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Identify Old String Sets

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by brokencode, May 22, 2011.


  1. brokencode

    brokencode Supporting Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    Allen, TX
    I have several basses, all with flats. I just start in the past year to note the date purchased and the which bass I have installed the string on the packages. I have many sets of flats that I didn't make notations. I'm trying to match old strings with original packages. Can stings be identified by the color of the string ends? I have lost track of the brand of some strings.

    Below are strings I lost track of

    Jazz_special_top.
    jazz_special_bottom.

    jazz_top.
    jazz_bottom.

    squier_top.
    squier_bottom.

    Thanks

    alan
     
  2. bassballs_dk

    bassballs_dk

    Aug 1, 2009
    Denmark
    2.nd set with the blue silk is def. D'addario Chromes, the others i don't know
     
  3. brokencode

    brokencode Supporting Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    Allen, TX
    Thanks BB. so match 2nd set with this package
    daddario_chromes.
     
  4. 254 stringer

    254 stringer Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Waco Texas
    Might the gold be DR hibeam
     
  5. sdoow

    sdoow

    Jun 22, 2010
    Oklahoma
    Gold silks are probably Rotosound.
    Blues are definitely Chromes.
    Greens are Fender.
     
  6. I have a set of Fender "new style" flats with that green silk, but at both ends of the strings. Maybe yours are also Fender, but possibly old style, I can't really tell for sure.
     
  7. brokencode

    brokencode Supporting Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    Allen, TX
    Thanks 254 - another match

    dr.
     
  8. Marton

    Marton

    Sep 20, 2005
    Quebec
    These are definately Fender older flatwounds. (no.3)
     
  9. dogofgod

    dogofgod

    Dec 24, 2009
    Sting is a funny name, for a not so funny man.
     
  10. brokencode

    brokencode Supporting Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    Allen, TX
    Thanks Marton. I've had these for a long time.

    Thanks all for your help!

    alan
     
  11. brokencode

    brokencode Supporting Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    Allen, TX

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