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Frank Bello's bass strings (help)

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Corvo Kenway, Aug 15, 2017.


  1. Corvo Kenway

    Corvo Kenway

    Aug 15, 2017
    Hello everyone, I'm new in the forum.
    I have a question for you all, I hope you can help me.
    Recently I bought an LTD FB-4 Frank Bello bass, and before I bought this bass I've been having problems with strings because my sweat is really corrosive, but I've been using this bass like all day and they keep sounding like new, I bought it like a month ago and I really want to know what kind of strings are on this bass, I really haven't found any information about it and ESP doesn't have this model in their page anymore. So if anybody knows what strings are on this bass please tell me. :):bassist:
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  2. Catbuster

    Catbuster Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    Louisville, KY.
    Probably D'Addario nickelwound strings. That's what D'Addario says Frankie B uses, and they're cheap and plentiful, so I wouldn't be surprised if that's what they're shipped with.
     
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  3. Corvo Kenway

    Corvo Kenway

    Aug 15, 2017
    I don't think so, cause I bought once D'Addario Nickels and they lasted my like 3 days.
    But anyway, thanks for helping :)
     
  4. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Digital Brand Development and Product Development at GHS Strings
    Did you buy it new, or used? If it's the former, you could always contact ESP and find out what they were using. If it's the latter, there's no way to ever know.
     
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  5. Corvo Kenway

    Corvo Kenway

    Aug 15, 2017
    It is new, but I don't know how to get contact with ESP so I can ask them
     
  6. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Digital Brand Development and Product Development at GHS Strings
    The ESP Guitar Company
     
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  7. GK Growl

    GK Growl Banned

    Dec 31, 2011
    ©2017 The ESP Guitar Company, 10913 Vanowen Street, North Hollywood, CA 91605 USA - PH: (800) 423-8388 - INTL: (818) 766-2097 - FAX: (818) 506-1378

    The ESP Guitar Company
     
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  8. Corvo Kenway

    Corvo Kenway

    Aug 15, 2017
    Thanks a lot :)
     
  9. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
    From ESP's Website:
    What gauge and type of strings are on my guitar or bass?
    We are proud to say that all ESP & LTD models now come strung with D'Addario strings from our factory, and our ESP USA line is equipped with the D'Addario NYXL series of strings.
     
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  10. You look like you bought an older FB-4, I'm almost betting that it came with Cleartone strings which are coated.

    They must have switched from Cleartone to D'Addario sometime in the last year or two.
     
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  11. Corvo Kenway

    Corvo Kenway

    Aug 15, 2017
    They used cleartones?
    I know my model is around 2012 - 2013
     
  12. Oh yeah they did, if you look at their 2013 catalogue at the bottom of the page it has an advertisement for cleartone strings.

    I own a LTD B-208 from 2014, it came with cleartones as well, best 8 string set i've owned as it last me quite a while.
     
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  13. Corvo Kenway

    Corvo Kenway

    Aug 15, 2017
    Yeah, just looked at the catalog and there's a cleartone advertisement there 7e21YX7.
     
  14. Davey28

    Davey28 Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    Gaylord, Mi.
    Hi,

    I bought the same bass a couple of years ago and it came with an SIT Strings hangtag
     
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  15. Corvo Kenway

    Corvo Kenway

    Aug 15, 2017
    Can you tell what year that was, please? :)
     
  16. Davey28

    Davey28 Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    Gaylord, Mi.
    Got it from Musicians Friend in May of 2014
     
  17. Davey28

    Davey28 Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    Gaylord, Mi.
    Guess I was off a year!!
     

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