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Top RatedElixir Nanoweb Light Acoustic Bass Strings
Steel on the inside, space-age polymer on the outside! Nanoweb strings from Elixir feature a high-tech polymer...$29.32Compare Compare Now site1prod101559
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Price DropFender 8060 PHOSPHOR BRONZE ACOUSTIC BASS STRINGS
Make history and compelling music with these strings when you depend on Fender.$11.99Compare Compare Now site1prod423267
Top RatedD'Addario EXPPBB170 Coated Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass...
Quality from technology”computer-controlled windings, laser micrometer inspection, and closed-loop tension...$34.99Compare Compare Now site1prod100965
Top RatedDR Strings Rare Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Bass Strings
Fat bottom and great sustain!$23.35Compare Compare Now site1prod101150
Best SellerD'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,...$24.99Compare Compare Now site1prod712632
Top RatedThomastik AB344 Acousticore Phosphor Bronze 4-String Bass...
Soft, natural upright tone.$71.99Compare Compare Now site1prod101452
Top RatedDR Strings Phosphor Bronze Acoustic 5-String Bass Strings
Fat bottom and great sustain!$26.95Compare Compare Now site1prod105306
Top RatedD'Addario EPBB170 PB Soft Acoustic Bass String Set
Quality from technology”computer-controlled windings, laser micrometer inspection, and closed-loop tension...$19.99Compare Compare Now site1prod100140
Price DropMartin MSP4850 4-String SP Medium Acoustic Bass Strings
Martin SP Acoustic Bass strings are designed for maximum tone and longevity.$17.42Compare Compare Now site1prod585865
Top RatedThomastik AB345 Acousticore Phosphor Bronze 5-String Bass...
Soft, natural upright tone.$98.63Compare Compare Now site1prod101453
Top RatedMartin MSP4800 4-String SP Light Acoustic Bass Strings
Martin SP Acoustic Bass strings are designed for maximum tone and longevity.$19.99Compare Compare Now site1prod585864
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 guitarsâ€”and, therefore, most stringsâ€”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.