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Thomastik AB344 Acousticore Phosphor Bronze 4-String Bass Strings  

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Thomastik-Infeld Acousticore Phosphor Bronze bass strings feature a phosphor bronze round winding on a nylon core for a natural, mellow acoustic tone...Read More

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Soft, natural upright tone.

Thomastik-Infeld Acousticore Phosphor Bronze bass strings feature a phosphor bronze round winding on a nylon core for a natural, mellow acoustic tone on fretted acoustic basses.

Gauges: .041 - .053 - .068 - .086.


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ThomastikAB344 Acousticore Phosphor Bronze 4-String Bass Strings
 
4.3

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3.0

acousticore acoustic bass strings

By Bassman

from Brooklyn, NY

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  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

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    Best Uses

      Comments about Thomastik AB344 Acousticore Phosphor Bronze 4-String Bass Strings:

      I wanted to use these on my Martin bass guitar, which I play a lot in Gypsy Jazz bands. The Martin needs a lower tension string so these were great, BUT the gauges were way too low. I'm used to 45 to 100 on my electrics, and having to switch to these was too drastic a change. You'll have to raise your action, tweak truss rod, etc. They might be for you, but they were not for me. Pity. I like their sound, and my Tomastik upright strings are great. These do roll under the fingers too, but they were way too much like rubber bands. Took them off and went back to Fenders, which are relatively cheap and sound okay. Hopefully Tomastik will come out with a more normal gauge string set.

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      5.0

      A Wonderful Surprise

      By Stan-YJtIh

      from Alabama

      Comments about Thomastik AB344 Acousticore Phosphor Bronze 4-String Bass Strings:

      I was initially skeptical about the Acousticore's for several reasons. First, they are pricey, pretty much double that of the nylon tapewounds I've been experimenting with lately. Second, they only come in a much lighter gauge set than I was use to playing. Third; low string tension, again something I was not use to. Looking back, these concerns are simply not justified. Basically, the Acousticore's actually make playing easier and more enjoyable, rendering a nice woody tone that most acoustic bassists would appreciate. The lower string tension is also easier on your instrument, and in my particular case I was able to achieve a comfortable low playing action with very little fret noise, a plus for those who play with their fingers, especially when digging in on busy bass lines. I had to adjust back on my Kingman's truss rod to compensate for the lower string tension. No biggie if you know what you are doing, and could be well worth your effort. The Acousticore strings are hands down the best overall strings I have ever used on my Fender Kingman, and I have tried at least a half dozen types and brands. These strings truly made a good decent ABG into a very good ABG. In that regard, the initial higher cost of these strings is definitely justified.

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      5.0

      Great for accoustic sound

      By Quiet Hawk

      from mountains of Maine

      Comments about Thomastik AB344 Acousticore Phosphor Bronze 4-String Bass Strings:

      These give me a great accoustic sound for accoustic bass, others strings have been too bright, screetchy and buzz too much for the folk type sound we have. Since I don't play with a pick, I look for a more mellow but textured sound that doesn't get in the way of the finger picking style the guitarist uses, these really accomplish that while allowing me to be heard tonally too. Although they do roll under your left hand fingers, I've gotten quite used to them so that it doesn't happen anymore. They bend really well if that's something you need, playing lead on these has a bluegrass yet funky sound that only guitar players could normally get. My only complaint is that there are no heavier guages available, and I'd like to see flats available too!

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