Superior Bassworks Deluxe Upright Double Bass Strings Blood Red

4/5, 4 from 1 review
Simulated “gut” texture on full length of strings. The strings have a light to medium-soft texture that has been "spiral cut" into the string. This

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  1. DukeCC
    Excellent Synthetic UB Slap Strings
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Dec 23, 2016
    • + Great tone for the price. 6 strings for the price of 4 to allow you to mix and match for better playability. Awesome deep red color.
    I was a new Double Bass player, and the tone and feel I was getting from my (admittedly) budget DB with steel strings was questionable at best. After some research and discussion with the TalkBass RB Forum folks, I purchased these strings. Fitting them can be a bit of a pain, but not more than the average Joe/Joan can handle. Once I got them on--wow what a difference in tone. Very close to what I consider to be a traditional sound. Decent acoustic--even better amplified. Very playable as well. I was able to lower my string heights and get some better slap/snap action. Plays better in all aspects than what I had before. Suits all my tonal requirements without the need to spend more on guts. Great product!
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Item Details

  1. Guages:
    .170, .155, .130, .105, .095, .080 (sizes in inches)
    Simulated “gut” texture on full length of strings. The strings have a light to medium-soft texture that has been "spiral cut" into the string. This slight texture facilitates better gripping of the strings for lightning fast pizzicato playing, and drag triplets with with almost no effort. The strings "grab" the air and force it to move, producing more mid and low end tone when playing acoustically. All of our nylon string sets come as a 6 string “bump” assortment (6 total strings of various gauge. See photos.) for 1/2, 3/4, and 4/4 size double bass. The idea is that some players prefer thinner, lower tension strings while others prefer thicker, higher tension stings. Why not offer a wide array of thickness and tension all in one package of strings? This is exactly what we do! Our string sets also include rubber dipped metal ends. NO KNOTS to come untied in the middle of your set! We are proud to be the only company offering this configuration. You need strings that sound great when played acoustic or amplified, strings that won't tear your fingers up if you need to play 3 sets in one night, strings that stay in tune in hot/cold/humid/dry climates. You need Superior Bassworks Kevlar cored nylon strings for double bass. Perfect for Rockabilly, Psychobilly, Bluegrass, Country/Western,and much much more! The string sizes included in each pack are: .170, .155, .130, .105, .095, .080 (sizes in inches). If your bass has never had non-steel strings installed, please keep in mind that some modification of the tailpiece string slots, bridge string notches, nut string notches, and tuning machine string holes may be required. This is completely normal, and will not prevent you from switching to other string types in the future. Please measure your bass before ordering. If you are not confident making these adjustments yourself, please consult a professional luthier or more experienced bass player for assistance. These strings are not recommended for school orchestra students.