Posted by Bob Gollihur on May 18, 2001 at 09:00:35:
In Reply to: A shell of its former self posted by Francis X on May 18, 2001 at 08:05:52:
: I took my 5/8 size bass to my teacher last night,and he pointed out that the top is not well reinforced around the bridge area. He doubted that the bass could handle the stress of a medium guage set of strings(I have order Pirastro Obbligato from Lemur,but have not received them yet-I will call them to stop shippment). Can anyone recommend a light set of strings that are good for pizz and arco. At this point,I am not concerned about loudness,projection,etc-I am consigning this bass to practice only.
I like Corelli 370 Forte for their light tension and light gauge; they are very smooth-surfaced and good for pizz and arco. Some folks don't like them because they are lighter in gauge - also, they are intially a bit bright but calm down after a short period.
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