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More 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. Steel 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. Custom 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. Changes in the gauges of your strings may require adjustment of the bass. 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.


 

 

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