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Another identify the string thread

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by mindgrinder, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. mindgrinder


    Dec 13, 2009
    Lesage, WV
    These strings were on a five string I purchased used. I removed them and put flats on that bass. I installed the BEAD strings tuned DGCF on an Ibanez SRX 500 and like the sound, which is rare for me when it comes to rounds. just wondering if anybody had any idea of who may have made these strings.
    They have very light (almost silvery) blue silk with copperish colored brown stripes. The B has no silk on the tuner end but matching silk on the ball end.

  2. GK Growl

    GK Growl

    Dec 31, 2011
    Those look like Dean Markley Blue Steel with some brownish discoloration on the silks! Are the ball ends black? If so, they are most likely Blue Steel.
  3. mindgrinder


    Dec 13, 2009
    Lesage, WV
    The ball ends are gold on these.


  4. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Ya, not stripes but discoloration. Well whatever they are, they're certainly pretty old ;)
  5. FourBanger


    Sep 2, 2012
    SE Como
    Looks awfully regular to be discoloration. I say stripes.
  6. RJHall


    Dec 25, 2012
    New York City
  7. Dean Markely Blue steels don't have silk at the ball ends and the silk is almost white with the slightest hint of grey IMG-20130218-00407.
    The blue steels B string has silk at the tuner end also.

    The silks on those look slightly darker, like the color of GHS super steels, But I think they have silver ball ends.