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What strings do I have?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jdombrow, Apr 12, 2005.


  1. jdombrow

    jdombrow Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Nickel roundwound strings, no thread wrap at either end, very stiff tension, very clear sounding. Can anyone tell me what they are?
     
  2. Jimmy P.

    Jimmy P.

    Apr 5, 2005
    Tokyo, Japan
    They could be Rotosound strings....I have a set of Roto Bass RB50 that answer your description.
     
  3. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    Or Ernie Ball Slinky's, if I remember right?
     
  4. jdombrow

    jdombrow Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Nope. They are not Rotosounds or Ernie Ball - I've never bought either of those brands.
     
  5. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    DR's or D'Addario's by chance?
     
  6. jdombrow

    jdombrow Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Colorado Springs, CO
    It could be either one. More likely the DR's. Don't D'Addarios use colored ball ends? Mine are all gold.
     
  7. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Probably DR's.
     
  8. Is this a trivia quiz, or do you truly not know?

    ken
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  9. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    Most of the D'Addario strings that I've played have the colored ends, but if I remember right, I've purchased some that were part of a a very large bulk string order, and the ends I believe were gold and not colored.
     
  10. jdombrow

    jdombrow Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I truly don't know, and I'd like to buy another set.

    JD
     
  11. Rav

    Rav

    Dec 29, 2004
    Aurora, IL
    I have a set of D'Addario strings with all gold ends and no wraps right now. I bought them as singles. Non Set strings from them are always gold ended.

    -Rav
     
  12. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    Are these the strings that are on your Roscoe? If so, then they are most certainly D'Addario.
     
  13. DubDubs

    DubDubs

    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    How long have these strings been on your bass that you can't even remember what you bought? Or did they come with the bass? And they're most likely DR's.