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Bassists have always been in demand. Sure, it seems like everyone plays guitar, but the bass is really what holds your songs together. So it’s important to be ready when the band comes calling, be it for a recording session or a gig. With an extra set of quality bass strings you’ll be tuned up and ready to go in no time. The first thing to look for when you’re picking up a set of bass strings is the number of strings included in the pack. If you have a 5 string bass, a pack of four isn’t going to get the job done. Different strings are designed for different basses and it’s important that you have the ones that best complement your sound. It’s also important to have a look at the different gauges of the strings. Obviously, different gauges can cause a change in your sound. Lighter gauge strings, such as the D'Addario EXL170-5 XL Nickel Round Wound 5-String Long Bass Strings, have less tension, making them easier to play (especially for beginners). Basically as the gauge gets bigger, so does the tone, but larger gauges can also be difficult to play and bend. It’s important that you strike the right balance between tone and ease of play when you’re choosing your strings. The material used in constructing the strings can also play a major role in your overall sound. For example, a nylon string like the D'Addario ETB92-5 Medium Black Nylon Tapewound has a captivating and deep sound, which will sound drastically different from Electric 5-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings from Musician's Gear. On the other hand, nylon strings are probably not as well suited slap bass as steel strings, due to their loose tension. Finding the right material can really bring your playing to the next level. Like all things musical, there is no universal solution, only the solution that best suits your needs. Your bass strings will help you keep the rhythm with ease, whether you’re on stage, in the studio, or just jamming at home with some friends. Always make sure you’re set to play with extra bass strings in your gig bag.
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Gauges: .050-.070-.085-.105.<br /><br />Wound with pure nickel, then precision ground, leaving the outer...
FB45, FB65, FB85, FB105
DR Neon Strings are made from Nickel Plated Steel, in super bright colors that are designed to sound clear,...
Make history and compelling music with these strings when you depend on Fender.
Gauges: 40, 60, 80, 100, 125 Roundwound and constructed upon a round core. Highly flexible. Musically bright...
New thump for your bass!
Go for the original with the slinky feel and the fat tone.
The list of endorsers for Ernie Ball Slinky bass strings reads like a who's who of modern rock bass. You can't...
These Lo-Riders love to funk.
You hear these strings playing with Steve Vai.
Sunbeams bass strings are constructed with a round nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around a round core. This...
Handmade in England.
Steel on the inside, space-age polymer on the outside! Nanoweb strings from Elixir feature a high-tech polymer...
Get deep with GHS Stainless Steel Precision Flatwound bass strings. They play super-smooth thanks to a...
Sweet jazz tone with serious thump.
Gauges 45-105. Red precoated wire. Fast and smooth.
Drop-down tuning bass guitar strings that go right into tune and lock in.
Make history and compelling music with these flatwound bass strings when you depend on Fender.