"Ridgeless" strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by syciprider, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    Hi string gurus. I bought a new (used) bass tonight and it came with these strings that feel smooth to the touch. The ridges are there but I can't feel them when I play. I would like to switch all my basses to these strings but I don't know what kind they are?

    They look like D Addarios. I say that because they have color coded ends.

    Any help you can extend to help me ID these strings will be greatly appreciated.

    TIA. :bassist:
  2. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    D'Addario HalfRounds maybe?
  3. gilbert46


    Sep 21, 2004
    Sacramento, CA
    sounds like any flat round, or the half wounds which are traditional strings ground down to be flat.
  4. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    The color coding is a definite D'addario giveaway. So they are either Halfrounds or Chromes. If you can see a little bit of space between the windings, they're Halfrounds. If you can't, they're Chromes.
  5. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Banned

    Nov 20, 2005
    Try Smith Compressors they are cool too.:cool: