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La Bella Expands Super Alloy 52 Strings Line to Bass
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La Bella Expands Super Alloy 52 Strings Line to Bass

La Bella has expanded their Super Alloy 52 Series of strings with the addition of four new electric bass sets. Available in Extra Light, Light, Standard Light, and 5-string Standard Light, the new strings are described as bright and tarnish-proof. The line gets its name from the string’s outer wrap, which contains 52% nickel to prevent tarnishing. The other 48%...

Elixir Strings Announces New Changes to String Lines
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Elixir Strings Announces New Changes to String Lines

Elixir Strings has announced some new changes to their popular line of coated bass strings, including a new coated stainless steel set. The stainless steel strings are designed to offer the bright and clear tone of stainless bass strings, but easier on the fingers and longer tone life. The company’s original nickel-plated bass strings have been tweaked to offer improved...

DR Strings Introduces New Dragon-Skin Strings
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DR Strings Introduces New Dragon-Skin Strings

DR Strings has released Dragon-Skin Strings, their new line of clear coated bass and guitar strings. This line is said to have “less unwanted overtones, more volume, and greater articulation” than uncoated strings. The Dragon-Skin bass strings feature the company’s proprietary K3 coating applied to nickel plated steel wrap wire and are available in standard gauges in 4 and 5-string...

EBS Announces Two New String Models
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EBS Announces Two New String Models

EBS Professional Bass Equipment is expanding their bass string line with some new additions. The first is an updated version of their Titanium Nickel strings, featuring a softer surface designed to provide more comfort. The second is the company’s new Stainless Steel string, designed for a more classic sound. The Titanium Nickel strings will begin shipping in June, with the...

Rotosound Introduces 45-100 Gauge Nickel String Set to Swing Bass Range
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Rotosound Introduces 45-100 Gauge Nickel String Set to Swing Bass Range

Rotosound have expanded their Swing Bass line of strings to include a set of 45-100 gauge nickel strings. The company says the new set of nickel strings have a more muted and smoother tone than its stainless steel brethren, which make up most of the Swing Bass series, and that they offer a softer feel. As with the rest of...

Gear Watch: D’Addario Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings
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Gear Watch: D’Addario Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings

D’Addario has added to their line of bass string products with their new Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings. The strings are wound using a flattened black nylon which is polished to an ultra-smooth finish. Tapewounds can be used on fretted and fretless basses and are designed to produce a vintage tone ranging from “the thump of an upright bass to the...

Gear Watch: Innovation Strings at Summer NAMM
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Gear Watch: Innovation Strings at Summer NAMM

Another stop on our Summer NAMM exhibit journey brought us to the Innovation Strings booth. Innovation makes handmade strings at their factory in Wales, and boast the use of non-metallic cores that hold pitch and are “virtually unaffected by climate changes.” Their different string sets are made with specific genres in mind, ranging from classical and jazz to psychobilly, and...

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Gear Watch: Rotosound Introduces New Drop Zone String Sets

Rotosound’s newest line of roundwound strings are designed for bassists who like to de-tune their instruments. The RS 66LH “Drop Zone” 65 to 130 gauge strings allow a 4-string bassist to drop down to B. The Drop Zone+ set allows 5-string players to drop from low B to F# with 85 to 175 gauge strings. For more info, check out...

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Gear Watch: ToneGear String Cleaner

ToneGear, winner of “Best in Show” at NAMM 2008, is releasing a new product: The String Cleaner for Bass Guitar. The string cleaner utilizes a patented 360 degree cleansing technique to remove the oils and deposits from your fingers while playing. Untreated these deposits cause oxidative damage to your strings over time and will affect your tone. ToneGear claims that...

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Ernie Ball to release a new Coated Bass String line

Ernie Ball is unveiling Ernie Ball Coated Slinkys, their newest addition of Slinky line strings, at this years summer NAMM show in Nashville. A micro-thin layer of enamel coating is applied to the strings to prevent decay and corrosion, according to a company press release. The strings will be available in all of the Slinky line bass set gauges. For...