Innovation Double Bass Strings have a unique, non-metallic core which provide a gut-like tone without the cost or maintenance of gut upright bass strings. They hold their pitch well in climate and temperature changes, and many of their strings are equally suited for pizzicato (plucking) and arco (bowing).
Innovation Braided Double Bass Strings are particularly well suited for bowing, as they have a smooth chromesteel tape winding. But the core is braided nylon, which creates a more "old-timey" flavor to their pizz tone. So they would also work well for someone looking for a good bluegrass string.
They have a deep, dark tone, which takes a lot of the brashness out of bowing. And the tension is optimized for bowing as well, when they were designed, Innovation focused on the ease of sound production and articulation both for pizzicato and arco.
- 9014LBB Low B available for 5 string double bass
- 9014XFBS C Ext available for Solo Orch set