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Identifying Strings (Purple Thread)

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by artsta, Oct 3, 2017.


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  1. artsta

    artsta

    Jan 29, 2013
    I bought a 70s P-Bass and really like the stings on it a lot. I would like to put them on my Jazz bass, but have no idea what they are. I have attached some pics. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Cheers, Arthur
     

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  2. They look to me like either Ken Smith Compressors (ie rollerwound) or Ken Smith Slick Rounds (ie half-round), which are the equivalents of GHS Pressurewounds and GHS Brite Flats respectively.
     
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  3. artsta

    artsta

    Jan 29, 2013

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  4. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
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  5. artsta

    artsta

    Jan 29, 2013
    Great website, cheers.

    Interestingly, I noticed that the Gauges are very different in the two brands:

    GHS Bright Flats: 45-56-77-98 (Light) or 52-65-84-103 (Medium)

    Whereas the Ken Smith Slick Wound are 44-62-84-106 (Medium)
     
  6. GHS BFs do come in 49-62-84-108 (M3075).

    BASS BRITE FLATS™
     
  7. coolcamera

    coolcamera

    Oct 2, 2017
    I wish KS made 5 string sets. I only played them 20 years ago. Might start again and just buy a separate B.
     
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    Don't forget, when you register on his site let him know your TB username so you can get the TB discount! The owner is a member here and takes good care of us :)
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  11. LoTone

    LoTone Clean as an Entwistle... Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2010
    Quebec, Canada
    Ernie Ball Cobalts?
     

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