DR’s NEON string series is now even more colorful with the introduction of the K3 NEON Hi-Def Multi-Color Bass String sets. The coated strings are bright in daylight as well as black light active and glow under UV lighting. DR points out that besides visual appeal, multi-colored strings are a good tool to improve learning efficiency. The new sets are...

Fretless Bass: A Guide for Choosing the Best Strings
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Fretless Bass: A Guide for Choosing the Best Strings

Q: I’ve been wanted to get a fretless bass recently to expand my horizons, and a question that’s come up in my mind is the type of stings I’d play on fretless. Roundwounds, flatwounds, half wounds… so many to chose from and all with different pros and cons. Right now I play roundwounds. What are the pros and cons for...

Payson Introduces Fanned Nickel Steel Medium Light Bass Strings
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Payson Introduces Fanned Nickel Steel Medium Light Bass Strings

Payson has introduced a new Medium Light gauge set to their fanned nickel steel bass strings. As with the rest of the series, the Payson Fanned Nickel Steel Medium Light Bass Strings are designed specifically for Dingwall basses, or any other boutique builders using fanned multi-scale lengths from 34 to 37 inches. The set’s gauges are .130T, .100T, .078T, .058,...