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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

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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




Note: 4/25/2017, concerning rumors of "re-formulation" of Innovation Strings

I can confirm that the cores for ALL Innovation strings have not been altered since around 5-6 years ago. The strings are produced to the exact same string makeup as they were before their unexpected factory relocation, and are still manufactured by the same guy, post-move, who made them in the old factory. The only change recently has 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, which is due to sourcing issues, as they are no longer produced by the European source who made them. They prefer to continue working with a European source and switch to "ball ends" rather than outsourcing production of the slug ends to Asia.


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