The original gauge of the strings in a SquierJazz Bass VM ?

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What is the original gauge for the strings in a Squier VM JB ?

  1. 45/65/80/100

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  2. 45/65/85/105

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  3. other ???

    1 vote(s)
    6.3%
  1. MojoRizin

    MojoRizin

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    Hi everybody I have a Jazz Bass VM Squier in sunburst, and i want to know, whats is the original gauge ?

    Because on the Fender website I see ; 45/65/80/100
    But in the website of the shop where I bought my bass, i'ts indicated : 45/65/85/105

    So, where is the true ? it is possible that the store has changed the strings ?


    Probleme solved : my teacher jsut said me that the gauge is 45/105

    thx
     
  2. MojoRizin

    MojoRizin

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    No one knows there ? :(
     
  3. kurosawa

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  4. MojoRizin

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  6. SurferJoe46

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    45-65-85-105 on mine from Squire Indonesia.

    You cannot buy those Original "Fender 7250 NPS" strings in any store, site nor from Fender.

    Don't lose them since I think they are many times better than what you can find as available from any manufacturer anywhere. You won't be able to find them again!
     
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  8. MojoRizin

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    Lol, im very confused now, 45/105 or 45/100 ? :/
     
  9. Yorick

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    Mine came with D'Addario 45-105's
     
  10. kurosawa

    kurosawa Supporting Member

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    Why confused? Was yours a 70s model from France or something?
     
  11. landau roof

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    Seems as though there's some contradictory info, but I'll say that when I play my buddy's that still has its stock strings, feels to me like they're light gauge.
     
  12. MojoRizin

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    Yes, bought in France but crafted in Indonesia, yeah ?
     
  13. MojoRizin

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  14. conqr

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    why is this important...? just put whatever gauge/strings you want on it.
     
  15. SurferJoe46

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    Many people still believe this - but if you have the D'A strings side-by-side with the MII "7250" strings, you'd see they are not the same.

    Don't let the colored beads fool you. :D

    I checked this out very closely when I bought both of my MII basses, and even compared with a new set of actual Fender 7250 NPS strings in a Fender box, they weren't even close.

    As it is - and to the best of my current information - one still cannot buy the same OE MII strings from neither Fender nor a third party.

    If you want a set of them then you've gotta buy a new Squier VM. I'm not positive if they are also on the CVs or not.

    That's too bad since they are really good strings. GREAT strings, even!
     
  16. MojoRizin

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  17. bassgod0dmw

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    +1

    Most Fender's come with .45-.105 IIRC, so I'd think that Squire would as well.
     
  18. tbirdsp

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    Just to add some more confusion - I have the VM 70's Jazz and a CV 50's P. I replaced the strings on the Jazz with D'Addario XL Half-Rounds in .045-.065-.080-.100. They certainly seem to be the same gauge as the original strings.

    The CV 50's P I bought used, so I think it's from 2011. I'm sure when I looked at the specs early in 2012 it said .045-.100 for that bass too, but now it says .045-.105. I put D'Addario XL Chromes flat wounds on it and I wanted to go heavier so I used .050-.070-.085-.105. They definitely are thicker than the originals - even the E and A strings.

    :confused:
     
  19. MojoRizin

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    Just to add some more confusion - I have the VM 70's Jazz and a CV 50's P. I replaced the strings on the Jazz with D'Addario XL Half-Rounds in .045-.065-.080-.100. They certainly seem to be the same gauge as the original strings.



    I hope you're right goz' I've just bought D'Addarion strings with this gauge :D
     
  20. MojoRizin

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    Probleme solved : my teacher jsut said me that the gauge is 45/105

    thx
     

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