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Acoustic Bass Guitar Strings

How to Choose the Right Strings for Your Bass Guitar
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    Fender 9120 Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings Fender 9120 Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings
    Fender 9120 Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings

    Make history and compelling music with these tapewound bass strings when you depend on Fender.

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    Ernie Ball 2070 Earthwood Acoustic Bass Strings Ernie Ball 2070 Earthwood Acoustic Bass Strings
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    Elixir Nanoweb Light Acoustic Bass Strings Elixir Nanoweb Light Acoustic Bass Strings
    Elixir Nanoweb Light Acoustic Bass Strings

    Steel on the inside, space-age polymer on the outside! Nanoweb strings from Elixir feature a high-tech polymer...

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    Fender 8060 PHOSPHOR BRONZE ACOUSTIC BASS STRINGS Fender 8060 PHOSPHOR BRONZE ACOUSTIC BASS STRINGS
    Fender 8060 PHOSPHOR BRONZE ACOUSTIC BASS STRINGS

    Make history and compelling music with these strings when you depend on Fender.

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    D'Addario EXPPBB170 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings D'Addario EXPPBB170 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings
    D'Addario EXPPBB170 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass...

    Quality from technology—computer-controlled windings, laser micrometer inspection, and closed-loop tension...

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    D'Addario EPBB170 PB Soft Acoustic Bass String Set D'Addario EPBB170 PB Soft Acoustic Bass String Set
    D'Addario EPBB170 PB Soft Acoustic Bass String Set

    Quality from technology—computer-controlled windings, laser micrometer inspection, and closed-loop tension...

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    D'Addario EPBB170-5 Phosphor Bronze, Long-Scale, 5-String Acoustic Bass Guitar Strings D'Addario EPBB170-5 Phosphor Bronze, Long-Scale, 5-String Acoustic Bass Guitar Strings
    D'Addario EPBB170-5 Phosphor Bronze, Long-Scale, 5-String...

    Phosphor bronze specialty strings made just for your 5-string acoustic bass that are known for their bright,...

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  4. Martin MSP4850 SP Acoustic Phosphor Medium Acoustic Bass 4 String Martin MSP4850 SP Acoustic Phosphor Medium Acoustic Bass 4 String
    Martin MSP4850 SP Acoustic Phosphor Medium Acoustic Bass 4...

    Martin SP Acoustic Bass strings are designed for maximum tone and longevity.

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    DR Strings Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings DR Strings Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings
    DR Strings Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings

    Fat bottom and great sustain!

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    Fender 7060 Phospor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings Fender 7060 Phospor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings
    Fender 7060 Phospor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings

    Make history and compelling music with these strings when you depend on Fender.

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  3. Martin MSP4800 SP Acoustic Phosphor Light Acoustic Bass 4 String Martin MSP4800 SP Acoustic Phosphor Light Acoustic Bass 4 String
    Martin MSP4800 SP Acoustic Phosphor Light Acoustic Bass 4...

    Martin SP Acoustic Bass strings are designed for maximum tone and longevity.

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    Thomastik AB344 Acousticore Phosphor Bronze 4-String Bass Strings Thomastik AB344 Acousticore Phosphor Bronze 4-String Bass Strings
    Thomastik AB344 Acousticore Phosphor Bronze 4-String Bass...

    Soft, natural upright tone.

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  1. Thomastik AB346 Acousticore Phosphor-Bronze 6-String Bass Strings Thomastik AB346 Acousticore Phosphor-Bronze 6-String Bass Strings
    Thomastik AB346 Acousticore Phosphor-Bronze 6-String Bass...

    Soft, natural upright tone.

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  2. GHS L9000 Acoustic Bass Strings GHS L9000 Acoustic Bass Strings
    GHS L9000 Acoustic Bass Strings

    The choice of numerous bass greats.

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    Thomastik AB345 Acousticore Phosphor Bronze 5-String Bass Strings Thomastik AB345 Acousticore Phosphor Bronze 5-String Bass Strings
    Thomastik AB345 Acousticore Phosphor Bronze 5-String Bass...

    Soft, natural upright tone.

    $119.99
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With any type of guitar, your choice of strings is one of the biggest factors in determining not only how your instrument sounds, but also how it feels to play. The perfect acoustic bass guitar strings are a set that's matched equally well to both you and your guitar. Thankfully, acoustic strings are fairly straightforward in their options. Most acoustic bass strings are made of phosphor-bronze. This material, which is also widely used in acoustic guitar strings, delivers a rich tone that offers plenty of character. Other strings are made of nylon, which is a modern equivalent of the gut strings that guitars historically used. A bass with nylon strings will sound softer and more subdued. Taking the middle ground are bronze-wrapped nylon strings with a nylon core and metal winding string. These hybrids combine the gentleness of nylon with the brilliance of phosphor bronze for a balanced tone. In addition to picking out a material, you'll also need to choose the gauge of your strings. Lighter gauges respond better to a softer touch, making them excellent for beginners, but they also produce the thinnest tone. As you grow in experience and improve your fretting and picking skills, you'll likely turn to heavier-gauge strings to enrich the instrument's tone. Thicker strings also have a naturally lower sound, so a heavier gauge is a good choice if your goal is to tune the bass to a low pitch. Since bass guitars come in different scales, make sure that the strings you choose are made for your guitar's size. Most bass guitars—and, therefore, most strings—are 'long scale,' which is 34 inches from bridge to nut. If you have a shorter instrument, look for strings that match the scale in order to make sure they wind properly around your tuning posts. When all is said and done, evaluating strings is a matter of trial and error. You may try a few different gauge and material combinations before you discover the strings that are perfect for you. String performance varies from guitar to guitar and player to player, but your ear will tell you when you've made the best match.

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