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Electric Bass Guitar Strings

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  1. DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Yellow Bass SuperStrings Medium 4-String
    Product Price $28.67
  2. DR Strings Nickel Medium Lo-Riders 4-String Bass Strings
    Product Price $26.50
  3. Ernie Ball 2732 Cobalt Regular Slinky Electric Bass Strings
    Product Price $29.99
  4. D'Addario EXL160 Gauge Nickel Wound Electric Bass Strings
    Product Price $19.99
  5. Ernie Ball 2806 Flat Wound Group III Electric Bass Strings
    Product Price $34.99
  6. DR Strings PURE BLUES Medium-Lite 4-String Bass Strings (45-100)
    Product Price $24.89
  7. DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Orange Bass SuperStrings Medium 4 String
    Product Price $27.99
  8. Fender 8250M Nickel-Plated Steel Taperwound Bass Strings - Medium
    Product Price $19.99
  9. DR Strings HI Beams 6 String Bass Medium .130 Low B (30-130)
    Product Price $33.99
  10. DR Strings Hi-Def NEON Blue Coated Medium 5-String (45-125) Bass Guitar Strings
    Product Price $39.99
  11. Dunlop DBN45105S Bass-NKL 45/105 Short-Scale 4-String Set
    Product Price $15.99
  12. Richard Cocco RC6A 6-String Electric Bass Guitar Strings
    Product Price $46.99
  13. DR Strings Nickel Medium Lo-Riders 5-String Bass Strings
    Product Price $33.84
  14. DR Strings Drop-Down Tuning Medium Bass Strings
    Product Price $23.95
  15. D'Addario XT Electric Bass Coated Nickel, Regular Light Long Scale 45-100
    Product Price $29.99
  16. LaBella HRS-72 7-String Electric Guitar Strings
    Product Price $6.49
  17. Kerly Music 5-String Bass Guitar Strings - Heavy Nickel Plated
    Product Price $24.99
  18. DR Strings Sunbeams NLR-40 Light 4-String Bass Strings
    Product Price $22.82
  19. D'Addario EXL170-12 XL Light Long Scale 12-String Nickel Electric Bass Strings
    Product Price $36.33
  20. GHS Boomers Long Scale Plus Bass Guitar Strings
    Product Price $23.99
  21. DR Strings PURE BLUES Medium 5-String Bass Strings (45-130)
    Product Price $30.99
  22. DR Strings Red Devils Medium 4-String Bass Strings
    Product Price $33.52
  23. DR Strings BLACK BEAUTIES Taper Coated 4-String Bass Heavy (50-110)
    Product Price $27.99
  24. Ernie Ball 2810 Flatwound 5-String Bass Strings Set
    Product Price $39.99
  25. D'Addario EXL165 XL Nickel Round Wound Soft/Regular Bass Strings
    Product Price $19.99
  26. Richard Cocco RC4FN 4-String Nickel Electric Bass Guitar Strings
    Product Price $29.99
  27. D'Addario NYXL45100 Gauge NPS Long-Scale Bass Strings
    Product Price $29.99
  28. Dunlop Super Bright Steel Medium 4-String Bass Guitar Strings
    Product Price $15.95
  29. DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Pink Bass SuperStrings Medium 4-String
    Product Price $29.68
  30. DR Strings SUNBEAM  Nickel Plated Bass Strings Lite (40-95)
    Product Price $29.99
  31. GHS ML3045 Boomers Medium Light Electric Bass Strings
    Product Price $18.99
  32. Dunlop Flatwound Bass Strings MD - 5 Set
    Dunlop Flatwound Bass Strings MD - 5 Set
    Product Price $48.49
  33. DR Strings Drop-Down Tuning Extra Heavy Bass Strings
    Product Price $24.95
  34. Dunlop Super Bright Steel Light 5-String Bass Guitar Strings
    Product Price $19.95
  35. GHS Crossovers NS Design 5-String Upright Electric Bass Strings (47-128)
    Product Price $71.49
  36. Dunlop Super Bright Nickel Light 4-String Bass Guitar Strings
    Product Price $15.95
  37. Elixir Stainless Steel Bass Nanoweb 4-String
    Product Price $39.99
  38. D'Addario EXL180 XL Extra Super Soft/Long Bass Strings
    Product Price $19.70
  39. DR Strings Hi-Beams Lite 4-String Bass Strings
    Product Price $21.99
  40. DR Strings Hi-Def NEON Red Coated Lite Bass Strings (40-100)
    Product Price $35.99
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Your electric bass guitar strings have a huge impact on the way the instrument sounds. With many combinations of types, materials and gauges available, it can be a frightening proposition for new players to pick out their first set of strings. Fortunately, once you break down each option that you're facing, the decision can be easier than it seems at first. Roundwound winding strings are the most common type. Perfectly round, these strings offer the brightest sound and give the strings a deeply-grooved feel that makes them a bit rougher to the touch with more finger noise than other strings. Roundwound strings are the go-to shape for slapping, popping and tapping. Flatwound winding strings, on the other hand, are shaped like ribbons and give a mellow tone. This type of string is a good fit for jazz and reggae. Smooth to the touch, flatwound strings make very little finger noise. Sitting in the middle are groundwound winding strings, which are based on a round shape but shaved down on two sides to combine some of the brightness of roundwound strings with a sense of the silky-smooth feel of flatwound. Electric bass strings are primarily made in stainless steel and nickel-plated steel varieties. Steel is a great material for strings because of its strength and its corrosion resistance that allows it to stand up to sweat and humid environments. Nickel plating is a bit easier on frets and fingers, with a slightly softer sound than the clear, poignant tone of straight-steel strings. Other less common bass string materials include plain nickel, chrome, copper, phosphor bronze, silver and nylon. The final considerations are gauge and getting the right fit for your bass. Choosing a gauge for your strings is essentially striking a balance between tone and playability. Lighter-gauge strings place less emphasis on tone but are much easier for a beginner to play. Heavier strings take more effort to fret and pick, but reward that effort with great tone. Your goal should be to find the gauge that hits the sweet spot for your experience level and desired tone. Naturally, you'll also need to choose a set that comes with the right number of strings for your instrument and has the correct scale length, since a short-scale string won't reach the head of a long-scale guitar and a long-scale string would be too thick to wrap around a short-scale guitar's posts. Ultimately, no one can tell you which strings will be best for you. There are so many variables that you may have to experiment before you find the ones that suit your needs. This process of trial and error is normal—and when you find that perfect set of strings your bass lines will sound better than ever before.


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