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D'Addario Slowound SW5000?

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

  1. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    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 Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    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.

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