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Old 01-23-2013, 11:00 PM   #1
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strings?

yeah, so my geddy lee bass came with these coated black strings that feel really nice and sound really mellow and dark. I really dig em.
but since I bought the bass used and have no string package I have no idea what they are. a friend said they might be Black Diamond.
I thought i'd get y'alls opinion first, maybe you know some better ones?
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:27 PM   #2
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Sounds like DR Black Beauties to me.
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:14 AM   #3
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cool, thanks man
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:35 PM   #4
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or possibly- La Bella Deep Talkin' Bass Strings - Black Nylon Tape Wound. These are smooth and very easy on the fingers.

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Old 01-24-2013, 08:53 PM   #5
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Check the windings. The LaBella Tapes will have purple windings.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:53 AM   #6
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Do they still feel like a metal string?
If they don't they are probably black nylon strings (galli, fender, rotosound and la bella are some manufacturers of those)
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:42 PM   #7
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They are most likely DR Black Beauties. This is the most widely available black bass string, and they are indeed good strings. Black Diamonds are rather hard to find; at least they are in L.A. If they feel like rubber or plastic and have now windings on them, then you're talking tape-wound flats. Those would likely be Rotosounds or LaBellas.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:08 AM   #8
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I went and checked out the black beauties and that is indeed what they were, thanks for y'alls help.
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