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

Innovation Braided Orchestral - (140B) Mid-High Tension Strings

         Manufactured by: Innovation Strings

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Innovation Braided 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 many of their strings are equally suited for pizzicato (plucking) and arco (bowing).

Innovation Braided Double Bass Strings are particularly well suited for bowing, as they have a smooth chromesteel tape winding. But the core is braided nylon, which creates a more "old-timey" flavor to their pizz tone. So they would also work well for someone looking for a good bluegrass string.

They have a deep, dark tone, which takes a lot of the brashness out of bowing. And the tension is optimized for bowing as well, when they were designed, Innovation focused on the ease of sound production and articulation both for pizzicato and arco.

Note: All of the Innovation strings do not contain enough ferrous materials to be suitable for use with a magnetic pickup, like the Schaller and Krivo that 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 pegbox.


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:
G D A E
.064 .078 .087 .116
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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