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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by basmicke, Dec 25, 2016.
Experience, good or bad or ? of these strings.
They're good strings. Nothing wrong with them.
Are they similar to D'Addario pro steels?
Well, that's something only you can determine. IMO, they do feel similar and they sound great.
Ok. I just thought so since I've heard that D'Addario nowadays makes the Fender strings. Its been a very long time since I tried the D'Addario super steels and I've never tried anything from Fender except the NPS's that comes with most of their instrumemts. For the most part I favour stainless steel before nickel as far as sound goes. Don't exactly know why but steel seems to give a more robust, lasting tone to my ears while nickel sounds ok at home but too weak in a real gig situation.
All IMHO of course and I still haven't tried all brands.
D'Addario SS and Fender SS does seem a bit unusual but I've never heard anyone saying something bad about them.
I didn't know D'Addario made them. I suspect they are made to Fender specs though. I tried my first set of Fender strings a little while back and they're great.
I think it's a myth that just won't die that D'Addario make Fender strings. They may have done so at one time, but I don't think they do now
Based on what I've read, it seems as though this is more than just a "myth that just won't die".
@Linnin is an expert on this. Maybe he can provide some insight.
It's not a myth. D'Addario is the contract winder for Fender. Neither party can corroborate the fact due to contract nondisclosure clauses. We know this because every string winder in the USA tried to get the very lucrative Fender contract, so they all know D'Addario snagged it, and it's no secret.
There's a video I posted that has the senior Mr. D'Addario boasting that they manufacture half the strings on Earth. 700,000 strings per 24 hr 3 shift day 24/7. Not only that, but D'Addario's engineers design and build their own winding machines that they also produce and sell their competitors.
They are D'addario, I have this on good authority.
Interesting. I have doubted it because so many baulk at the suggestion D make Fender flats. It's cool if it's true.
I've used both the D'A Chromes and the Fender 9050 flats and I can attest to the undeniable "family resemblance", though they're not identical twins by any means.
Yes. From what I understand, Chromes and Fender flats are wound in opposite directions and the ribbons differ. I recently played a set of Fender flats and really liked them.
I'm not sure about them being wound in opposite directions, although that's something @iiipopes has always insisted on in the past. (See photo below...)
The stainless steel ribbon wire on the Chromes look slightly lighter with a bluish tint, which I assume is due to a higher chromium content (hence the nickname "Chromes"). Silk at both end (blue vs. green) with the same winding length (37.1"). They both have colored ball ends, except the D is black on the D'A and silver/chrome on the Fender.