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What strings originally came on a Dano Longhorn?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Boomer, Apr 21, 2006.


  1. Boomer

    Boomer

    Sep 17, 2003
    Hollywood, FL
    I'm polishing a turd and doing some work to a Dano Longhorn RI. It's getting an adjustable bridge and a pair of Kent Armstrong pickups.

    I haven't used anything but roundwounds in a very, very long time.

    So, why would I want round, flat or half rounds?

    All suggestions considered.

    Thanks
     
  2. 62bass

    62bass

    Apr 3, 2005
    From what I heard, the RI used Danelectro strings made to their specs by Dean Markley.

    I switced to TI flats when i got my DC> They sound and play great.

    I had an original Longhorn in 1960. It had some kind of factory roundwounds that i never changed. i didn't know much about sound then so never thought of changing them. You didn't have many choicees then either.They were pretty twangy and I traded the bass for a Fender P a year later.
     
  3. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    The D'Addario Nickel Rounds, (I think that they are EXL-170), in short-scale sound great... especially a month in...

    -robert
     
  4. Basshole

    Basshole Banned

    Jan 28, 2005
    Given what type of tone one generally wants when reaching for a Dano, I'd say put flats on it.

    D'addario Chrome Flats. They're bright for a flat wound, and have a lot of tension, which may coax a bit more tone out the o'le cardboard box.

    TI Flats if you want low tension for better playability.
     

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