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Fender Sting bass strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by wattsman, Mar 29, 2014.


  1. wattsman

    wattsman

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    Hi guys,
    I just got a sting signature and tried to install chromes, but they are too short. The blue nylon ends up sitting int he nut. Im using long scale 45-100.

    is anyone using chromes in this model? Anyone using any other flat wounds?

    Thanks
     
  2. Bassology

    Bassology

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    Unfortunately, long scale D'addario strings are not designed for body through nor 35" bass. You will need super long scale. For the same price range, I would recommend Fender 9050's, they age well, I have had the same set of strings on and off my P bass for the last 10 years.
     
  3. bluesdogblues

    bluesdogblues

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    When I had this Sting P Bass signature, I experienced just the same as you, OP, instead I was using LaBella Jamerson... Nylon sting wrapper were sit on the nut...but for years, Nothing bad happen to me/my bass. No problem except visual.
     
  4. wattsman

    wattsman

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    Has any one tried rotosound?
     
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  6. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    You need extra long Strings... At least a 38" winding.
     
  7. fjadams

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  8. SteveV74

    SteveV74

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    Sting ( like myself ) is a DR player, pretty sure he uses Hi-beams or Lo-riders, try one of those,.....Ive tried MANY different strings over the years...both of my favorite bassists,Sting and Peter Steele played DRs so I tried them and NEVER looked back, they make a string for every bass
    And yes I know Sting and Peter Steele are on either side of the spectrum,lol
     
  9. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

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    Sting uses DR Sunbeams based on interviews and old DR ads. I've had Sunbeams, Lakland stainless (made by GHS, probably the same as their Super Steels), a set of TI flats, and for about nine years, a set of GHS Precision Flats. I think I may have had to shave some silk on the TIs to get them to sit in the nut properly.

    More recently D'Addario apparently changed their standard long-scale winding so they will fit through-body instruments. But what you get from a store depends on how long the strings have been in the supply chain.

    John
     
  10. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Can anyone recommend a replacement for the Sting two saddle bridge?
     
  11. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

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    http://www.guitarpartsresource.com/images/large/005-8396-000.jpg

    .. I changed to one like this on one of the Sting's I had, I think it came off of a post '02 American Series Jazz ... memory is not what it should be though .. ;)

    .. the bridge is the pic is from an American Deluxe bass, about $40 at Bass Parts Resource, but if top loading and individual saddles for better intonation is your concern, and you don't want to go to a 'high mass' (me either) anything post '02 AmSeries will work ... 3 hole screw mount should fit
     
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  12. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Very cool thanks and I'm starting to notice every part of my body ain't what it used to be :)
     

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