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Fender flats with green silk

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Dec 10, 2012.


  1. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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    Does anyone recall around which years Fender was using green silks on their flat wound strings? I recall the strings had a packaging with a rainbow like color scheme. Many thanks :)
     
  2. Morning Beer

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    I just put a new set on a month ago. Have green silks.
     
  3. backup

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    yes i put on new fender flats yesterday they have green silk
    green packaging as welll
     
  4. josiah goldfish

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    Still got some fender flats on from about a year ago, still green silks now as well.

    Great strings btw
     
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  6. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL A Hard Rockin Lover of GREENBURST Supporting Member

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  7. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Aren't old ones like a real blue / aqua blue?
     
  8. tjh

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  9. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

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    The new ones.
    I have a set of them, yes green silks, and yes to the rainbow colored ball-ends along with the color coding on the package.
     
  10. shrimpflea

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    The old Fender flats were more of a teal green....the new ones are a bright green....I like the new ones but I think I like the old ones better.
     
  11. bertbassplayer

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    The switch to the bright green and the colored ball ends happened when Fender started having their strings made by D'Addario.
     
  12. MarkusBass

    MarkusBass Markus Orange loves you. Supporting Member

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    I have a couple sets of old Fender 9050SLs and they have green silk on the ball end, and no silk on the tuner end.
     
  13. bodmin

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    Just put a set on my American deluxe Jazz. 1st time i've used Fender flats, and so far I like 'em :bassist: Oh, and they do have the green silk.
     
  14. shrimpflea

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    You are correct the older ones had no silk on the tuner end....however the really old Fender flats (950's) had them on both ends and had teal colored silk....I've played those and really like their tone....hard to find now....I think they stopped making them in the 1980's.
     
  15. MarkusBass

    MarkusBass Markus Orange loves you. Supporting Member

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    Ah...gotcha! Yeah...like the newer old ones too!
     
  16. JimmyM

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    Both Fender and D'addario deny that D'addario makes Fender strings. Of course, that means they do ;)
     
  17. ddawson2012

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  18. Deaky

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    Does daddario make strings for Fender?
     

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