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

Innovation Honey - 90140H Solid Core Medium 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 Honey 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).

Innovation Honey is a Solid Core string, unlike the braided core of the other Innovation sets, with a Chrome Tape winding. This maintains the Gut-like vibe of the other Innovation sets but with a string tension and feel more like steel strings; most notably, they can have a slightly stiffer feel under the plucking hand. The Metal wrap makes this string much more responsive under the bow than other Innovation strings, and thus makes a good hybrid string, similar to the Evah Pirazzi's or Obligatos, although a bit darker sounding due to the synthetic core. Word on the street is that they warm up after a break-in period - they can sound a little too synthetic when brand new. But they (like most of us) improve with a little exercise.

A good string for older styles of jazz, they have a nice attack - and can even growl a bit if you push 'em! But they mostly have an "older-school" tone, often compared to that of wound gut strings, but with the less "floppy" feel you get with steel 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.

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

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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