Sadowsky Bass Strings

Overall difference of Blue Label vs. Black Label strings: Our Black Label strings have slightly higher tension and a tighter top and bottom. Our Blue Label strings have slightly lower tension and fuller mids. The Blue Label is our most comprehensive line of strings: offerings include stainless, nickel, and flatwound, including XL length for 35” scale 5 string basses.

Overall difference of Stainless vs Nickel strings: Stainless steel is the brightest alloy. They are best for slap bass and have a more cutting and aggressive tone. The initial brightness wears off as the strings age. Nickel strings are warmer, with a smoother feel to the finger tips. They are bright enough to cut through the mix and the tone stays consistent for a longer period of time. The best way to appreciate the differences is to try both on the same bass.

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