Innovation Super Silvers issue

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by doobuh, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. doobuh

    doobuh Guest

    Jul 11, 2010
    McGregor, TX
    Has anyone else had problems with their Super Silvers? I've had two sets that have had the braided core turn green. The strings have not been exposed to the elements and I keep the strings and my hands clean. I can't understand how they can corrode inside the coating. Any ideas on how to keep this from happening?
  2. Dave Irwin

    Dave Irwin Guest

    May 11, 2002
    Alexandria, Ohio
    I haven't seen the problem. How long before you noticed it? I've had mine on maybe 9 mos.
  3. LyleRyan

    LyleRyan Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2006
    Ashland, OR
    I do have that on the E & A of my Golden Slaps. Doesn't bother me, but I have thought it might be time for a new set.

    I live in the S.F. Bay Area, so no temperature or humidity extremes.

  4. doobuh

    doobuh Guest

    Jul 11, 2010
    McGregor, TX
    I've had these on about six months. It doesn't seem to degrade the sound any, just looks kinda funky. I've thought about trying the Golden Slaps, and I guess it shouldn't be much of a surprise that they have the same problem.
  5. Reviving this thread as I have the same problem with my Super Silvers as well as Golden Slaps on my other bass.

    Any ideas? The question never did get resolved.
  6. Your perspiration is possibly acidic.
    The outer wrap is not completely watertight.
  7. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Question. Did I get a deformed silver slap G and accidentally get a golden slap in silver slap clothing? My G is clearly gold and the EAD are silver. They all have purple on the ball end and the tension is even. Any thoughts? Is this how they normally look?

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  8. Indeed looks like a Golden Slap G wound with Silver Slap silk.
    They sound the same so just a cosmetic issue.
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  9. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Yeah that's funny. I'm not a fan of it but I don't play the bass too much to change it. It has a harsh brightness to it that the other strings don't have when slapped and pizzed. If I cared more I'd try a gut...
  10. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I also have Silver Slaps turned green. No big deal, they've been green for a couple of years with no issues.
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  11. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    Nashville TN
    So I ended up getting a replacement set of innovation strings because the windings on my month old silver slaps (with a golden slap G seen above) were coming undone. I opened the package to check the g and it looks like another Golden to me. I could be mistaken and as long as they don't come unwound I don't care, but does this look normal? I took the photo next to the D string.

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  12. Jay Corwin

    Jay Corwin Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sanborn, NY
    The one on top looks like a golden, the one below a silver.
  13. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    Nashville TN
    That's what I thought! The top is a G that has the blue wrapping like a silver slap.
  14. I’ve really enjoyed the Super Silvers and Golden Slaps I’ve had on my basses in the past.
    I’ve even come to appreciate the Innovation RBs I have on my Strunal 5/35 now (pizz only).

    But, it’s not easy being green in regard to first two...

    There seems to a change in satisfaction , or at least a confusion, with the latest crop after the switch in manufacture.

    I remain interested in other more knowledgeable takes on these strings before stringing up another set.