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Anybody wants to confirm or complete this table of string types?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by uOpt, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. uOpt

    uOpt Supporting Member

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    Trying to make a table of the basic construction of popular string sets.

    Code:
    "nps" = nickel plated steel
    "ss" = stainless steel
                    core    wind
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    DM sr2000       ?       ss      3 taper
    D'Add xl nickel hex     nps
    Roto swing      hex
    GHS boomers     hex?    nps
    dr low rider    hex     nps
    dr high beam    round   ss
    fender 8250     round   nps     1 taper
    EB slinky       round
    
    Some conflicting information out there.
  2. elgecko

    elgecko

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    They make Lo Riders in nickel AND stainless.
  3. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Slinky are hex cores that are plated in tin
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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  5. uOpt

    uOpt Supporting Member

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    No, the question marks in my table aren't answered there.
  6. GK Growl

    GK Growl

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    DM SR2000 - Hex core.
    GHS Boomers - Hex core.
    DR Lo Riders - Hex core. There are nickelplated and stainless versions.
    Rotosound Swing Bass - Hex core. There are nickelplated and stainless versions.
    Ernie Ball Slinky - Hex core. There are nickelplated and stainless versions and of course, the new Ernie Ball Cobalt which are...cobalt.

    Most manufacturers that use a round core will be very proud to tell you that in their product descriptions because it is unique. Hex core is the industry standard.
  7. uOpt

    uOpt Supporting Member

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    So the only round cores are the Fenders 8250 and the DR high beams, the latter only being available in nickel plated steel?

    I am surprised. To me the Fenders sound very good. But they are available only in one gauge.
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    Yes, most strings are hex core.

    DR HiBeams, FatBeams, are round core stainless stee.
    DR LoRiders are hex core stainless steel.
    DR Sunbeams are round core nickels.
    All DR colored/coated strings are round core as well.
  9. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Fodera strings are also all Round Core.

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