Strings on a 2001 Sadowsky?

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  1. muncie

    muncie

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    Hi gang,
    If anyone here knows the answer would you be so kind to educate me as to what type of strings (rounds) would have come stock on a 2001 NYC Sadowsky STD? All I know is the silk is silver blue-ish.
    Thanks everybody.
    Peas and happy new year!
    Chuck
  2. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

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    You should email Sadowsky's shop. If anyone knows, it would be them.

    I believe La Bella makes the Sadowsky strings now.
  3. Got2SadowskyNYC

    Got2SadowskyNYC

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    They are more than likely Sadowsky Blues. The basses come with blues unless you ask for something different.

    The guages are 45 65 85 105 and 130 tapered on the "B" string.

    You can go on the Sadowsky site for info on the Blues and Blacks but they are both stainless steel.

    I prefer D'Addario Prosteels which are more like the Blacks.
  4. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    I'm pretty sure Sadowsky Blues didn't exist in 2001...
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  6. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I think the Sadowsky strings didn't come out until 5 or so years ago.
  7. 20db pad

    20db pad

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    Sadowsky branded bass strings have been around since the early 90's, at least.
  8. Got2SadowskyNYC

    Got2SadowskyNYC

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    Just because they didn't exist in name 5 years ago doesn't mean they didn't under another name.

    I'm willing to bet that if he got some Blues they'd be pretty damn close, assuming both sets are new.

    Roger makes changes over time but not drastic changes. Other than pickup style and location, my '03 or so 24 fret and my brand new Vintage 5 are almost identical. There are some minor differences, thicker peg head, VTC, string tree. Other than these they're the same bass with a different tone.
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    They have nickel and steel in both blue and black.
    http://www.bassstringsonline.com/Sadowsky-Strings_c_219.html

    I've never used any of the blacks, do they have black silks? I read somewhere they were actually silverish like the OP was asking about.
  10. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya Supporting Member

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    The blacks I had, had black silk.
  11. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Black label Flats are silverish.

    I don't remember black label rounds, I will look tomorrow :(
  12. TXLawDawg

    TXLawDawg Put some stank on it... Supporting Member

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    Black label rounds have silver silk.
  13. madbassplaya

    madbassplaya Supporting Member

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    I guess I didn't have black labels then. I was told they were... :meh:
  14. TXLawDawg

    TXLawDawg Put some stank on it... Supporting Member

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    Maybe they previously had black silks at some point? Not 100% sure on that but I do know they're currently silver.

    The Blue Labels weren't released until around 2007 so a 2001 NYC bass definitely didn't come with them stock.
  15. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

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    How could a 12 year old bass possibly have original strings on I hat you'd like the sound of enough to ask this? I find this thread very confusing.
  16. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    I don't know the models but can it be a new model with a 2001 name?

    Like a Fender 1962 P bass is actually brand new... I get so excited in for sale threads only to find they are reissues :-(
  17. muncie

    muncie

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    i bought it used recently and it was in virtually untouched condition. the seller said that they were the original strings '01 and they didn't sound bad at all.
    i figured i'd try to see what they were (then) if i want to replace them with the same.
    thanks
    peas everybody!
  18. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

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    Blue labels have only been out about 4 years or so. Before that only the black labels were available. They never had blue silks on them My guess is they aren't the strings that were originally shipped on the bass when new

    Rob
  19. cybersnyder

    cybersnyder Always groove.... Gold Supporting Member

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    Thinking the same thing.

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