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.040 Gauge Electric Bass Guitar Strings

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    D'Addario EXL220S XL Nickel Super Light Short Scale Electric Bass Strings
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    Rotosound RS77S Short Scale Jazz Bass Monel Flat Wound Strings
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    Elixir Nickel-Plated Steel 4-String Bass Strings with NANOWEB Coating, Long Scale, Super Light (.040-.095)
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    Dunlop Super Bright Nickel Light 4-String Bass Guitar Strings
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    Ernie Ball 2835 Extra Slinky Round Wound Bass Strings
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    D'Addario EXL190 Strings
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    DR Strings BLACK BEAUTIES Coated 4-String Bass Light (40-100)
    $2499
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    GHS L3045 Bass Boomers Light String
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    D'Addario EXL220BT Balanced Tension 40-95 Long Scale Electric Bass String Set
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    DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Green Bass SuperStrings Light 4-String
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    D'Addario ECB80 XL Chromes Flat Wound Bass Strings
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    Rotosound RS66LC Long Scale Swing Bass Strings
    $2499
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    Ernie Ball P02815 Extra Slinky Flatwound Bass Strings
    $3499
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    D'Addario EXL220TP Twin-Pack Bass Guitar Strings
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    DR Strings Sunbeams NLR-40 Light 4-String Bass Strings
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    DR Strings Lo Rider LH-40 Lite Stainless Steel 4 String Bass Strings
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    DR Strings NEON Hi-Def Orange Bass SuperStrings Light 4-String
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    DR Strings Hi-Def NEON Red Coated Lite Bass Strings (40-100)
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    DR Strings SUNBEAM  Nickel Plated Bass Strings Lite (40-95)
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    DR Strings Hi-Def NEON White Coated 4-String Bass Strings Lite (40-100)
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    DR Strings LLR-40 Hi-Beams Lite 4-String Bass Strings
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    Dunlop Super Bright Steel Light 4-String Bass Guitar Strings
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    D'Addario ProSteels EPS220 Super Light Gauge Long Scale Bass Strings
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    D'Addario EXL220 XL Nickel Round Wound Super Light Bright Electric Bass Strings
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    Rotosound RS66M Medium Scale Bass Strings
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    DR Strings DSB-40 Dragon Skin Coated Light 4-String Bass Strings
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    DR Strings Hi-Def NEON Multi-Color Coated 4-String Bass Strings Lite (40-100)
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    DR Strings PURE BLUES Lite 4-String Bass Strings (40-100)
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    DR Strings Hi-Def NEON Red, White & Blue Electric Lite 4-String Bass Strings
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    D'Addario ECB84 Chromes Flat Wound Custom Light Long Scale Electric Bass Strings
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More often than not, bass players who blast through fast scales and want more bite in their high end opt for light bass strings. Sets labelled "Light" and "Extra Light" contain the 040 gauge for the 1st (G) string - in fact, these sets are very popular among funk and jazz players who play short scale basses. In this section you'll discover that the world's most respected string manufacturers specialize in 040 gauge electric bass guitar strings like D'Addario, Elixir, DR Strings and Fender.

With so many bass string sets to choose from, you might want to consider refining your choices by "String Material" under the Category function. For example, if you like the comfortable feel and bright sound of nickel plated steel strings, simply click specifically on "Nickel Plated Steel" and only bass string options for that material will show up. There are many nickel plated steel strings here, including the top-selling D'Addario EXL220S XL Nickel Super Light Short Scale Electric Bass Strings. Precision-wound on D'Addario's computer-controlled machines, these strings have exceptional intonation, crystal-clear fundamentals and wonderful consistency.

Now, if you prefer stainless steel strings, use the same function mentioned above and you'll be given only those options. There are many popular choices and the Rotosound RS66LC Long Scale Swing Bass Strings are ideal for groovers who want a classic rock bass sound. Speaking of old-school bass tones, flatwound strings can also be found in these pages. Perfect for jazz bassists, flatwound strings are favored for their mellow, round tone, and the Ernie Ball 2808 Flat Wound Group IV Electric Bass Strings are an excellent example of this string type. From their smooth highs to their crisp lows and easy playability, these strings make for a truly one-of-a-kind playing experience.

As you can see, it's no wonder why 040 gauge electric bass guitar strings are used by such a diverse range of bassists. When you've dedicated yourself to linking the harmony and rhythm of your group, you deserve to showcase your skills on strings that were made with your hard-earned talents in mind. With that being said, any one of the electric bass guitar strings here are worthy of being fixed to your instrument.
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