Thomastik AB345 Acoustic Bass

Acoustic Bass Strings

  • Complete set for 5-string acoustic bass
  • Thickness: .041, .053, .068, .086, .118 (Medium tension)
  • Round wound
  • Material: Phosphor bronze
  • Scale: Long scale
  • Material (core): Nylon
  • Material (winding): Phosphor bronze
  • Winding type: Round wound
  • Ideal for acoustic bass guitars and solid bodies with piezo pickups (not suitable for magnetic pickups)
  • The nylon core with round wound phosphor-bronze produces a soft, natural and sparkling bass sound
  • Made in Austria

Further information

String gauge 041 - 053 - 068 - 086 - 118
Material Phosphor Bronze
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Fantastic soft attack acoustic sound

tremblap, 22.04.2018
These bass strings are fantastic for people who try to get a very soft attack, quick decay, warm sound. It gives a vibe that sounds between a classical guitar and a double bass, very interesting and expressive.

Three caveats:
- The strings are slack and roll under the (picking) fingers. It needs some time to adjust.
- You need a piezo, as they won't word for magnetic pickup
- Because of the low tension, they produce a quieter sound.

Pros (why I cannot use anything else on my acoustic bass)
- the sound is unique, soft, acoustic, doublebass-y, lush, rich.
- the strings are consistent between sizes, and between sets
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As always with Thomastik: outstanding quality and everything else taste

Oliver Q., 08.06.2016
The strings are currently on my Doderer Stallion 5 acoustic bass and they are just right.

The best way to imagine the difference between these strings (nylon core) and "normal" Akustikbass-Bronzesaite (metal core) is to think of the difference between classic nylonstring guitars and Western guitars with steel strings.

The Thomastiks are somewhat quieter than pure steels with bronze coating. Also, the string pull is by far not so high. So if you get problems with classic nylons strings due to the low pull, you should have a better grip on something else. If you like the sound and get along with the low pull, you will be rewarded with high-quality, very long-lasting strings with an extremely rounded and articulated sound. The sound is very well balanced over all 5 strings, and even with chords "mats" is absolutely nothing. I have not done so with strings with metal core so far.

So: Rocksongs unplugged is also different and cheaper. If it is a bit more differentiated and the bass also as a solinstrument must hold, these strings are my first choice.
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