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Gold Plated Strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Bass_Xtremist89, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Bass_Xtremist89


    Oct 29, 2006

    Does anyone know who manufactures gold plated strings? I think I heard D'addario makes them but i'm not sure. Even if they do, i'm not a big fan of D'addarios. :scowl: To have a gold plated string that sounds and feels like a Dean Markley NPS medium 4 or 5string set would be sweet. Anyone know who makes em?

    Cheers :bassist:
  2. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    Optima Golds are the only ones I know of and good luck finding them. A guy was selling them on ebay a couple of years ago, you might try there.
  3. John Entwistle used gold plated string in his later years.I'm pretty sure they were Optimas. ;)
  4. CrashClint

    CrashClint I Play Bass therefore I Am

    Nov 15, 2005
    Wake Forest, NC
    DR Strings Dealer (local only)
    I have been hoping DR would come out with at coated Gold string. I do remember in one of the Bass Player issues that did a comparison and one of the sets was Gold. December 2004 called "String Thing".
  5. Gary Castellucio on Ebay still sells Optima golds at a fair price. Great strings that last a long, long, long time.

  6. hervetlse


    Jan 25, 2002
    france toulouse
    I 'v installed Optima Gold strings on my AEB, they sound like "standard" strings, nothing special.

    Peronnally, i prefer the DR or Dean Markley Blue Steel.

    I've paid them 24euros in Deustchland.

    I understand that John enhtwishtle used to use these kind of strings because they sound very crispy/clear?

    I hope that the "coating" with gold 24K will help the strings to last:)
  7. If it is 24K, I don't think they are going to last very much... 24K gold is quite fragile and soft.
  8. dinghy


    May 27, 2007
    Saratoga, CA
    I have one question for you: Why?
  9. Because.
  10. GearGod


    Aug 10, 2006
    Akron, Ohio
  11. vtwo


    Dec 16, 2006
    Yeah, why? Ironically, the only brand besides Optimas that are "gold" are Dean Markley's.

    *that I know of

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