The strings on your bass add to your tone’s character, clarity and punch. When shopping for bass guitar strings, consider the instrument’s scale length, your preferred playing style, how often you play, and the number of strings on your instrument. At LAWK STAR Guitars, you’ll find bass strings by manufacturers like:
- Cleartone, D’Addario, Dean Markley, DR Handmade Strings, Dunlop, and GHS
Bass String Buying Guide
- String tension: Strings with lighter gauges have less tension, making them easier to play. Thinner strings, however, also have thinner tones. The trick is finding a gauge that feels good on your fingers and sounds nice to your ears.
- Preferred tone: A string’s materials and construction affect its overall tone. Stainless steel produces the brightest tones. Nickel strings tend to be the least bright.
- String sets versus individual strings: Some manufacturers sell string sets for your convenience. Some musicians like to play with different gauge combinations to create their own custom tone. Don’t be afraid to experiment.
The bass strings at LAWK STAR can help you reinvent your tone and create a distinctive sound. If you need help choosing bass strings, tell us about your instrument, amount of playing experience and you’re your playing style so we can get you on the right path.