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help me find these strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Jacob Painter, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. Jacob Painter

    Jacob Painter

    Jan 15, 2003
    Timpson, TX
    I bought this 4 string bass with emg pickups and it came with these strings with white silk or cotton at the end. Can you tell me what brand and type they were?
  2. If they have black ball-ends too they're Dean Markley Blue Steels.
  3. slugworth

    slugworth Banned

    Jun 12, 2003
    So. Calif.
    The silk on the Blue Steels is actually kinda grey-ish, no?
  4. Silvery, to be precise. You could also look for the way the strings are winded at the silk end. Dean Markley doesn't wind the strings all the way, but leave only the core and inner wrap at the end of the string, with the wrap wire only "loosely" wrapped around the core. A little hard to explain, but you probally know what I'm mean. Rotosounds are made in the same way and so are TI's.
  5. Jacob Painter

    Jacob Painter

    Jan 15, 2003
    Timpson, TX
    Yes they do seem to be Dean Markley Blue Steels. Thank you!