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FDP Forum / Fender Product Reviews / Who Makes Fender Guitar Strings?


New Jersey

May 10th, 2012 07:39 PM   Edit   Profile  

My Music store rep says D'Addario
Anybody know for sure?



May 24th, 2012 07:36 PM   Edit   Profile  

I dunno, but over on the Bossarea.com, they are saying D'Addario is now making Fender's strings. I just bough a CP Jag and the strings had the colored ball ends like D'Addario, so I suspect that the rumor is true.



Dec 23rd, 2012 10:46 AM   Edit   Profile  

I thought Fender Bullets were made by Fender Squire. They were are not as high quality as D'Addario. The colored ends is a distinction of D'addario. What does this mean,a higher price for the Fender Name on the package?

(This message was last edited by mrfix at 10:49 AM, Dec 23rd, 2012)

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Irishman in Paris

Forget Tone - go with Note Choice
Mar 20th, 2013 06:20 PM   Edit   Profile  

D'Addario make Fender strings (I assume to Fender specifications rather than just repackaged D'Addarios). It was covered in another thread a few months back and one of the Fender people posted confirmation on another forum, so I'm sure you'll find that online somewhere too. The color coding is similar to what D'Addario do but the colors are different and named after vintage Fender custom colors.

(This message was last edited by DrKev at 08:22 PM, Mar 20th, 2013)

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Axe Victim
Mar 20th, 2013 06:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

I don't know but they suck. Sorry Fender, I love your guitars and amps, but the strings? Not so much.


New Jersey

Mar 30th, 2013 06:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

To each his own! I actually like Fender strings ...particularly the pure nickel. Tried the GHS,Nickel Rockers, DR's Pure Blues, EB's and thought that the Fenders ( and I guess Daddario too) sound brighter longer than the others I fell for the hype on the Cobalts and thought they were the worst. So it is all about personal tastes...like guitars!

(This message was last edited by DragonFire at 05:16 PM, Mar 31st, 2013)

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Irishman in Paris

Forget Tone - go with Note Choice
Mar 30th, 2013 08:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yep! I was EB for many years, had a brief spell with Fender ten or twelve years ago and then went back to EB. I love the feel of the Cobalts but prefer the tone of the normal slinkys. It is all about personal taste, no right or wrong.


New Jersey

Mar 31st, 2013 03:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

10 or twelve years ago I am pretty sure Fender strings were made in Mexico. I have a set of Fender 150R's that I bought from a flea market and the package says MIM...I doubt these were DAddarios then but I am not sure. I thought all DAddarios were made in Long Island NY

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Irishman in Paris

Forget Tone - go with Note Choice
Mar 31st, 2013 04:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

As I understand it, Fender were manufacturing in Mexico and then decided to stop and have them made by D'Addario instead (possibly in 2010, but I don't know when).

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