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does anyone know where i can get different coloured strings in london?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by xaero187, Oct 21, 2002.


  1. xaero187

    xaero187

    Sep 2, 2002
    i want some different colour strings for my bass, rather than the same old steel coloured ones, please help! i got a black 5 string, and i want new strings! please help, i live in london, does anyone know where i can get coloured strings from in london?
     
  2. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    last time this topic came up (and i can't believe it's now come up twice) we decided that aside from black nylon-wound strings, those bluish strings that come on ibanez BTB's (elixers?) and normal strings, that's about as much color as anyone can get, period.


    who knows....maybe there IS a market for this kind of stuff after all? :confused:
     
  3. xaero187

    xaero187

    Sep 2, 2002
    i don't care what colour they are, just aslong as they aren't the normal silvery colour! i just wanna know where i can get some from, maybe black hmm.....:D it'll look evil on my black yamaha, ESP if i get a black bridge (if possible)
     
  4. BassAxe

    BassAxe

    Jul 22, 2002
    Culpeper, VA
    Hmmm... That would be cool, to see red or yellow anodized strings on a black bass.

    Other color combos wouldwork, too.
     
  5. xaero187

    xaero187

    Sep 2, 2002
    where can i get some?
     
  6. flacko

    flacko

    Dec 6, 2001
    Surrey , UK
  7. CS

    CS

    Dec 11, 1999
    UK
    Black strings are made of nylon and you won't get a lot of attack except from your bandmates for sounding so dull.
     
  8. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    While an excellent shop - they don't hold many strings and certainly not any coloured ones!! :rolleyes:

    How about painting them with emulsion paint - presumably you don't care what they sound like as long as they look "cool"!! ;)

    Or get some of those spray cans from car accessory shops - loads of nice metallic colours!!
     
  9. moley

    moley

    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    LOL, actually, I wonder what effect spray-painting them would have on the sound...
     
  10. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    they'd sound like crap, i'd imagine.


    i'd say your best bet is tracking down those elixers they use on BTB's. they're kinda weird feeling, but they're a blueish color which is pretty neat.