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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Shadowfell, May 26, 2020.

  1. Shadowfell


    May 26, 2020
    I am looking for strings for a new to me Washburn bass. I have some strings that I received from a friend of mine that are roundwound with red tops. Does anyone have any idea what these might be. He said he thought they are daddario but is not sure.
  2. "Red tops" as in red silk? Two possibilities... GHS Boomers or Rotosound 66. D'Addario rounds don't come with any silk.

    What colors are the ball ends? Are they colored blue/red/white, or all brass-colored?
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  3. Shadowfell


    May 26, 2020
    They are all brass.
  4. My best guess would be GHS Boomers.
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  5. Any chance you can provide pics of the strings - one at the headstock and one at the bridge?
  6. Shadowfell


    May 26, 2020
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  7. Thanks for the pics.

    Yes, they definitely do look like the Boomers.
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  8. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    You've probably got a set of Boomers. Do you like them? They are one of the most common and affordable set of strings, so if they work for you, you're all set. There is no right or wrong with strings. If you don't know what you like, try different sets starting with the common stuff like GHS and Ernie Ball. It should be noted that usually changing brands and sizes of string requires adjustments to the bass.
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