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D'addario Chromes covered in silver paint?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by justinbass, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. I just bought a pack of 5 string .132-.045 D'Addario Chromes, and I had to spend 10 minutes wiping what looked like silver paint off of them before I could string up my bass.

    My hands and 6 sheets of paper towel are now covered. Is this normal. Seems like an odd treatment.
  2. Update. I just got off of the phone with D'Addario. It sounds like this set is still covered in polish, and I am returning them for a new set.
  3. kevinmoore73

    kevinmoore73 Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    I've been through a couple sets of Chromes now and neither set were covered in anything.
  4. saxofunk


    Jul 25, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    Plug and Play, baby.

    glad D'addario took care of you. :bassist::bassist::bassist:
  5. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH

    i've used tons of chromes and never had a problem. they do sound like magic though, enjoy the mellow goodness:)
  6. rockstar744


    Feb 15, 2007
    Portland OR
    I've had this happen too, but never really bad. A quick wipe was all I needed, though I always wondered if it was supposed to be that way. Hasn't discolored my maple fretboard at all, that's all I care about!
  7. Thanks for the replies.

    I thought it was odd.

    the return is in the works.

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