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Strings on a 2001 Sadowsky?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by muncie, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. Hi gang,
    If anyone here knows the answer would you be so kind to educate me as to what type of strings (rounds) would have come stock on a 2001 NYC Sadowsky STD? All I know is the silk is silver blue-ish.
    Thanks everybody.
    Peas and happy new year!
  2. jasper383


    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    You should email Sadowsky's shop. If anyone knows, it would be them.

    I believe La Bella makes the Sadowsky strings now.
  3. They are more than likely Sadowsky Blues. The basses come with blues unless you ask for something different.

    The guages are 45 65 85 105 and 130 tapered on the "B" string.

    You can go on the Sadowsky site for info on the Blues and Blacks but they are both stainless steel.

    I prefer D'Addario Prosteels which are more like the Blacks.
  4. bass12

    bass12 Have you seen my tonsils lately? Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I'm pretty sure Sadowsky Blues didn't exist in 2001...
  5. jasper383


    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Yeah, I think the Sadowsky strings didn't come out until 5 or so years ago.
  6. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    Sadowsky branded bass strings have been around since the early 90's, at least.
  7. Just because they didn't exist in name 5 years ago doesn't mean they didn't under another name.

    I'm willing to bet that if he got some Blues they'd be pretty damn close, assuming both sets are new.

    Roger makes changes over time but not drastic changes. Other than pickup style and location, my '03 or so 24 fret and my brand new Vintage 5 are almost identical. There are some minor differences, thicker peg head, VTC, string tree. Other than these they're the same bass with a different tone.
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    They have nickel and steel in both blue and black.

    I've never used any of the blacks, do they have black silks? I read somewhere they were actually silverish like the OP was asking about.
  9. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    The blacks I had, had black silk.
  10. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    Black label Flats are silverish.

    I don't remember black label rounds, I will look tomorrow :(
  11. KaseOfBass

    KaseOfBass Put some stank on it... Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: GHS Strings
    Black label rounds have silver silk.
  12. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    I guess I didn't have black labels then. I was told they were... :meh:
  13. KaseOfBass

    KaseOfBass Put some stank on it... Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    Endorsing Artist: GHS Strings
    Maybe they previously had black silks at some point? Not 100% sure on that but I do know they're currently silver.

    The Blue Labels weren't released until around 2007 so a 2001 NYC bass definitely didn't come with them stock.
  14. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    How could a 12 year old bass possibly have original strings on I hat you'd like the sound of enough to ask this? I find this thread very confusing.
  15. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    I don't know the models but can it be a new model with a 2001 name?

    Like a Fender 1962 P bass is actually brand new... I get so excited in for sale threads only to find they are reissues :-(
  16. i bought it used recently and it was in virtually untouched condition. the seller said that they were the original strings '01 and they didn't sound bad at all.
    i figured i'd try to see what they were (then) if i want to replace them with the same.
    peas everybody!
  17. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Blue labels have only been out about 4 years or so. Before that only the black labels were available. They never had blue silks on them My guess is they aren't the strings that were originally shipped on the bass when new

  18. MD-BassPlayer

    MD-BassPlayer Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Thinking the same thing.
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