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Strings for Double BassStrings for 3/4 and 4/4 size Basses

Innovation SuperSilver - 140SS (Super Silver) Med Tension Strings

         Manufactured by: Innovation Strings

Continental US - larger items may carry a partial shipping charge to AK, HI and PR
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Product News:
Stock Status on most Innovation Strings

Prior to the nationwide implementation of COVID-19-related shutdowns, GHS had been low on stock of all Innovation Strings. Now, having been affected by mandatory shutdowns, our already dwindling stock of string sets is now depleted on this model. We may have some random singles in stock, but as for sets, we're at the mercy of the situation - once GHS is able to resume production, we should be able to get sets in.

If you want to "get on the list" to get strings when they're available, I encourage you to create an order - but if you pay by PayPal, DO NOT COMPLETE the payment; I don't like holding your money while we wait for stock. I can send a request for the funds when the strings arrive.

Innovation Super Sliver Strings Innovation Double Bass Strings have a unique, non-metallic core which provide a gut-like tone without the cost or maintenance of gut upright bass strings. They hold their pitch well in climate and temperature changes, and most of their strings are equally suited for pizzicato (plucking) and arco (bowing).

Many of Innovation's strings are similar in design, but they assign different names to the different tensions/gauges/colors. For instance, if you like the description of these strings but prefer a bit lighter feel, Silver Slaps are essentially the "Super Silver Light." (And the Golden Slaps are the same as the Silver Slaps, just with a different color thread under the outer clear windings.) By the way -- you don't have to play slapstyle to enjoy the so-called "slap" strings, either, they have a great pizz tone.

Innovation Super Silver Strings are often used for Rockabilly and Bluegrass - they're a synthetic alternative to true gut strings. According to players who favor them, the 140-SS strings lean towards a more organic, gut-like tone than the Rockabilly Strings (also from Innovation). They have a round tone with a blunter attack and quick decay, giving a closer approximation of the gut tone - providing that 'old-school' flavor.

As synthetics, they may not quite be as warm and organic sounding as the real thing - but they're far more affordable and don't have the maintenance requirements of real gut. You'll also likely find that the Super Silver Strings don't have the same "bounce" as gut.

Users have reported that these strings might be the synthetics that get the closest to plain gut in sound for pizz playing, but that they do have higher tension than plain guts. It's still a "low tension" string, but some have reported that the tension is roughly equivalent to the Eurosonic light gauge strings.

Note: All of the Innovation strings do not contain any ferrous materials; they are not suitable for use with a magnetic pickup, like the Schaller we carry. They will work with all typical piezo-based pickups (like the Realist, Full Circle, and all the K&K pickups and systems).

Innovation designs these 3/4 size bass strings to fit on a standard 3/4 size bass. They may very well fit your bass if it is larger than 3/4. For your reference, the lengths of the string, as measured against the bass tailpiece to the nut is 51.5 inches, plus an additional 17 inches to handle stringing in the headstock.

For a comparison chart of the differences between the different Innovation String models, visit our Innovation Strings "Manufacturer" Page.

String Lengths
  • Ball end to nut (Afterlength + Playing Length): 51.5 inches/136cm
  • Afterlength (Ball end to bridge): 5.5 inches/14cm
  • Wound top of string (pegbox): 17 inches/43cm

String Gauges:
.086 .093 .106 .126
Concerning rumors of "re-formulation" of Innovation Strings, with GHS Update for Summer 2019

In early 2017, some rumors started, saying that Innovation strings had been "reformulated" and "were not the same" as strings produced before. At that time, I confirmed with the manufacturer in Wales that the cores for ALL Innovation strings had not been altered for at least 5-6 years prior to that. The only change had been the silk colors for the Silver Slaps, changing from mauve to purple, and the gradual switch from their old style "slug" ends to a more common-style ball end.

In 2019, GHS Strings (USA) acquired Innovation, and brought over their winding machinery and materials stock, and have been trained to make the strings exactly the same way as before, so there will be no difference or reformulation moving forward, either. Same strings, now made in the USA!

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