What Are Elixir Nanoweb Medium Stainless Steel Bass Guitar Strings?
These are Elixir 14677 4-String medium-gauge stainless steel bass guitar strings with the legendary ultra-thin NANOWEB Coating.
Elixir Strings for Bass deliver serious tone, incredible feel and enhanced flexibility and responsiveness. After more than a year of research and working with more than a 1000 bassists to understand the essence of tone and feel, Elixir Strings is introducing a new bass string experience with Stainless Steel Strings
These Stainless Steel Strings have aggressive, growly, concentrated mids with a punch that cuts through the mix. The new NANOWEB Coating for bass provides a softer touch while extending the tone life.
What Is Nanoweb Coating?
Elixir Strings with Nanoweb coating deliver extended life, and sound and feel more like traditional, uncoated strings. They are bright and lively, and the coating is so thin that you can barely tell it's there.
The Nanoweb coating prevents contamination and corrosion from invading the string's Critical Zone of Tone.
Is This The Right Gauge For Me?
This set includes string gauges: 45 65 85 105
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.
What Is 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.