Let Us Help You to Choose the Right Bass String
With the introduction of our new Blue Label Flatwound strings, we thought that it was time to put together a quick guide to the Sadowsky family of bass strings. Check out the descriptions below to see what bass strings are right for you, but feel free to call/email Will at (718) 433-1990 /firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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.
Our newest string: Blue Label Flatwound: Our re-engineered Sadowsky Flatwound Bass Strings combine the best qualities of our previous Blue and Black Label flats with improved tone, feel, and consistency. If you are looking for a string with a true vintage sound and feel that retains a strong fundamental to sit well in the mix, these are strings you definitely want to try out. Visit the Blue Label Flatwounds page for more info.
Most of our strings come in 4 and 5 string single sets or discounted boxes of 5 sets.