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Help ID These Strings...

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by nicklloyd, Jan 15, 2003.


  1. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I came across a set of strings that has me baffled. Here's what I can tell you:

    1)Synthetic core, clear, almost looks like weed-wacker line. Solid, not woven, and plastic-like.

    2)Wrapping is flatwound silver.

    3)Ball end silk is blue w/red spiral. No hardware at the "ball end" either. Just a simple knot, with some felt.

    4)Pegbox end has four different colors. Yellow, blue, green, and red. (that's in no particular order)

    They aren't innovations. I checked the quinn violins' string ID chart. No dice.

    :confused:
     
  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    D'Addario Pro Arte?
    (discontinued since a few years)
     
  3. Francois is right...they are Pro Arte's. I still have a set that I thought I had thrown out.

    Martin.
     
  4. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    let's just change this forum title from "Strings" to "Ask Francois"! Thanks, Francois and Martinc. I kinda like these Pro Artes, but they are too worn and abused to be any good.
    Why did they discontinue making them? Does anybody have a relatively new set they would wanna sell?
     
  5. Nick: I just rummaged through the box where I saw the Pro Arte and noticed the only one I have left is the E string. Its in good shape. If its any good to you....its yours. I'll be glad to put a stamp on it and send it off, no charge.

    Martin.
     
  6. Adamb154

    Adamb154 Guest

    Nov 10, 2002
    those were ok strings, i like the new d addario's better. the small guitar shop still sells that model of the strings.

    Shows they dont sell very well
     
  7. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    adam007....
    where/who do you play with in Cincy? your profile was a little cornfusing. do you play upright, too?
     
  8. Adamb154

    Adamb154 Guest

    Nov 10, 2002
    Hey a fellow 513 man! Im not doing much right now until i get a better bass. you know keller music? thats my 2nd home. i love guitar center though. Ah good ol cincy, we should have a chat.
     
  9. Adamb154

    Adamb154 Guest

    Nov 10, 2002
    Ive only played upright a few times. mainly to learn Mr krinkle by primus. they have upright basses at a school where i go to and thats when i was taught. i play bass guitar primarily. Rock on!

    what band are you in?
     
  10. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I've been playing around town in some western swing, trad. jazz, bluegrass, rockabilly, boogie-woogie groups. You can catch me with Ricky Nye at Kaldi's, on Main, March 21, 9 pm. We do a Professor Longhair meets Willie Dixon kind of thing. Ever heard of these guys?

    I guess this should be PM stuff....