Fender Jazz Strings (Mex/USA)
Here's my current string dilemma:
I played a Fender Standard Jazz bass for 7 years. According to the Fender website, the Mexican Jazz comes strung with Super Bass 7250ML, NPS, (.045-.100 Gauges). That has always been my gauge of choice but I prefer a stainless steel string to nickel so I've been using the D'Addario ProSteels Regular Light Gauge (45-65-80-100).
I recently switched to an American Standard Jazz bass and decided to get some use out of the stock strings, even though I figured they were nickel. Now I have some big shows coming up and I want to put a fresh steel set on. I checked on the Fender website and it lists the stock string as Super Bass 8250M, NPS, (.045, .065, .085, .110TW Gauges). I'm wondering if anyone can confirm this because:
1. I just assumed the USA came strung with the same gauge as the Mex and didn't notice any difference in feel.
2. This is a really odd combination of gauges. Almost every company makes a 45-105 and a 50-110 set.
Unfortunately the bass is in NY right now and I'm in Philly until Tuesday. Anybody have any knowledge on the subject?