Micro-Bass String Comparison

Aquila Thundergut Strings

Aquila "Thunderguts"

This is the original string and will come stock on all M-Bass instruments.

This rubber-based string best imitates the warm, vibrant sound of an upright bass. Similar strings are used on other 'Bass Ukuleles', like the Kala U-Bass. They are also extremely easy to fret, and last a very long time. However, they do require: a break-in period, more turns of the post when adjusting tuning and sometimes requires lifting the string above the nut to prevent thinning. Some bass players have also mentioned "stickiness" but this can easily be eliminated by using string lubricant or baby powder.

We recommend these strings for any of our M and ME basses.

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LaBella Steel Flatwound Strings

LaBella Steel Flatwounds

This string is specifically made for the Micro-Electronic Bass. The feel is identical to flatwound bass strings and the tone is more similar to a Fender P-Bass.

A great choice for a bass player used to playing traditional flatwound strings.

These are designed for use on the ME-Bass and may have intonation issues on the acoustic Microbass 23 or 25.

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Aquila Silverback Strings

Aquila "Silverbacks"

We partnered with Labella Strings and after extensive testing created a revolutionary new string for 'Bass Ukuleles'. These strings have a nylon core with a double silver-plated copper wrap. By far, they are the loudest and can be easily heard on the acoustic M-Basses in an acoustic jam.

Since it is a round-wound string, they feel very similar to Rotosound strings. All nylon strings require a break-in period, so don't install immediately before a gig!

Once they are settled (1-2 days), the pitch remains consistent. The sound is more acoustic than the steels. The intonation is accurate and reacts much quicker to machine head button turns (compared to the rubber "Thunderguts")

These strings are perfect for any M-Bass.

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