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Electric Bass Stainless Steel with NANOWEB Coating

Elixir® Stainless Steel Bass Strings with a NANOWEB® Coating provide a bright stainless tone with deep lows.

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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 Stainless Steel Bass Strings deliver: 

  • Bright tone with deep lows
  • Smooth, natural feel with enhanced grip* and reduced finger squeak
  • Greater durability and response, even during hard-hitting attacks
  • Consistent performance from gig-to-gig
  • 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 Stainless 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 Stainless Steel with NANOWEB Coating

Part No. Gauge G-1 D-2 A-3 E-4 B-5
14652 4-String Light, Long Scale .045 .065 .080 .100 -
14677 4-String Light/Medium, Long Scale .045 .065 .085 .105 -
14702 4-String Medium, Long Scale .050 .070 .085 .105 -
14777 5-String Light, Long Scale .045 .065 .085 .105 .130
14782 5-String Light/Medium, Long Scale .045 .065 .085 .105 .0135

Electric Bass Stainless Steel 5th String Singles with NANOWEB Coating

Now you can mix and match your gauges to customize your bass strings. Whether it's a 4- or 5-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 5th string single or use the standard 5-string Light set.
Part No. Gauge B-5 C-6
13426 Super Light B, Long Scale .125 -
13436 Light B, Long Scale .130 -

Tensions shown below are an approximation. The tuning is given for a particular scale length (Long=34") 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)
Light, Long Scale Strings
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
34" .045 / 42 .065 / 47 .080 / 40 .100 / 34 - 163
Light/Medium, Long Scale
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
34" .045 / 42 .065 / 47 .085 / 45 .105 / 37 - 171
Medium, Long Scale
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
34" .050 / 49 .070 / 56 .085 / 45 .105 / 37 - 187
Light, Long Scale
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
34" .045 / 42 .065 / 47 .085 / 45 .105 / 37 .130 / 32 203
Light/Medium, Long Scale
Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs)
34" .045 / 42 .065 / 47 .085 / 45 .105 / 37 .135 / 33 204

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 Stainless Steel with NANOWEB Coating

Nate Watts and Hussain Jiffry

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