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Best gold plated strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by FinlessPorpoise, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. FinlessPorpoise


    Dec 11, 2010
    Hi everyone! I finally have the Internet again so I'm having great fun catching up on everything here!
    I've been wanting to put gold strings on my 4004cii for ages, but I want them to be round wounds and great sounding, and hopefully the kind that will last a while.
    I have no idea what's on there at the moment, probably just Ernie balls or something similar.
    Can anyone reccomend some and let me know where I can get them (Internet would be best as I don't think many stores here would stock them).
    Do you think that they are worth the extra cost?
    Thanks so much.
  2. ghostrider


    Jun 12, 2010
    No they're definitely not worth it.
  3. bassyogi


    Jul 23, 2012
    Sardis Ohio
    Aurora has gold colored strings. I think their site is stringsbyaurora.com. Around $36 I think
  4. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    For electric...

    D'Addario has EXP Reds which are copper plated steel and EXP coated.
  5. darkstorm


    Oct 13, 2009
    Only known of one company to even try gold plated strings. Dont remember their name. They bombed. Too expenswive and nothing to write home about tone wise. Gold is a very soft metal.
  6. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    (gold is also not magnetic)...
  7. FunkMetalBass


    Aug 5, 2005
    Phoenix, Arizona 85029
    Endorsing Artist: J.C. Basses
    Dean Markley made a set of gold stainless rounds called Alchemy. I don't think they're still in production, but I believe I have an unopened 4-string set of them if you're interested.

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