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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

    Nov 4, 2012
    Boston
    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

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Disclosures:
    Social Media Manager & Product Development for GHS Strings
    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.
     
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  4. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2012
    Boston
    Its a used bass...an 08. who makes super steel?

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

    Jon Moody Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Disclosures:
    Social Media Manager & Product Development for GHS Strings
    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.
     
  6. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2012
    Boston
    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

    Nov 4, 2012
    Boston
    they are also warmer but not deeper then boomers....and smoother then boomer in feel
     
  8. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Disclosures:
    Social Media Manager & Product Development for GHS Strings
    Without having the actual set in-hand, the best I can do - like everyone else here - is guess.
     
  9. Guygrooves

    Guygrooves

    Jan 3, 2012
    Albany NY
    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

    petergales

    Dec 29, 2009
    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

    pfox14

    Dec 22, 2013
    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

    Nov 4, 2012
    Boston
    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

    gravesbass Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Mesa Boogie-Spector Bass-Dunlop-EMG Pickups
    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

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    what they said.
     
  15. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2012
    Boston
    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

    Nov 4, 2012
    Boston

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

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2012
    Boston
    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

    mimaz Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2005
    Wheeling WV
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Crook Custom Guitars
    Dred-

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

    Enjoy the bass! :bassist:
     
  19. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Earth
    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

    TimB 619

    May 28, 2010
    Cape Cod, MA
    +1
     
  21. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2012
    Boston
    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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