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June 4, 2011
D'Addario NS Electric Traditional Bass Set
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.
July 12, 2010
NS610 Double Bass String
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.