String identification (again)

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Eric Jackson, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. Sorry...
    I did a search but I'm too tired and lazy to wade through the results right now.
    My bass is in the shop for a new board and bridge so I'm playing a loaner this week. It's a German Hofner, vintage unknown, carved, blond, gamba corners, good setup, doesn't look like anything special but, damn, this thing sounds pretty good. I've used nothing but Spiro orchs for years, I don't recognize the strings on this bass. The tails are dark green with a yellow spiral thread. What are they, Helicores of some sort?
  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    Sounds like Helicore Hybrids to me.