String identification on my Hofner bass
Got a new (used) Hofner 500/1 bass and was wondering if anyone can help identify the strings on it. The yarns at the headstock are bright red, the e looks maybe a bit orangey. Can't tell for sure but looks like no yarn at the bridge. They are also a bit short, the yarn is covering the 0 fret on the e d and g strings. Very smooth flat wounds. Tension seems extremely light (my first Hofner though so don't have a comparison). Would like a little more tension.
|jazzcat_13 ||09-17-2013 11:55 PM |
Sounds like you have Rotosound 77 jazz bass monel flats. I use them and they match your description.
|jasper383 ||09-18-2013 07:12 AM |
Yes, probably Rotos.
They might be the really light La Bellas; they have watermelon red colored silks.
|nshuman ||09-18-2013 07:21 AM |
Rotos should have light blue yarn. Also should not be TIs because their short strings are longer (they are closer in length to medium scale strings).
Thanks guys! Here's a pic of thte silks if that helps.
|Pimpernel Smith ||09-19-2013 03:56 PM |
Thomastik-Infeld uses red silks on the Jazz flatwound strings. They are extremely smooth, with light tension. But they are primary red in colour.
Yeah, I have a set of thomastiks on my jazz bass and they are definitely redder, kind of a scarlet. These are a little more orange. Maybe they are the light labellas.
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