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GHS Progressives vs. Danelectro "Vintage Tone"

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Flatwound, Nov 7, 2001.


  1. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    This is a wierd question, but is there any way to tell these strings apart? I just bought a used Fender JP-90 (very cool bass BTW) and the dealer I bought it from replaced the nut and put new strings on it before he shipped it. I called him and he said he either put GHS Progressives or Danelectro strings on it, he couldn't remember which. He thought Danelectro. I'm thinking maybe they're Progressives, because of their bright, clean, semi-aggressive sound. They have a rough feel and look more-or-less like average nickel roundwounds. No silk. I'd really like to know what they are, so I can get the same thing next time. I haven't tried either of the mentioned strings before.
     
  2. rsautrey

    rsautrey Banned

    Jul 27, 2000
    Flatwound, GHS progressives should have a taperwound E string. I gonna assume the Danos do not. Also, most GHS sets have silk on them. Hope this helps.
     
  3. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Thanks, rsautrey. This E isn't tapered, so it looks like they must be Danos. I had heard a lot of negative stuff about the Danos, but these are pretty nice.
     
  4. boogiebass

    boogiebass

    Aug 16, 2000
    I think those Dano strings are pretty good, actually. I've used 'em on several basses. Guitar Center had an insane blowout earlier this year where they were selling boxes with 6 for about $3 a set. I stocked up. They're comparable to SIT Rock Brights or D'Addario XL's, IMO