Drum roll please…Long Scale Nickel Plated Steel strings now available! - September 19, 2013

We’ve been working on prototype Nickel strings for almost a decade. We were never quite happy with the results until now. These sets are brilliant! Smoother feel, smoother tone, more low-end throb.

Available now in our Dingwall store and shipping to dealers as we speak. (Long & McQuade in Saskatoon has them in stock already).

LS NPS packs


  1. Tzvi Vaknin says:


    First of all – allow me to say that you’re doing a great job!! I simply love your products, and your guitars are one of the finest guitars I’ve ever heard or played on.
    Second – Can you tell me if the new strings will be available for every gauge or is it going to be only for 0.45? I mean – Will there be a 0.40 sets available for 4 or 5 strings?

    Thanks a lot,
    Tzvi Vaknin,

  2. David says:

    Hi guys
    You have no idea how happy this makes me ! (It’s the little things in life eh) I can’t wait to try them. Can you ship to ireland and if so how much would it cost to send 4 packs of 5 string.



  3. Larry Posavad says:

    Sheldon, this is great news! I moved toward nickel strings years ago and it will be fantastic to put them on my ABI-5. I’ll be checking with Bass San Diego really soon.

  4. Francesco Camardo says:

    Long awaited and here at last, thank you Sheldon & Co. This is fantastic news!!

  5. sheldon says:

    Hi David,

    Our webstore will give you a freight quote for air mail. If that’s too spendy and you’ve got time to wait for surface we can quote on that. Just send me an email. Also Mark at Bass Direct will have some with his next order.

  6. sheldon says:

    Thank you Tzvi. We have no plans for lighter gauges. Were you thinking lighter on every string or just the smaller strings? If you just want to lighten up the top few strings you could add some D’Addario singles. The smaller gauges are pretty inexpensive.

  7. sheldon says:

    Hi Larry, great to hear from you. We shipped some to BSD yesterday. Chris and George run a great shop.


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