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Nickel

4 string long scale,  40/60/75/95 - £42.99 inc UK p&p

4 string long scale,  45/65/80/100 - £42.99 inc UK p&p

4 string long scale,  45/65/85/105 - £42.99 inc UK p&p

5 string long scale,  45/65/85/105/130 - £52.99 inc UK p&p

5 string long scale,  45/65/85/105/135 OUT OF STOCK

Low B string long scale, 125 - £12 inc UK p&p

Low B string long scale, 130 - £12.00 inc UK p&p

Low B string long scale, 130 Taperwound £12.00 inc UK p&p

Low B string Extra long* scale, 130 Taperwound £12.00 inc UK p&p d p&p

High C string long scale,  032 - £12 inc UK p&p


Stainless

4 string long scale,  45/65/80/100 - £42.99 inc UK p&p

4 string long scale,  45/65/85/105 - £42.99 inc UK p&p

4 string long scale,  50/70/85/105 -  £42.99 inc UK p&p

5 string long scale,  45/65/85/105/130 - £52.95 inc UK p&p

5 string long scale,  45/65/85/105/135 - £52.95 inc UK p&p

Low B string long scale, 125 - £12 inc UK p&p

Low B string long scale, 130 - £10.02 inc UK p&p

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* for Dingwall 37” scale basses to use with regular 4 string set.

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CHOOSE NICKEL (Warmer) OR NEW STAINLESS STEEL (SS) (Brighter)



Elixir® Strings tone last 3-5x longer than ordinary strings. This means you buy fewer sets of strings, change them less often, and trust that your guitar is ready to go when you are. Elixir® Strings deliver the full range of bass tones, from fat, round lows to punchy mids and sweet top-end detail. The ultra thin NANOWEB® Coating maintains that great tone and feels clean and smooth.


Now available, all Elixir Strings acoustic sets include Anti-Rust plated plain steels. These unique plain steels offer 3-5 times longer tone life than ordinary plain steels yet provide the same brilliant tone you’ve come to expect from Elixir Strings.


How to Choose Bass 4-String

You've chosen the electric bass 4-string guitar. This is the most popular style of electric bass. Some basses have 5 or 6 strings. All Elixir® Strings for bass feature the legendary ultra-thin NANOWEB® Coating.

These strings are perfect for any style of electric bass playing and are preferred by electric bassists all over the world. Whether you're a rock, jazz, funk, country, or R&B player, these strings will give you many hours of great punchy tone and will ensure that your bass sounds its best.

A note about string gauges:
Bass strings are available in a number of different thicknesses or gauges. The best gauge for you is based on the style of music you play. Do you play hard, slap and pop strings, or sit in the pocket and play the root of the chord? The answer to these questions relate to which is the best gauge for you. Remember, the lighter gauges work best for beginners because they can be easier on your fingers. It's important to have your guitar professionally set up, especially if you're changing your string gauge. If you're new to changing bass guitar strings and have questions, we recommend you visit your local music store.

A note about scale length:
Choosing strings for bass is a little trickier than for other guitars because you must select the correct length for the scale of the instrument you have. The problem is that for the large-diameter strings, the thickest wound portion of the strings must contact both the bridge (saddle) and the nut, but the thickest wound portion cannot be wound around the tuning posts. This part of a bass string is not flexible enough to go around the narrow post and can easily break if this is attempted. If you're not sure what scale your bass is (medium, long, or extra-long), we suggest you visit your local music store. They'll help you choose the correct string scale.

There are many benefits to keeping your strings fresh. Better tone quality, better right and left hand finger response, wider range of dynamics possible and more range of tone to mention a few. Besides your guitar looks and feels better. A guitar with clean, new strings practically begs to be played.


Elixir Stainless Steel Strings

Stainless steel Elixir review - BY BRIAN FOX

Originally printed in the May 2012 issue of Bass Player. Reprinted with the permission of the Publishers of Bass Player. Copyright 2008 NewBay Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Bass Player is a Music Player Network publication, 1111 Bayhill Dr., St. 125, San Bruno, CA 94066. T. 650.238.0300. Subscribe at www.bassplayer.com

SOUNDROOM

Soaking sets in alcohol, boiling the buggers, scrubbing 'em after every session - tone tweakers can get carried away making sure our beloved bass strings stay bright as the day we first plucked, picked, pounded, or popped them. When Elixir introduced the first coated bass string in 1997, it brought welcome relief to those who would rather spend time and money in more productive ways. By glazing each string in polymer, thus covering the crannies where vibe-dampening detritus doth go (we're talking dirt, dust, dandruff, and other mucky stuff), Elixir hit upon a formula that prolonged string longevity in a pretty profound way.

Elixirs have long been a top choice for bassists going the processing their feedback, the company is expanding that low road in a big way. Elixir's comprehensive bass string redesign involves changes in construction (winding formulas), composition (now in both nickel and stainless steel), and coating (new Nanoweb for Bass). To get hip to Elixir's new trip, we checked out a medium-gauge set of its new stainless steels (.045–.130).

The new coating gives the stainless steel Elixirs a feel that's smooth, but easy to grip. String tension on the set I put on an active 5-string felt familiar and comfortable. Uncoated stainless strings can feel rough to my tender tips, especially when I play slapstyle; after several hours of play, the Elixirs felt no more punishing than non-coated nickel-plated strings. Sonically, the Elixirs have a little less bite than uncoated steels, but still maintain a satisfying toothiness that cuts through clean and clear. Notes sounded fat-bottomed and well endowed with upper partials, and the strings rang clearly all the way down to the open B. After about six weeks and approximately 20 hours of play (30% of which with a pick), the string coating showed no signs of flaking, a testament to the set's durability. Throughout testing, changes in the strings' sound and feel were negligible.

The issue of string construction and composition poses a Goldilocks-like conundrum for many players: stainless steels sound bright, but feel rough to the touch; coated strings last a long time, but many have a peculiar finger feel and muted highs; standard nickelplated strings are "just right"” to some, but have short, dull lifespans in the opinion of others. Perhaps there'll never be a string that satisfies every bass player's thirst for tone. But by creating a long-lasting coated string that sounds lively and feels smooth, Elixir has hit on a recipe that's sure to thrill throngs of thumpers. Cheers to that! BP

ELIXIR STAINLESS STEEL STRINGS
Street 5-string, $45; 4-string, $40
Pros Bright sound, smooth feel
Cons None
Contact elixirstrings.com

MAY 2012 BASSPLAYER.COM




Step 1 - Remove old string – when re-stringing a bass, you can save yourself some later readjustments by changing only one string at a time./p>



Step 2 - Insert new string through tailpiece/bridge. Remember to pull the string all the way through the tailpiece. You’ll also want to keep it taut as you measure the string length at the tuner.



Step 3 - Here’s the pro’s trick to find the right string length to get the proper number of wraps around the tuner: hold the string like this with your left hand fingers – right at the tuner.



Step 4 - Use your right hand to reach over and grasp the string at the fifth fret. Pull the string up into your palm, keeping the string between your index and middle fingers. Remember to let the string slide through your left fingers, and then hold the spot when the string looks like this.



Step 5 - Clip the string end.



Step 6 - Push down on the string and bend it over like this…



Step 7 - Start tuning it up – remember to keep good tension on the string as you tighten. This will help stretch the string as well as keep it seated in the nut.



Step 8 - The wraps on the tuner should look like this. Make sure you have 3 good wraps around the post.