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black string silks

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by andyhutch7, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. andyhutch7


    Sep 10, 2005
    hi there, i would like some advice please. i recently bought a second hand fender jazz bass. the strings on it are the best i have ever used but i don't know what they are. they are round wound and have black silks. when i bought the guitar i am sure the guy said he used jazz slinkys but no one i know has ever heard of them

    can anyone help?
  2. the only sting i've used with black silks is fender strings. i can't remember what type it was but it was a nickelsteel.. and they were very good..

    erney ball usually label their strings slinkys, never heard of any jazz slinkys though..

    hope it helps
  3. andyhutch7


    Sep 10, 2005
    Thanks, i guess it is possible that they were the original fender strings. the bass is like new and can't have been used much. also a few freinds have mentioned that some nickel strings have black silk :hyper: s
  4. B-flat?


    May 16, 2004
    Portland, TX
    My Fender super bass 7250's have black silks, they are nickelplated steel roundwounds.
  5. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    La Bella Hard Rockin' Steels also have black silks and they're great strings IMO.