ID'ing strings.... help.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by nsmar4211, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. nsmar4211


    Nov 11, 2007
    As I was taking inventory of strings and basses that needed re string before a massive setup day..... I realized I have no clue which strings are on two of my basses :bawl::bawl: I tried searching on the net for a comparison go. They're not DAddario's because those are color coded... I've never bought elixir coateds..I have an empty ghs boomer roundwound package (45-130) and an empty Ernie Ball Super Slinky roundwound (.40-.125) package, but no guarantee that either of those two are the strings in question. They would've been purchased at a music store in the US (guitar center or a local shop) because the only online purchases have been my labellas..). So....I ask for the genius of Talk bass :)

    String set #1

    5 string, long scale (regular), brass ball ends, red silk windings on the tuner ends, roundwounds. I need to get a micrometer :bassist: but this is the heaviest gauge string set out of all mine.

    String set #2

    5 string, long scale, brass ball ends, no silk windings of any type, roundwounds. Seem to be lighter gauge than set 1....

    I wish the string people would put pictures of the ends of their strings on the websites.....or a better description on the package at least........:(

    Thanks guys!
  2. Calvan


    May 13, 2008
    San Diego
    set #2 sounds like the ernie balls. they all have brass ball ends
  3. One Drop

    One Drop

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    String manufacturers should stamp the ball-ends with at least their logo.
  4. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    No.1 is the boomers(I currently have these ones on my fiver) , no.2 is the Ernie Balls.
  5. nsmar4211


    Nov 11, 2007
    Ok so red silk wind is boomers.........

    I agree, they should at least stamp their initials...I mean, if I like a set of strings, and want to buy more but threw out the package and have no clue , they just lost a possible loyal customer *sigh*.

    This time I'm keeping a list of what strings are on what bass.... and noting the date I changed them!:hyper::hyper: