Bass String Manufacturer Guide



Here you will find details about the various strings available from major manufacturers conveniently listed by chart. If you know of any missing or incorrect information, please contact us. Thanks!

The Bass String Guide (Overview) should give you all the info you need to understand what the different winding, material, core, tapered, etc. means.




Daddario Bass Strings

   
   
NameWindingMaterialCoreOther InfoModel #
XLRoundwoundNickelHex EXL
ProSteelRoundwoundSteelHex EPS
EXPRoundwoundCoated NickelHex EXP
ChromesFlatwoundStainless RibbonHex ECB
HalfroundHalfroundSteelHex ENR


 


DR Bass Strings

   
   
NameWindingMaterialCoreOther InfoModel #
Hi-BeamRoundwoundSteelRound  
Lo-RiderRoundwoundSteelHex  
Lo-Rider

        Long Neck
RoundwoundSteelHexTapered 
Fat BeamRoundwoundSteelRoundMarcus Miller Signature 
SunbeamsRoundwoundNickelRound  
Nickel

        Lo-Rider
RoundwoundNickelHex  
Black BeautiesRoundwoundCoatedHex  
BootzillasRoundwoundCoatedHexBootsy Collins Signature 


 


Elixir Bass Strings



NameWindingMaterialCoreOther InfoModel #
NanowebRoundwoundCoated NickelHex  






Ernie Ball Bass Strings


NameWindingMaterialCoreOther InfoModel #
SlinkyRoundwoundNickelTempered  
Slinky Stainless SteelRoundwoundSteelTempered  
"Electric Bass Strings"FlatwoundSteelHex  


 



Fender Bass Strings



NameWindingMaterialCoreOther InfoModel #
Original BassRoundwoundNickel   
Super BassRoundwoundNickelHex  
7150MRoundwoundPure Nickel  7150M
Super Bass TaperwoundRoundwoundSteelRoundE / B strings

        Tapered
 
Stainless Bass RoundwoundRoundwoundSteelHex  
Stainless Bass

        Flatwound
FlatwoundSteelHex  
Nylon Filament RoundwoundRoundwoundNylonHexBrighter than Nylon Tapewound 
Nylon TapewoundTapewoundNylonHex  




 



GHS Bass Strings


   
NameWindingMaterialCoreOther Info
BassicsRoundwoundNickel  
BoomersRoundwoundNickelHex 
Boomers

        Sub-Zero
RoundwoundNickelHexCryogenic process for longer life
Taper CoreRoundwoundNickelTaper 
Infinity SteelsRoundwoundSteelHexLeast bright of GHS steel

Coated

Super SteelRoundwoundSteelHex2nd brightest of GHS steel
Contact Core Super SteelsRoundwoundSteelRoundBrightest GHS string
Double BallRoundwoundSteelHexFor Steinberger basses
Black NylonTapewoundNylon  
Brite FlatsHalfroundSteel  
PressurewoundHalfroundNickel  
Progressives Alloy 52  
Precision FlatwoundFlatwoundSteel Ribbon  


 



LaBella Bass Strings


  
NameWindingMaterialCoreOther InfoModel #
Hard Rockin SteelRoundwoundSteelHex  
SlappersRoundwoundNickelHex  
Deep Talkin Bass RoundwoundRoundwoundSteelHex  
Super StepsRoundwoundSteelHexTapered 
Deep Talkin BassFlatwound HexThe "M" gauge (760M) was used by James Jamerson. 
Deep Talkin Bass Model L-760NBlack NylonTapewoundHex L-760N


 



Rotosound Bass Strings


   
NameWindingMaterialCoreOther InfoModel #
Solo Bass 55RoundwoundSteelHex"Pressure wound" to reduce finger noise/fret wear 
Swing Bass 66 (Steel)RoundwoundSteelHexUsed by Entwistle, Geddy Lee 
Swing Bass 66 (Nickel)RoundwoundNickelHex  
RS 66 Piano String DesignRoundwoundSteelHexTapered 
RotobassRoundwoundNickelHex  
Jazz Bass 77Flatwound HexUsed on "Dark Side of the Moon" 
Tru BassBlack NylonFlatwoundHexUsed on "Abbey Road"