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Oct 21, 2021 - 6:08:58 PM

Heady

USA

138 posts since 4/25/2021

Hi - I have a pack with a code on the back that says:
1st=red
2nd=blue
3rd=green
4th=white
5th=yellow

But the strings don't quite seem to go with that description. There are 4 white strings, 1 with a red tip, 1 blue, 1 green, 1 yellow.

There is also a string that is entirely red.

So would the white string with blue tip be 2nd, white with green 3rd, white with yellow 5?

Which one is "red", the white one with the red tip, or the all red string?
Which one is "white"?

Oct 21, 2021 - 7:45:43 PM
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lapsteel

Canada

633 posts since 8/13/2015

entirely red is the 4th. It should be the thickest. The lower the note, the thicker the string.

Oct 21, 2021 - 8:52:57 PM

Heady

USA

138 posts since 4/25/2021

Thank you.

Oct 22, 2021 - 3:24:18 AM

1062 posts since 1/30/2019

I think the colours just relate to the tips, not the strings themselves. Maybe they messed up by not putting a white tip on the 4th?
The fourth string will be easily identified as the thickest, fifth and first will be the same diameter and will be the thinnest. The fifth should be shorter, but they aren't always.
2nd and 3rd should have coloured tips like your list. 2nd is thinner than 3rd.
A simple mistake in the factory can really change how instructions work!

Oct 22, 2021 - 6:22:08 AM
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226 posts since 10/26/2018

Be careful when putting that red string on, they are easily broken if there is any abrasion. Lift it out of the nut as you tighten it up to avoid that.

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