BLACK LABEL STRINGS
BLUE LABEL STRINGS
Overall difference of Blue Label vs. Black Label strings: Our Black Label strings have slightly higher tension and a tighter top and bottom. Our Blue Label strings have slightly lower tension and fuller mids. The Blue Label is our most comprehensive line of strings: offerings include stainless, nickel, and flatwound, including XL length for 35” scale 5 string basses
STAINLESS STEEL STRINGS
Overall difference of Stainless vs Nickel strings: Stainless steel is the brightest alloy. They are best for slap bass and have a more cutting and aggressive tone. The initial brightness wears off as the strings age. Nickel strings are warmer, with a smoother feel to the finger tips. They are bright enough to cut through the mix and the tone stays consistent for a longer period of time. The best way to appreciate the differences is to try both on the same bass.
Our re-engineered Sadowsky Flatwound Bass Strings combine the best qualities of our previous Blue and Black Label flats with improved tone, feel, and consistency. If you are looking for a string with a true vintage sound and feel that retains a strong fundamental to sit well in the mix, these are strings you definitely want to try out.