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Flats with black silk - what are they?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by basss, Oct 1, 2008.


  1. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    NY
    I'm trying to ID a set of strings that came with a used bass I bought. They are flats with black thread on each end. Anyone know what they are?
     
  2. Labella has black silk at the headstock end I know for sure. Dont know if they have them at the base where the strings sit at the bridge though.
     
  3. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    NY
    my mistake- these are bare at the bridge end. Sounds like they are la bellas - thanks.
     
  4. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    Lakland Joe Osborn flats, GHS Precision Flats, the stock strings on the original Music Man StingRay (they switched to GHS Brite Flats around 1979) and the flats G&L sold under their name in 1982 all have black silk on really good flatwound strings. They're all GHS Precision flats.

    jte
     
  5. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    NY
    Hmmmm
    then these are GHS's?
     
  6. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
  7. X Wolf

    X Wolf Guest

    La Bella 760FS's have black silk at the tuner end.

    George
     
  8. GHS Flats have violet purple silk ends.
     
  9. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    NY
    I doubt they are JO's so I'm assuming these a prolly La Bellas.
     
  10. no1likesme

    no1likesme

    Dec 26, 2006
    Shepherd, MI
    x2
     
  11. Mrdak

    Mrdak uber bass geek baby!

    Feb 1, 2006
    Middle GA
    Joe Osborn flats have black silks. All of the Labella 760 flats that I've used had either red on med gauge sets or orange silks on the light gauge.
     
  12. jeff62

    jeff62 Supporting Member

    Oct 24, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    Labella 760FS's have black silk. I've recently re-strung two basses with these and they rock!
     

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