Posted by Bob Gollihur on May 20, 2001 at 09:47:24:
In Reply to: Re: A shell of its former self posted by Andy Seed on May 20, 2001 at 00:14:23:
: : Yo,BassBoyz:
: : 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.
: : Francis X.
: Before you shell out your hard earned bucks on a set of Corelli's I'd check out the write up on them in this month's Double Bassist magazine if I were you.
Haven't received my issue of Double Bassist Magazine yet, will read with interest - keep in mind I recommended the 370 tungsten series, not the 380 which are quite ordinary. As I mentioned in my reply, not everyone will like them - but I do as do many others.
Besides, how can you rely on Double Bassist Magazine?? -- they had nice things to say about ME a couple issues ago!! ;-)
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