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Bass Guitar String Sets

All strings can be made with full wrap, tapered core, exposed core, skeleton core, or any combination of the above. You can order sets made with your choice color of thread wrap. Black, Red, Royal Blue, Burgundy, Jade Green, Light Blue, Purple etc.


We make everything to order

Please allow  1 - 10 weeks  depending on what you order and the amount of orders placed ahead of yours at the time you order.


You must fill out the string design specification form  at the bottom of this page when ordering

All orders and payments not accompanied by the string design specification form will be rejected!

Our Policy
We are a custom string shop.
Nothing we make is prepackaged, just waiting to be drop-shipped. When you click on You are ordering custom made strings.  If you fail to submit the design specifications for the custom strings you have ordered (forms located at bottom of each order page) within 48 hours from the time you submit payment, you will be issued a credit which is good for 45 days and is not refundable.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone and at anytime.

 


 


   
 
The Octave4Plus strings sets are all handmade to order. They are available in scale lengths up to 43".
As we develop more sets, they will become available on the order page.
 
Strings are available in Stainless Steel or Nickel Plated Steel, or a combination of both.
Each gauge can be made very flexible, flexible, less flexible, non flexible etc.
 
Be sure to indicate what you want in the string specification form text box.
 
The gauges listed below are default gauges, For example if you prefer a .030 for your C3 string instead of the default .034
you can send this information to us before you place your order. contact us!

Standard bass tuning in 4ths C#0  F#0    B0     E1     A1    D2    G2    C3     F3    Bb3   Eb4

Default Gauges                   .186  .164  .124  .104   .084  .068  .044  .034  .024  .015* .007*


Four String Bass  
4-string bass set      33 1/4"- 40" scale      E      A      D       G                $30.00
                                                              .100  .080  .060   .040
Sub Contra 4-string set
C#0   F#0   B0    E1                                                                              $61.00
.194  .178 .140 .104 (default gauges)

 
Sub Contra 4-string set #2
E0      A0     D1   G1                                                                              $42.00
.185  .160 .130 .100 (default gauges)

 
Five String Bass  
5-string Bass set 1A
B0      E1     A1    D2    G2                                                                    $35.00
.130  .100  .080  .060  .040 (default gauges)

 
5-string Bass set 1B
F#0    B0     E1    A1   D2                                                                     $54.00
.164  .140  .100 .080  .060   (default gauges)


 
Sub Contra 5-string set
C#0    F#0   B0    E1    A1                                                                    $68.00
.194  .178  .140 .104  .088 (default gauges)

 
Sub Contra 5-string set #2
E0      A0     D1   G1    C2                                                                    $49.00
.185  .160  .130 .100  .082 (default gauges)

 
5- string Super Sub Contra
G#00      C#0     F#0    B0     E1                                                         $94.00
.240       .198    .172   .150  .118 (default gauges)
(34"-40" scale lengths)
 
Six String Bass

Scale length 34" - 38"

 
Set 1A                            E1      A1     D2     G2     C3      F3                $54.00
                                     .100   .080   .060   .040   .030   .020
  
Set 1B                             B0     E1      A1     D2     G2     C3                $56.00
                                      .130   .100   .080   .060   .040   .030  

    

  
Set 1C                            F#0    B0     E1     A1    D2      G2                 $65.00
                                     .164   .130  .100   .080   .060    .040 
    
 

  
Set 1D                            C#0     F#0    B0     E1     A1    D2                $77.00
                                      .194    .164   .130   .100   .080  .060   
 

Seven String Bass  
 
Set 1A                        B0       E1      A1      D2       G2      C3      F3      $64.00
                                 .140    .100    .080    .060    .040    .030    .020

 

  
Set 1B                       F#0      B0       E1      A1      D2       G2      C3     $74.00
                                .164     .130    .100    .080    .060    .040    .030

    

  
Set 1C                      C#0      F#0     B0      E1      A1       D2       G2     $81.00
                                .194     .164    .130   .100    .080     .060    .040

    

Eight String Bass  
 

Set 1A                                                                                                $75.00

                                                 B0  E1  A1  D2  G2  C3  F3  Bb3     

 

  

Set 1B                                                                                                $86.00

        (E0)F#0  (A0)B0  (D1)E1  (G1)A1  (C2)D2  (F2)G2  (Bb2)C3 (Eb3)F3  
              .164        .140       .104       .084       .064       .044        .034       .024


                         The notes in parenthesis are for the E0 alternate tuning

   

  

Set 1C                                    C#0  F#0  B0  E1  A1  D2  G2  C3      $90.00

    

Nine String Bass  

Set 1A                                                                                             $94.00

                                       B0  E1  A1  D2  G2  C3  F3  Bb3  Eb4

 

Set 1B                                                                                             $98.00

                                       F#0  B0  E1  A1  D2  G2  C3  F3  Bb3

    

                                                                                                       $106.00

Set 1C                           C#0  F#0  B0  E1  A1  D2  G2  C3  F3    

    

Ten String Bass  
Set 1A                          F#0  B0  E1  A1  D2  G2  C3  F3  Bb3  Eb4         $98
  

Set 1B                         C#0  F#0  B0  E1  A1  D2  G2  C3  F3  Bb3   $116.00

    

Eleven String Bass  
Set 1A        
C#0  F#0  B0  E1  A1  D2  G2  C3  F3  Bb3  Eb4                            $130.00
Set 1B                                                                                                    
F0   Bb0   Eb1   Ab1  Db2   F#2   B2   E3     A3    D4   G4           $120.00
.158 .140  .104   .080  .060  .040  .030 .020  .015  .009 .006
Twelve String Bass  
Twelve String Bass (single course)           $140.00
Set 1
 B00  E0    A0   D1   G1   C2  F2   Bb2  Eb3  Ab3  Db4   F#4      
.214 .196  .140 .100 .080 .060.040 .030 .020 .013p .009p.007p
For Prat "headless" 12-string 36.5"-31.5" fanned fretboard
  (default gauges shown)

 

Octave Basses
12-string Octave Bass(4x3)   $48.00
This set is for a 4-string bass that also has two unison octave strings per course i.e. Tom Peterson 
E1 e2 e2  A1 a2 a2 D2 d3 d3 G2 g3 g3

Custom  Gauges

15-string Octave Bass(5x3)   $70.00
This set is for a 5-string bass that also has two unison octave strings per course i.e. Jauqo III-X
E1 e2 e2 A1 a2 a2 D2 d3 d3 G2 g3 g3 C3 c4 c4

Custom  Gauges

18-string Octave Bass(6x3)   $90.00
This set is for a 6-string bass that also has two unison octave strings
Bo b1 b1 E1 e2 e2 A1 a2 a2 D2 d3 d3 G2 g3 g3 C3 c4 c4

Custom  Gauges 

18-string Octave Bass(6x3) $120.00
This set is for a 6-string bass that also has two unison octave strings
E1 e2 e2 A1 a2 a2 D2 d3 d3 G2 g3 g3 C3 c4 c4 F3 f4 f4
Nickel plated steel 34" scale length

 

8va Bass Sets (piccolo bass)   
8va Bass Set #1 ( piccolo bass )
 B1       E2     A2       D3      G3      C4    (6 - string set)                     $38.00
.052    .042   .032    .024    .014    .011

(for 34" scale, gauges will vary depending on scale length)

Gauges are default gauges
Be sure to fill out the design form below when ordering!
8va Bass Set #2 ( piccolo bass )
 E2       A2     D3       G3      (4-string set)                                          $30.00
.042    .032   .024    .014 

(for 34" scale, gauges will vary depending on scale length)

Gauges are default gauges
Be sure to fill out the design form below when ordering!

 

8va Bass Set #3 ( piccolo bass )
 B1       E2     A2       D3      G3    ( 5 - string set )                             $34.00
.052    .042   .032    .024    .014
Gauges are default gauges
Be sure to fill out the design form below when ordering!
                   Special set T4-35  $18.00
 
   Skeleton Core  ( per string)                $ 3.00  
 
These strings are made with the Octave4Plus bass ball ends (patent pending ).
The core is not twisted around the ball end to attach it to the string, allowing for a thicker core and eliminating the 5/8" twist next to the ball end.

 

Number of Skeleton Cores

Custom String Development and Testing

Before purchasing one of these options,
you will need to purchase the appropriate string or string set .

 

 
A) For 1 string              $25.00
B) For 1-3 strings         $75.00
C) For  1 string set       $100.00
D) For 1 string set        $150.00

The above Custom String Development options are only for developing custom strings and do not include the price of the strings.

So, what this does not pay for is the actual string set. Once we get the test set right, then you must send it back and we will make a new custom set.

Contact us before selecting and ordering these options!

Development & Testing
   
 
When ordering, include the scale length of your guitar and indicate if it has a back-loading bridge
with a string tree on the headstock or if it has a top loading bridge.

Even if you have given us your custom string specifications in an email, the strings will not be made unless all of the order specifications are on this form. This includes custom gauges and the intended tuning of the string or string set.


Octave4Plus was designed for professional level musicians and luthiers who know exactly what it is they need. 
We are here to answer all of your questions before you order.
You have 24 hours from the time you placed your order to cancel and get a full refund.
Once we commit time, resources, and materials to making your strings, there are no cancellations or refunds.
Once you pay for your order, you must fill out the string design form found at the bottom of the page you ordered from. 

 

 

O4P Custom String Design Specification Form

You are ordering custom made strings. You must complete this form and submit it with your order

PayPal transaction number:      (required)

 

Name:           

Email:           

Date: (mm/dd/yyyy)  

  1.) I learned about Octave4Plus custom strings from:

   Answer:

 

  2) I ordered: (qty.) of this string/set:

  3) I want custom gauges for this set:

  4) The string or string set is going to be for a Guitar     Bass Guitar 

   Other: ( Use additional comments box at the bottom of this form)

  5) The tuning is:
   ( B0  is standard bass low B,  B1 for guitar low B,  E1 is bass low E,   E2 is guitar low E,   E4 is guitar high E etc.)

  5a) New tuning for you ? Yes No

  6) Manufacturer:

  7) Model:
   ( Email us a photo of your instrument's  headstock and bridge, no links to web pages please)

  8)  Bridge Type (Select one type below)

    a) Strings enter through the back and exit out the face of guitar
    b) Strings go through top loading bridge like Tune-O-Matic
    c) Strings just pop in a slot like a HipShot type "A" bridge
    d) Strings held by pins as on an acoustic guitar
    Other:
   

   9) Instrument has  strings

   10) It's scale length is: (measure from bridge saddle to nut)

   11) The tuning peg configuration is: Top    Bottom ( example 3/3,  5/2 etc. )

    Inline: Yes:   No:

   12) The instrument has:  Guitar    Bass   Other
     Tuners/Tuning pegs with: Slots   or Holes

   12a) I need exposed core on guitar bass strings at the tuners: Yes:   No:

   13) Use: Guitar sized ball ends   Bass sized ball ends   Other to make these strings.

    14) The tuning peg for the lowest string is located  inches/cm from the headstock side of the nut.

   14a)  The tuning peg for the highest string (A4 etc.) is located inches/cm from headstock side of the nut.

   14b) What is the distance from the nut (the nut's edge on the headstock side) to each tuner?
                         (Example 2.5" A string, 4" D string etc.)  
   15) What is the measurement from the ball end's edge ( edge facing the pickups) , when the string is on the guitar to    
the edge of each tuner ?
                     (Example:  A string 33.5",  D string 35",  etc.) 
 
   16a) What is the measurement from the ball end's edge ( edge facing the pickups) when the string is on the guitar to the fretboard side edge of the nut  
   16b) What is the total length of each string from ball end's edge to the absolute end of string ?  

   17) The nut is: inches/cm thick and is made out of 

   18) The strings sit on the saddles about inches /cm from ball end edge.

   18a) The specific measurements from each string's saddle to ball end edge:
                        ( Example: E is 1 1/2",  A is 1 3/4" etc.)   

    18b) Wound string should taper for inches/cm from the ball end edge to where the full diameter of the string begins ( guitar standard usually 1", bass 2")

    18c) The string is full wrap, no taper at the bridge:  Yes:   No:

    19) Is there a string tree on the headstockYes:   No:

   20) Does the headstock tilt back ?   Yes:   No:
   21) Flexibility of the strings I ordered should be: (stiff, can be pulled 1/8", or 1/4", etc to either side when turned to pitch, loose etc.)
     

 

   22) Thread wrap?   Yes:   No:   Color ?:         

         Wrap starts at            inches/cm from nut.

   23) The timbre/tone quality of the wound strings should be:
          Bright:     Have a "Twang"    Mellow
  
   24) The wound strings are:
         A) Stainless Steel Roundwounds
         B) Nickel Plated Steel Roundwounds
         C) Phosphor/Bronze Roundwounds
         D) Stainless Steel Flatwounds

  (Thread wrap is extra for guitar strings)

  Note: Make sure the gauge(s) of the string(s) you order can fit through all holes in the back of the guitar, bridge, and tuners etc..

  Additional Comments and information in box below: