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Strings for Double BassStrings for Electric Upright Bass (EUB)

String Sets: NS Electric Contemporary Electric Upright Basses NSFW610

         Manufactured by: D'Addario

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Note: These strings are specially designed to fit the basses manufactured by NS Design (NXT, CR, EU and WAV4 models). They are too short to fit a regular upright bass, and may not have the right dimensions to fit other electric upright basses. Contact us if you would like to verify dimensions of these strings vs. your bass before ordering for a different EUB.


The NS Electric line was developed as a joint effort between Ned Steinberger and D'Addario Strings. 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 designed for use with electric upright basses using NS Standard Double Bass string length. The strings also have been confirmed (by a customer) to fit the Warwick Triumph Electric Upright Bass.

D'Addario's NS Helicore Contemporary Double Bass set produces a brighter sound, and features a lower tension feel. They are similar or identical to the stock strings on the NS Design CR4M and CR5M basses. They were previously sold as the "NSFL-Flatwound Light" set and have recently undergone a packaging and name change. A little brighter and "zingier," not as traditional in sound, for that "Crossover" vibe. They have a more electric-sounding (longer) sustain character than the "traditional" set.

All NS Double Bass strings are designed to fit NS Double Basses and NSDB-Standard instruments : 46.5" wound length, 54" overall string length.

Strings are sold as sets; D'Addario sells the strings in 4-string sets, with high C and low B strings to complete sets for extended-range instruments.

Also note that the NS Design CR, NXT and WAV4 basses are designed to accommodate full (3/4) size upright bass strings, using the wrap-around bottom surface and keyhole string anchor slots on the back of the instrument - so if none of these stock strings are your cup of tea, you're not married to them; you can consider other options from our regular string selection!

Which strings do you have?

Oddly enough, the Contemporary and Traditional string sets BOTH have Gold/Blue/Gold silks at the ball end (with gold stripes over the blue), and both have the multi-colored D'Addario silks in the pegbox to indicate each string position (the ones in my photo to the right are both "G" strings, which are red at the pegbox end.)

How can you tell the difference between the two sets?

Here's how: the difference (aside from string diameter - the Contemporary strings are a light gauge) is in the ball end - the Contemporary strings have a smaller, electric-bass-style ball end with a hole in the middle, while the Traditionals have the same ball end used on Helicore upright bass string sets, which is a solid cylinder (no hole).

You can click the graphic to the right for a larger version.


"Contemporary" Set String Gauges:
  • E: 0.092
  • A: 0.068
  • D: 0.052
  • G: 0.048
  • High C: 0.034
  • Low B: 0.125
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Some of our customers have told us what they think about this product.
Check out what they had to say!
I recently purchased a 2004 Warwick Triumph Electric Upright Bass. New strings were needed. Not wanting to make a purchase for Warwick strings from a supplier in Europe, I contacted Gollihur Music. With their help, I purchased the NS traditional medium electric upright string set. The order arrived quickly, and the strings went on flawlessly. Thanks to the folks at Gollihur Music!
RP (March 2013)