EBS premieres titanium nickel, staniless steel bass strings
(Dave Molter | Posted 2011-05-27)
Having played bass for almost 50 years, I thought I'd seen just about every type of bass string: flat; round; half round; ground wound; tape wound; hex core; steel core -- you name it. But I'd never heard of titanium bass strings. seems just the metal to use if your bass is going to be planet hopping, right? But read on.
Known in the US mostly for bass effects pedals but a name in amplification overseas, Swedish manufacturer EBS Professional Bass Equipment is returning to the bass string market, which i flirted with briefly in 2008, with titanium nickel bass strings in an improved formula that the company promises soft to the touch and durable. Word on the street from advance users is that the new titanium strings sound great, feel great and last longer than many other combinations.
EBS Titanium Nickel strings uses tight wiring that provides extra playing comfort in combination with a high-quality core made of American steel. The long scale strings are designed to fit a wide range of bass guitars and to improve tuning abilities. EBS Titanium Nickel strings start shipping from Sweden in June 2011.
EBS Stainless Steel strings offer a classic steel string with excellent sound quality and tuning abilities. The Stainless Steel strings are based on a hexagon steel core made of finest Swedish steel. The long scale strings a made to fit a wide range of bass guitars and to improve tuning abilities. EBS Stainless Steel Strings start shipping in July 2011.
Medium Light 40/60/80/100 (B String: 125 C String: 25)
Medium 45/65/80/100 (B String: 125)
Classic Medium 45/65/85/105 (B String: 128 C String: 30
Heavy Bass 50/70/90/110 (B String: 135)
The new strings ship in newly designed boxes made of recyclable materials. For more information on EBS Titanium Nickel and EBS Stainless Steel strings, visit the EBS site at www.ebssweden.com.
From a press release.