As musicians ourselves for 25+ years each we have always been searching for the perfect strings. Since starting Alpher Instruments 10 or so years ago this search has become even more important! We feel the right strings can really make an instrument feel and sound great!
These guitar and bass strings are expertly made to our specifications by Newtone Strings here in the UK.
They are made specifically to fit our tone / feel goals for Alpher and to work perfectly for the different scale lengths we offer on our instruments (but will work fine on other brands too).
All of the bass strings are based on a round core wire and are nickel plated for an easy playing feel and piano like tone with great lifespan.
Guitar strings are also nickel plated but are Hex core.
Short scale: to fit our 30 inch scale basses (Mini Mako, Manta etc) these measure 33 inches from ball end to the start of the taper at the headstock.
Standard long scale 4 and 5 string: to suite our 34 and 35 inch scale basses. these measure 37 inches from ball end to the start of the taper at the headstock.
Guitar: suits all scales
For most reliable and consistent results please do not cut a round core wire string unless it has been bent to 90 degrees first!