ball end colors by manufacturer?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by murph7489, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. I have no idea what strings are on my bass. Is there a way to tell by the color of the ball ends..I know swing bass has the red thread so thats out..the ones on mine are all gold ( Brass)...
  2. Axstar

    Axstar Inactive

    Jul 8, 2016
    GHS maybe?

    Any coloured silks up at the tuners as well?
  3. nope
  4. No silk with brass ball ends = too generic for positive ID.

    A couple of things you can do...
    • Measure the length on the E string from the ball end to where the taper starts at the tuner end. It's called "winding length", which can vary according to the manufacturer.
    • Take a magnifying glass to the ball end to see if they're hex core or round core.
  5. lol or buy new strings then I know exactly what I have..which is the obvious choice...I wish I knew tho because they are pretty good strings and Ive had them on for about 1 1/2 years (gasp) and they still sound good..