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'65 Silvertone Bass Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jtc_hunter, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. jtc_hunter


    Feb 16, 2007
    Has anyone put strings on one of these basses? '65 Silvertone. Which strings?
  2. 62bass


    Apr 3, 2005
    Which model Silvertone? What's the scale length? Got a picture? Some of them were made by the original Danelectro company.
  3. envika


    Nov 27, 2007
    Bronx, NY
    Well, I own a '65 silvertone, but i try to keep it stringless, it's part of my signature tone

  4. jtc_hunter


    Feb 16, 2007
    The top string is a standard ball end. The bottom one is the type I need to re-string this old vintage bass. It isnt a gigging bass, just a nostalgic part of the past that I would like to play at home once in a while. The bridge notches are very small and a standard size ball end will not hold .

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  5. jtc_hunter


    Feb 16, 2007
  6. 62bass


    Apr 3, 2005
  7. Michael Eisenman

    Michael Eisenman Supporting Member

    Jun 21, 2006
    Eugene, Oregon
    I was snooping around on the juststrings.com site, and I came across these: http://www.juststrings.com/lab-760fd.html

    According to the blurb at the bottom of the page, La Bella made the strings for Danelectro and Sears Silvertone in the 60's.

    Good luck.
  8. 62bass


    Apr 3, 2005
    That could well be. There weren't many companies making strings for bass back then. And the Danelectro came with roundwound strings back then.

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