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Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100)

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Funky fingers? No problem.

Jam on and on (and on) with the same premium electric bass guitar strings that experienced players worldwide trust to keep their incredible tone longer than any other string available. 

Specially developed based on in-depth feedback from more than a thousand bass players just like you, Elixir Strings' tailor-made selection of bass strings proudly includes nickel-plated and stainless steel construction options, four-, five- and six-string sets, long and extra-long scales, and virtually every gauge range you could possibly need. All with their innovative string coating technology. And unlike other string brands, Elixir Strings coats the whole string. This protects not only the outer string surface but also the gaps between the windings where common tone-deadening gunk typically builds up in other brands’ coated and uncoated guitar strings.

Who wouldn’t love more quality playing time between the hassle and cost of string changes?

Premium by design, these electric bass guitar strings constructed with nickel-plated steel wrap wire boast a rich, rounded tone with incredible clarity and a heavy mid-range presence. Meanwhile, the ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating, redesigned specifically for bass guitars, allows a smooth, natural feel that also enhances grip and reduces finger squeak.

For a brighter bass tone, try Elixir Strings' Stainless Steel Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating.  

Of course, the kind of string you play is all a matter of personal preference. Not sure what tone is right for you? Try them out for yourself, and find your new favorite string from Elixir Strings.

FEATURES
  • Gauges: 45-65-80-100
  • Electric bass guitar strings constructed with nickel-plated steel wrap wire
  • Played for a rich, rounded tone with incredible clarity and a heavy mid-range presence 
  • Ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating, redesigned specifically for bass guitars, provides a smooth, natural feel that also enhances grip
  • Patented coating technology protects against common corrosion, extending tone life longer than any other brand’s coated or uncoated strings (Elixir Strings player survey) 
  • Coating also reduces finger squeak
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ElixirNickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100)
 
4.9

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (16)
  • Good tone (15)
  • Long life (13)
  • Well built / quality (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Concerts (9)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The best strings out there.....period!

I've strung my basses with Elixirs for the last 6 years and they're just the best. If you're looking for tone that lasts, then get these strings. Until they some other company comes...Read complete review

I've strung my basses with Elixirs for the last 6 years and they're just the best. If you're looking for tone that lasts, then get these strings. Until they some other company comes out with better strings, I'll continue to use Elixirs.
Great tone that lasts for a long time!
Nanoweb coating does come undone as time goes by.
For some, they may be a little pricy but in the long run, it's worth it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

This product would not fit my bass but that was my fault

Only thing I can say is I wished I could have gotten my money back , but you did send me another set they weren't as expensive as the other but I am greatful ....Read complete review

Only thing I can say is I wished I could have gotten my money back , but you did send me another set they weren't as expensive as the other but I am greatful . And you did help me a lot so no complaints I would recommend musician friends to all my friends and I have

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best strings out there.....period!

By Michael Hoelen

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

I've strung my basses with Elixirs for the last 6 years and they're just the best. If you're looking for tone that lasts, then get these strings. Until they some other company comes out with better strings, I'll continue to use Elixirs.
Great tone that lasts for a long time!
Nanoweb coating does come undone as time goes by.
For some, they may be a little pricy but in the long run, it's worth it.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Elixir Strings

By Flaumer-o3qRq

from Connecticut

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Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

I have a set of these with an Elixir .130 taper wound B string on my Fender Jazz Bass and they are the best strings money can buy. It is really worth the extra money because they last so much longer. I have had the same set on for over 9 months and they still sound great.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GO ELIXIR GO!!

By ILoveMyIceman

from Williamsburg, VA

Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

These are some sweet strings. They last forever in tone and feel, and I mean FOREVER! I had them on for like 7 months and just recently changed them because I was curious about other strings. They sound almost exactly the same as the Ernie Ball Hybrid slinkys I put on. I might put the Elixirs back on after the EB's wear out, just to see exactly how long they last.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Long time Elixir player

By Pauley

from Tucson, AZ

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

    If there's one product that I wished to be endorsed by it's Elixir strings. I started using Elixirs years ago after finding that a lot of brands were rough on my fingers and didn't have longevity. So I switched over and have been happy with this product ever since. Plain and simple these are great strings buy them, use them...you won't be sorry!!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I put them on every bass.

    By Big Bass Dude

    from Georgia

    Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

    I fell in love with these strings after playing them on my Ibanez SR. They are so smooth, in feel and in tone. DRs felt like rusty barbed wire in comparison. Their tone is so much clearer than anything else I've ever played. They work as well on HiFi active basses as they do vintage passives and everything in between. My only complaint is that they last almost TOO long, I never get to experiment with different gauges. Going on 4 months and I have not noticed any deterioration in tone or clarity.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good Value

    By 7XthHECrw

    from Jail.

    Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

    In my 33 years of playing bass, these are some of the best strings I've used. Worth the extra money, they last longer. While I was touring the west coast and Tijuana I only went through one pair.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Like Butter!!

    By steveray

    from CT, USA

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

        Been using these strings on all 3 of my basses, Fender Jazz/Ernieball Sterling and a Rick 4003, have not used any other strings since these were first introduced ... Thank you Elixr......

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Elixer Nanoweb Light Bass Strings

        By julianjackson

        from indiana

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

          The Elixer Nanoweb Light bass strings are perfect for long scale basses. They sound amazing, reduce finger squeaks, and last for an extremely long time. The sets are always consistent and have a great feel. Highly recommended.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Strings

          By BT

          from New York

          About Me Professional Musician

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

            These are great strings and they last a long time.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Strings I had never heard of

            By akrachanko

            from Western PA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Feel Great
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everything

              Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

              I had never heard of Elixr until I bought an Ibanez that came with them on it, and I was super impressed. They sounded great, and I could achieve any tone I tried to get. I first wanted a nice twangy tone for slap and it was glorious. Then I wanted something for just long notes that didn't stick out and these strings just let you get whatever sound you want. And the tone does not change at all from the time you put them on to the time you take them off. I had a set on my bass for a year of constant playing and was amazed. These strings are worth every penny. The only small complaint that I have, that wasn't major enough to be a con, is the nano-web coating after about 8 months starts to come off slightly where I play. I only play with my fingers so. I strongly recommend these.

               
              5.0

              Hard to beat, just pricey

              By 1954bassman

              from Hickory, NC

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

                I love these strings, but I usually don't buy them because they are so expensive. I had a coupon, so I bought another set. These are my favorite strings, but I usually buy Ernie Ball Slinkys due to price.

                 
                5.0

                Great strings

                By Mikemon

                from Proctorville, ohio

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

                  These strings are the best!..I have played in a band and now play in my church orchestra. And these strings last and sound the best!

                   
                  5.0

                  I have been using this product for twenty years.

                  By orodelpaso

                  from Austin, Texas

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong
                  • Very dependable for tone and confort in playing.

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

                    I use this product on all of my basses and guitars. The intonation is high in quality and last a long time.

                     
                    5.0

                    Naperville Illinois

                    By Bassman

                    from Naperville Illinois

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

                        Awesome strings I installed on my new fender P Bass. Big difference in tone quality and feel from the original strings. I highly recommend !

                         
                        5.0

                        I always use this product and I will always buy in your stor

                        By Person Tupinamba

                        from Brazil

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

                          I am happy to buy in your store. very good service and excelent products.

                           
                          5.0

                          Out w/ the Old . In w/ the New!

                          By Road Runner

                          from Tucson, AZ.

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Pros

                          • Consistent

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

                              Ok, so I've been a big Dean Markely fan, using nothing but for over 25 years . Dean Markely are great strings but these Elixirs are heavenly! . Silky smooth for round wounds . great tone with none of that initial undesireable "twang" . "clank" that you get with a new set and need a couple days to get rid of . I've been using the DM Helix with are very flexible, and when I installed the Elixirs, they were stiff by comparison . to the point that I used needle nose pliars to do the initial wrap around the tuner peg . And they're a little stiff to play . however, I'm finding I like that . it is a plus doing fast pizzicato or stacatto lines . gives you a nice tight punch because they don't bend so easily . Also , I found light to be a little heavier than your "standard" light . could be the coating that gives an illusion . but "bottom line" (no pun intended) it's all good . Already switched over on 2 of my basses . I think I'm hooked and will be using Elixars on all my basses ! . . . good luck with yours .

                               
                              5.0

                              Quality, value in one package

                              By AL

                              from NC

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                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Good Tone
                              • Long Life
                              • Quality Item
                              • Strong

                              Cons

                              • No con just good stuff

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

                              I like that musicians friends also stand behind their products. All items are priced at a good value and the service & quality is second to none. I recommend them to all my friends.

                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              This product would not fit my bass but that was my fault

                              By Tea

                              from warsaw,ohio

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Buyer

                              Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

                              Only thing I can say is I wished I could have gotten my money back , but you did send me another set they weren't as expensive as the other but I am greatful . And you did help me a lot so no complaints I would recommend musician friends to all my friends and I have

                               
                              4.0

                              Woth getting

                              By Lordfakie

                              from Orl

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                              See all my reviews

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Good Tone
                              • Long Life
                              • Strong

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

                                  Elixir strings may not offer the brightest tone if compared to new fresh off the box regular strings, but in my experience they can last for years, and the tone is very good and fresh. Last set I had lasted over 3 years and I only replaced them because I replaced the bridge on my P-bass to a BA bridge and the old strings wouldn't reach the tuners afterwards. They do flake after a few months if play with a pick a lot, but it doesn't affect the tone, so if you don't mind the look you can use the strings for years with excellent tone.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Can't go wrong with these

                                  By GuitarTeach716

                                  from Bethesda, MD

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                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Good Tone
                                  • Long Life
                                  • Strong

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup
                                    • Concerts
                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Light (.045-.100):

                                    Fantastic tone and lifespan. They cost more, but they are much better quality and last forever while maintaining a great sound.

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