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What kind of flats are these? Blue silk

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by chanson, Apr 18, 2010.


  1. chanson

    chanson Supporting Member

  2. SquierBender

    SquierBender

    Oct 22, 2009
    Chromes?
     
  3. Looks like Chromes to me...
     
  4. +1 on the Chromes
     
  5. CPplaysBASS

    CPplaysBASS

    Mar 17, 2007
    Ontario
    I'll third Chromes ... super longs (with long scale through the bridge, the silks are much closer to the nut).

    Edit ... I'll 4th chromes!
     
  6. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    I have no idea about the strings but the decal in the second picture isn't a real Fender decal.
     
  7. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Sadowskys, maybe, Chromes are a lighter blue.
     
  8. Andyman001

    Andyman001 moderation must be taken with a grain of salt

    Feb 11, 2010
    Idaho
    old Fender
     
  9. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Sorry, but no. The decal is too small and "Precision Bass" was under the Fender until the late '60s. And then it was moved to the right and was very large.

    Also the "Contour Body" decal was only on J basses, never on Precisions.
     
  10. GM60466

    GM60466

    May 20, 2006
    Land of Lakland
    Chromes
     
  11. CapnSev

    CapnSev

    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    Sadowskys are a silver/gray silk.
     
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  12. Craig_S

    Craig_S Banned

    Oct 15, 2008
    Metro Detroit
    Probably Chromes, though; I remember the silks on mine looking more like a royal blue, instead of navy blue.
     
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  13. jasper383

    jasper383

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Jamerson La Bellas. Not Chromes.

    Chromes are much lighter blue that that, and the long gauge Chromes wouldn't wrap that far up on the posts.
     
  14. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    I'm gonna second the Jamerson's. The silk is too dark for Chromes IIRC.
     
  15. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9 Supporting Member

    Sep 1, 2007
    Arizona
    A AND G strings look grey like Sadowsky's. E and D look like LaBella FM or FS, I forgot which.
     
  16. +1 for LaBella.
     
  17. DRafalske

    DRafalske

    Nov 6, 2008
    Hebron, KY
    They look like Chromes to me too. The color of the silks can vary... I have two precisions with Chromes and one's silks are significantly lighter than the other.

    D
     
  18. They may be Fender 9050's.

    Not that I have lots of experience with 9050's but here's why I think they are.
    I just purchased an almost new Fender CS Jazz with flats installed at the factory. :hyper: They look exactly the color in the photos. They are great strings. I just ordered a few sets of 9050's, so I may know soon. Only thing is, apparently Fender has changed there source for strings and I'm not sure whether I'll get the old versions or the new.

    cheers,
    BB
     
  19. bassballs_dk

    bassballs_dk

    Aug 1, 2009
    Denmark
    GHS flats also have blue silk
     
  20. jasper383

    jasper383

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Purple.
     
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