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Electric Bass Nickel Plated Steel with NANOWEB Coating

Elixir® Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings with a NANOWEB® Coating deliver a rich, rounded tone with greater clarity and heavier mid-range presence.

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Working closely with the global bass community, we asked 4000+ players what they needed from a bass string, and recruited 1000+ players for field trials to help improve the playability and our protective NANOWEB Coating. Inspired by our field trials, Elixir Strings entire line of round wound electric bass strings now benefits from a NANOWEB Coating made exclusively for bass guitar. With playing experience also enhanced by optimized string tension profiles, flexibility and feel, our Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings deliver:

  • Rich, rounded tone with greater clarity*
  • Smooth, natural feel and reduced finger squeak
  • Greater durability and response, even during hard-hitting attacks
  • Longer tone life than any other bass string, uncoated or coated**

Elixir Strings is the only coated string brand to protect the entire string with an ultra-thin coating, keeping gunk out of the gaps between the windings. With consistent performance from gig-to-gig, Elixir Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings remove the hassle and expense of frequent string changes.

* Compared to original NANOWEB® Coating
**Elixir Strings player survey

String Gauges and Part Numbers
String Tension for Tuning

Electric Bass Nickel Plated Steel with NANOWEB Coating

Part No. Gauge G-1 D-2 A-3 E-4 B-5
14002 4-String Super Light, Long Scale .040 .060 .075 .095 -
14052 4-String Light, Long Scale .045 .065 .080 .100 -
14077 4-String Light/Medium, Long Scale .045 .065 .085 .105 -
14087 4-String Light/Medium, Extra Long Scale .045 .065 .085 .105 -
14102 4-String Medium, Long Scale .050 .070 .085 .105 -
14202 5-String Light, Long Scale .045 .065 .085 .105 .130
14207 5-String Light/Medium, Long Scale .045 .065 .085 .105 .135

Electric Bass Nickel Plated Steel 5th and 6th String Singles with NANOWEB Coating

Now you can mix and match your gauges to customize your bass strings. Whether it's a 4-, 5-, or 6-string bass, Elixir Strings has YOUR custom set of strings.

How to use:

  • Select your foundation 4 or 5-string set.
  • For 5-string players, select your custom 5th string or use the standard 5-string Light set.
  • For 6-string players, add your custom 6th string to your 5-string selection.
Part No. Gauge G-1 D-2 A-3 E-4 B-5 C-6
15332 Medium C - - - - - .032
15425 Super Light B, Long Scale - - - - .125 -
15430 Light B, Long Scale - - - - .130 -
15432 Light B, Long Scale, TaperWound - - - - .130tw -
15433 Light B, Extra Long Scale, TaperWound - - - - .130tw -
15435 Medium B, Long Scale - - - - .135 -

Tensions shown below are an approximation. All tensions are based upon a particular scale length (Long=34" or Extra Long=36") and standard tuning. 

Gauge Scale Length G-1
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
D-2
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
A-3
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
E-4
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
B-5
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
Total Tension (lbs)
Super Light, Long Scale
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
34" .040 / 34 .060 / 43 .075 / 38 .095 / 34 - 149
Light, Long Scale
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
34" .045 / 43 .065 / 51 .080 / 42 .100 / 37 - 173
Medium, Long Scale
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
34" .045 / 43 .065 / 51 .085 / 48 .105 / 40 - 182
Light/Medium, Extra Long Scale
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
36" .045 / 48 .065 / 58 .085 / 54 .105 / 45 - 205
Medium, Long Scale
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
34" .050 / 53 .070 / 60 .085 / 48 .105 / 40 - 201
Light, Long Scale
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
34" .045 / 43 .065 / 51 .085 / 48 .105 / 40 .130 / 34 216
Light/Medium, Long Scale
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
34" .045 / 43 .065 / 51 .085 / 48 .105 / 40 .135 / 36 211

Additional Information about Elixir Strings

  • Why use Elixir Strings?

    Elixir® Strings players report their tone lasts longer than any other string – uncoated or coated.

  • Differences between POLYWEB, NANOWEB and OPTIWEB Coatings

    Elixir® Strings are available in distinct protective coatings.  The coatings feature the same protection and extend tone life, but differ in tone and feel.

  • Extend Tone Life

    A string is "dead" when it no longer exhibits the intensity of frequencies it had when it was new. When you pluck a new string, you can hear the high-frequency harmonics that makes an instrument's tone vibrant.

Artist Who Use Electric Bass Nickel Plated Steel with NANOWEB Coating

Michael Modesir, John Paul Jones and Yolanda Charles

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