1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

String ID help (with pics)

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by jayscheuerle, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. These strings came on a secondhand Ergo I bought. I like their unamplified tone and want to get a set for my home-made practice bass. Any ideas? Along with the info in the pics, the length between the silks on the A string is around 50", which is 7" shorter than my current cheapo strings.

    Thanks! - j

    Attached Files:

  2. Fairly true.

    Attached Files:

  3. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Pretty confident that those are Thomastik Superflexibles. The peg end confuses me a bit, but I'm 95%.
  4. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    Setup and repair/KRUTZ Strings

    Nope. Thomastik top silks are all the same color and the ball silks are too dark.
  5. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Well that just makes me sad. I do love this game so.
  6. The blue windings on the bottom are only about 3" long, and the balls are smaller than my Spiro Weichs (.25" deep vs around .375" deep)...
  7. Possibly half size Corellis. (100cm set)
  8. Tommy el Gato

    Tommy el Gato

    Jul 6, 2007
    A friend of mine has a similar set of strings on his double bass. They look like spirocores except the silks are too short, the balls are different and the pegbox silks are all different colors. I thought at first they would be a 3885 set, but I'll have to ask what they are.
  9. foilracer

    foilracer Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    The ball looks like Corelli's....can't say which set...
  10. Tommy el Gato

    Tommy el Gato

    Jul 6, 2007
    Ok, so my friend says that what he's got are super-sensative red-labels. I'm betting this is another string from the super-sensative line.
  11. That's what I'm thinking, too, after seeing pictures of their balls and silk length.
    (where else can I utter that phrase legitimately?)
    Even the felt dampers look right.

    Good price here ($86.53 to my door):

    Not sure what the difference between the nickel and tungsten are, but I've only been able to find the 1/2 size with nickel.

    I'm really surprised there isn't a better pictorial database available...

    Thanks !- j
  12. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    We could probably make one from all of the previous String ID threads. Wow, that would be a fun project, that I don't have time for, but maybe, I'll do it instead of sleeping.
  13. The Corelli Nickels would be dark green I think, so they're probably Tungsten's half size then.
  14. Ouch. I think you're right. Better try to cancel that order!