D'Addario Slowound SW5000?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Slater, Oct 15, 2001.

  1. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Does anyone have any experience with the Slowound 5000 model # strings? D'Addario has the 2000, 3000,and 4000's on their website, but no 5000's. I really haven't been able to determine what the X000 numbers indicate :confused:. I'm just trying to find out what the difference might be.

    Thanks in advance for any informative replies :) .

    (BTW, I would ask for this info. from D'Addario, but the only way I could see to contact them was on their message board, and I'm trying not to become a member of every forum on the net.)
  2. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    The difference between the different X000 numberings is the gauges of the strings - 1000 is 40-50-75-95, 2000 is 45-65-80-100, 3000 is 45-65-85-105 and 4000 is 50-70-85-105... following this logic, if there is such a thing as a SW5000 set, it would be, what, 50-70-90-110?
  3. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I never knew they existed.
  4. Slater

    Slater Bye Millen! Hello?

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    At musiciansfriend.com, where you can enlarge the pic of the package, on a 5-string set of SW5000's (which is what I was thinking of buying), I can clearly read that the string gauges are 45-65-80-100-130. So, I'm still a little :confused:. Also, sheetmusicplus.com carries the SW5000's as well as SW7000's.

    I really want a 5-string set with 45-65-85-105-130 gauge strings, so it looks like SW3000's for me anyway:) .

    I'm still curious about the X000 numberings higher than 4000...
  5. I think I'm correct in saying that the 5000 is an old designation that has been changed to 2000/5.
    BTW, they're great strings.