Bass Guitar Strings

Bass guitar strings are an essential accessory for your bass guitar, and here at PMT Online, we stock a wide range of Bass guitar strings, suitable for players of all abilities and budgets!

Whether you're looking for roundwounds or flatwounds, short-scale or regular, single strings or multipacks - with so many top brands available to choose from, such as Rotosound, D'Addario, Ernie Ball and many more - you're guaranteed to find the right strings here at PMT Online - Or, why not visit one of our 15 UK Nationwide Stores today!


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  • What are the 4 bass strings?

    The standard tuning for a 4 string bass is E, A, D, G (the same as the four lowest strings on the guitar but one octave lower). The bass strings are tuned in fourths.
  • What do the numbers on bass strings mean?

    String gauge is more than a number: it determines how your bass strings will feel and sound. The rule of thumb is, that heavy-gauge strings (around . 050 - . 105) have a richer bottom-end, but require more finger-strength than a lighter set, typically.
  • How long should bass strings last?

    Bass strings last from roughly 1 month to 5 years, in some cases, depending on how often you play your strings, they will sound a lot more dull after some time.
  • How thick should bass strings be?

    Most bass strings have a medium gauge, a standard 4-string bass guitar ranges between 0.045 and 0.105 inches thick.