and more, Bassists are asking for a string that can do it all. These
are called Hybrid strings, because they are designed to offer
a mix of good bow and pizz. Although no string can be superior at
both applications, there are suitable brands. Bel Canto, Evah
Pirazzi, Passione, Velvet Anima, and D'Addario Helicore Hybrid
are popular choices.
is the construction type of choice. Although
Gut and synthetic core strings exist for bass, most players
choose steel strings for durability, low cost and ease of play.
For pizz only playing, Gut strings are sometimes used for the
G and D, with a mix of lower strings of steel.
sets for bass are coming soon. Through
a special arrangement with some of the major string manufactureres,
we are able to offer an extra discount on sets of strings that
feature popular combinations.
in the gauges of your strings may require adjustment of the
grooves in the bridge and nut of your bass may need to be altered
to accommodate strings. The grooves have to be wide enough,
and should not be more than 1/3 the diameter of the string
deep. Breakage is more likely when strings are installed on
an instrument with narrow, or deep grooves in the nut or bridge.