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Please help ID a string on a new bass....

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Dredmahawkus, Jan 13, 2014.


  1. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

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    I have tried almost every string out there and I have no idea what these are! the only grey silks I know are on Sadowskys and they are lighter grey....it also has kind of a exposed core E string. they are roundwound....
    Anyone have any idea what these are???

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  2. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Supporting Member

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    Is this a new from the store bass, or new to you bass?

    If it's the latter, it could be our Super Steels with a Contact Core E String. Both sets have silver/grey silks.
     
  3. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

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    Its a used bass...an 08. who makes super steel?

    It might be thicker then .105 too...it seems super thick like a .110
     
  4. Jon Moody

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    We (GHS) make Super Steels.

    If it is a Contact Core Super Steel, it's more than likely a .105, given where the silk is sitting on the tuning peg.
     
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  6. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

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    I dont think they are stainless...they are very warm with no finger noise at all....and it cant be a .105 it has to be .115! here is a pic of the other end E string

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  7. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

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    they are also warmer but not deeper then boomers....and smoother then boomer in feel
     
  8. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Supporting Member

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    Without having the actual set in-hand, the best I can do - like everyone else here - is guess.
     
  9. Guygrooves

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    Hey Dred~
    Im pretty dang sure those are stock Fender strings my man.
    Ive had several of those silver wrapped sets on Fender basses over the years and theyre great. Nice punch-great feel...
    probabnly 45-105's..Nickels..Not sure if the Fender sets over the counter have the Silver wraps but check into it..=)
    Best of luck!
     
  10. petergales

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    I agree - stock Fenders. My USA Fender Jazz (the one with the S1 switch) had strings that looked exactly like these when I bought it new from the shop. They were 45 - 110 nickels and that 110 E string had loads of bottom end on it. Unfortunately I lost confidence in them when the taper core unwound itself on a gig! It was the only time I'd ever 'broken' a string in over 20 years of playing bass.
     
  11. pfox14

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    Does it really matter that much? Just get a new set in the same gauge. Wouldn't that simplify things?
     
  12. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

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    they are fat....but I have the action so low its not really bothering me...I was going to put a set of .100 on it...but I dont want to touch it...and they do sound pretty dam good too...like Guy said punchy warm...and smooth.
    the guy told me they were Fender strings...but the 3 fenders I bougnt new in the last couple years had no silks at all...this is an older bass 08 american jazz. my new beater!
    The action is insane I only turn the truss rod an 8th of a turn touch the saddles a hair and its as nice of action as my selects! only problem is smells like it was in a electrical fire!

    Does fender still make these strings? are they nickel wraped steel? like I said anytime I bought a new bass in the last couple years from fender they have had no silks. the ones on here now are brand new.
     
  13. gravesbass

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    Looks like older stock Fender strings (discontinued for newer vendor). The E string could actually be a .110 taper core. Is so, those older Fender strings were great and longer lasting.
     
  14. dedpool1052

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    what they said.
     
  15. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

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    I have about 20 sets of .105 and .100 gauge...these are at least .110...and I can set the bass up no problem its not that...the nut might be filed too fat for smaller gauge and I really dont feel like super gluing a new nut one...and I kinda like these strings...I want a back up.

    I can see the E coming unraveled! it looks strange exposed like that.
     
  16. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

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    I think they are...can I get a back up anywhere? I kinda really like them!
     
  17. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

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    check out these old Fenders I have...they are .095 but you think they are when they looked like this?

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  18. mimaz

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    Dred-

    The strings on that one are Fender 8250M .045-.110tw (tapered), nickel plated steel round wound.

    Enjoy the bass! :bassist:
     
  19. Root 5

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    7150s are great strings! I love 'em!

    The older version had yellow/gold silk at tuners; new version is unsilked.

    I too think the strings in the OP are Fender.
     
  20. TimB 619

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    +1
     
  21. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

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    I am still looking for a a couple replacement sets of the old Fender 8250s with the grey silks like these! If anyone has an extra set or 2 please sell them to me!!! I love these strings! they are so perfect on this bass! like a perfect marriage between bass and string! good thing Fender started using d'addarios now these strings without the silks are crap!
     

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