The original nickel-plated Elixir Strings for bass, now have improved tone, feel and flexibility.

Anaheim, CA (Jan 20, 2012) —Elixir Strings announces two changes to its bass string line. Elixir Strings for bass are now available in coated stainless steel, with the bright, clear tone typical of stainless bass strings, but easier on the fingers and with a much longer tone life. The original nickel-plated Elixir Strings for bass, now have improved tone, feel and flexibility.

Elixir Strings also refined its patented, ultra-thin Nanoweb Coating especially for bass in order to produce a more natural finger feel and coating durability.

For more information:
www.elixirstrings.com

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Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

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