Let's be honest, when was the last time you actually had to replace every string on your bass? They certainly don't break as often as guitar strings do, and it's also for this reason why complete bass string sets tend to be on the pricier side. Thankfully, many of today's top bass string manufacturers offer single electric bass guitar string options, including Elixir, Rogue, D'Addario and Ernie Ball. In other words, the next time you break a bass string, you don't have to worry about pulling too much dough from your wallet.
Whether you prefer the bright sound of an uncoated string or the warm and mellow tone that only a flatwound string can provide, the single electric bass guitar string for you is in this catalog. You'll even find individual strings for 5th and 6th string bass models - in fact, the Elixir NanoWeb Single .032 Electric Bass Guitar String is a best seller. The micro-thin coating on this medium C string is pretty much unnoticeable, and the lively sound it delivers is everything you'd expect from a respected string manufacturer like Elixir.
Another popular seller that deserves your attention is the D'Addario FlexSteels Long Scale Bass Guitar Singe String. FlexSteels are favored for their distinct combination of flexibility, consistency and extra-long life. Ideal for slap and finger-style playing, D'Addario FlexSteels are truly one of a kind, and any one of them would be perfect as either a replacement string or as an addition to a custom set.
And these two strings were only mentioned to serve as a taste of what awaits you. To make your decision easier, there are even helpful tools in this selection to help you refine your search. For example, by using the "String Gauge" option, you can narrow down your choices by gauge type; or, click on "String Material" and browse only through strings that are made of a specific material like nickel-plated steel. By customizing your search to your liking, the right single electric bass guitar string for you will be found in a snap!