½ Size String Choices A Special "Buyer's Guide" from Bob and Mark So, you've got a 1/2 size bass, and you need some new strings? Rather than make you dig. Helicore Orchestral Bass String Set, 3/4 Scale, Medium Tension. Helicore Orchestral bass strings are multi-stranded steel core strings that produce a warm tone. He came from a musical family;his brother Monk played the string bass and electric bass. to Verve…