How a Set of Guitar Strings Changed Rock 'n' Roll

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Duuuuuuuuuude, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. Duuuuuuuuuude


    Nov 30, 2005
  2. P. Aaron

    P. Aaron Supporting Member



    I happen to like nickel strings though. The DR Low Riders and Sunbeams are my favs.
  3. MontzterMash


    Dec 6, 2010
  4. Hapa


    Apr 21, 2011
    Tustin, CA
    Cool share, thanks.

    Kinda weak that he didn't mention that it was Rotosound that developed the round wound first and was the OEM to Danelectro.
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  6. GK Growl

    GK Growl

    Dec 31, 2011
    The story as I understand it is that D'Addario did in fact create the strings that were stock on those Danelectros. That said, My Generation was recorded with Labella flatwounds on a jazz bass.
  7. esa372

    esa372 Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Many years ago, I had the chance to talk with Entwistle. He told me that he bought multiple Danelectro basses because the strings would break easily, and there was nowhere to buy replacement strings... so he had to buy replacement basses.

    ...and that jibes with Wikipedia's take on it, as well: