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D'Addario NS Electric Traditional Bass Set

D'Addario NS Electric Traditional Bass Set
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By Robert
D'Addario NS Electric Traditional Bass Set
June 4, 2011
I rate these strings as excellent for the NXT 4. I ordered the medium tension, and like both the nuance and resonance of this set. With a good cabinet, I can get warmth and/or punch, depending on my technique. I play to get a rich acoustic analog, and also play with envelope harmonics in an electric trio. Even the trumpeter commented on the difference, as my original set was a year old.
By Rickytoons
NS610 Double Bass String
July 12, 2010
Made especially for the NS Design style basses, these strings are very similar to the Helicore line. They even use the same color coded threads. These are scaled down to fit the length of the bass with having to use the "plate" on the back of the bass for the longer acoustic style strings. The ends are slimmer and fit much better in the the smaller tuning pegs. I did have a little problem getting the E string to fit in the bridge hole. The windings didn't let it seat all the way at first. I put a little rosin on the windings and between that and just the plain tension, the ball end seated firmly. The strings sound very nice, even right out of the box. I expect they will warm up a bit after they have had a chance to settle down. I don't use a bow, so I can't comment on that ability. Very pleased so far.
The NS Electric line has been conceived jointly by Ned Steinberger and D’Addario. Because volume is unlimited for electric instruments, NS Electric line focuses on tone and expressive nuance rather than acoustic power. It brings out the richest tone from any electric instrument, and work well for acoustic instruments when subtlety of expression is paramount.

NS Strings are mostly made with stranded steel cores wrapped with aluminum, brass, tungsten, nickel, and stainless steel. The line is aimed for

• standard electric bowed instruments (violin, viola, and cello)

• electric upright basses using NS Standard Double Bass string length

• any standard Bass Guitar and NS Omni Bass, to provide an upright bass sound (warmer)

The Traditional Double Bass set is constructed and tensioned similarly to acoustic bass strings, for a warm tone, feel, and great bowed response. The Contemporary Double Bass set produces a brighter sound, and is lower tension. All NS Double Bass strings are designed to fit NS Double Basses and NSDB-Standard instruments : 46.5” wound length, 54” overall string length.

The Bass Guitar/Bass cello (Omni Bass) strings are made to fit all standard 34–35 inch scale bass guitars. These expressive strings are polished smooth for an intimate feel, with rich bass tone and a clear, singing upper register.
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