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Bass Centre winds Peter Hook his own set of Elites signature strings

Peter Hook's signature Elites are relatively heavy gauge and run 0.060, 0.065, 0.085, 0.105. (Image credit: Bass Centre)

As any New Order fan would tell you, Peter Hook has been using Bass Centre Elites for over 25 years, so it’s high time he got his own custom-wound set. 

The Elites Peter Hook Custom set are stainless steel, roundwound with guage mix running: (0.060, 0.065, 0.085, 0.105). They might not let you play like him but Elites  always make for a great set of bass strings and that at least is one part of Hooky's tonal jigsaw. 

The Peter Hook Custom set can be ordered direct from Bass Centre (opens in new tab), where they are currently retailing at £19.95. Shipping across the European Union is free and the strings also come with a free microfibre polishing cloth. Who says there aren't bargains still to be had in this world?

Hooky is currently fronting Peter Hook & the Light and is on tour soon. The band have a few UK festival dates left in the summer, playing Cotton Clouds Festival (opens in new tab) in Oldham on 16 August, with Beautiful Days Festival (opens in new tab), Devon, the following day and on 25 August they return to play Watchet Festival, Somerset (opens in new tab)

Peter Hook & the Light will then play a full UK/ROI tour in September, with a set of Joy Division tracks and a selection from New Order’s Technique and Republic. 

See here (opens in new tab) for all Peter Hook & the Light dates.

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars and guitar culture since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitar World. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.

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