String ID help request

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by carl h., Feb 20, 2014.


  1. carl h.

    carl h.

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    I've got a bass with a broken G and I'd like to replace it with the same string but I have no idea what it is. The G has black on both ends.

    They are all black at the tuners. The E is a dark blue, the A is a dark green, the D is a darker red at the tailpiece.

    Anybody have an idea as to what these might be?

    Thanks for reading this.
  2. bassist1962

    bassist1962

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    Not sure about the other three, but the string ID comes up with the A string as a Corelli Rope Core-Nickel Bass A Medium
  3. carl h.

    carl h.

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    Thanks, at least I have something to look at now.
  4. eub_player

    eub_player

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    I may be wrong, but maybe they are noname strings made in China that come with some new instruments. (Christopher basses maybe?)
  5. carl h.

    carl h.

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    That's the conclusion I've come to as well. I'm thinking a red label may be the correct choice for this replacement.
  6. eub_player

    eub_player

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    Could also be a good timing to get a whole set of new strings. :)
  7. carl h.

    carl h.

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    If it were my own instrument I'd replace them all, but it is a school instrument. Limited budget and all that stuff says go affordable.
  8. DoubleMIDI

    DoubleMIDI

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    A used set of string from the Classified section might not cost an arm and a leg and if you find some Spiros, chances are good that they just have been played in and will still last for a very long time.

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