Bass strings are thickly coiled cords that produce a very low sound. They usually come in a set of four strings tuned to the keys of G, D, A, and E. Bass strings that come in a set of five and six are also available, although they are used less commonly.
Types of Bass Strings
Kinds of Bass Strings include the following:
Nickel-wound bass strings
Nickel-wound bass strings are made with nickel-plated steel wraps.
They deliver a clear and captivating tone.
They are preferred by most rock bassists.
Stainless steel bass strings
Stainless steel bass strings have a smooth feel.
They have less finger noise.
They are ideal for marathon studio sessions and long gigs.
Choosing Bass Strings (Buying tips)
Core: For durability, choose bass strings with a round core shape for a more cohesive contact between the outer wrap and core wire.
Treatment: Choose bass strings treated with a liquid nitrogen bath for extending the life of the strings.