Fender flats with green silk

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Dec 10, 2012.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Top of the Morning TBers,

    Does anyone recall around which years Fender was using green silks on their flat wound strings? I recall the strings had a packaging with a rainbow like color scheme. Many thanks :)
  2. Morning Beer

    Morning Beer

    Oct 2, 2009
    I just put a new set on a month ago. Have green silks.
  3. yes i put on new fender flats yesterday they have green silk
    green packaging as welll
  4. Still got some fender flats on from about a year ago, still green silks now as well.

    Great strings btw

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Thanks guys :)
  6. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    Aren't old ones like a real blue / aqua blue?
  7. tjh


    Mar 22, 2006
  8. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    The new ones.
    I have a set of them, yes green silks, and yes to the rainbow colored ball-ends along with the color coding on the package.
  9. The old Fender flats were more of a teal green....the new ones are a bright green....I like the new ones but I think I like the old ones better.
  10. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Carlsbad, NM
    The switch to the bright green and the colored ball ends happened when Fender started having their strings made by D'Addario.
  11. MarkusBass


    Feb 24, 2008
    California Coast
    Graphic Designer: Lakland
    I have a couple sets of old Fender 9050SLs and they have green silk on the ball end, and no silk on the tuner end.
  12. bodmin


    Apr 1, 2012
    Just put a set on my American deluxe Jazz. 1st time i've used Fender flats, and so far I like 'em :bassist: Oh, and they do have the green silk.
  13. You are correct the older ones had no silk on the tuner end....however the really old Fender flats (950's) had them on both ends and had teal colored silk....I've played those and really like their tone....hard to find now....I think they stopped making them in the 1980's.
  14. MarkusBass


    Feb 24, 2008
    California Coast
    Graphic Designer: Lakland
    Ah...gotcha! Yeah...like the newer old ones too!
  15. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Both Fender and D'addario deny that D'addario makes Fender strings. Of course, that means they do ;)
  16. ddawson2012


    Aug 30, 2011
    Farmingdale, NY
    D'Addario Marketing Specialist; Don Dawson
  17. Deaky


    Oct 24, 2006
    Does daddario make strings for Fender?
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