Re: Mingus/ 50's bassists.

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Posted by Dave Kaczorowski on September 10, 2001 at 10:20:17:

In Reply to: Mingus/ 50's bassists. posted by Joe on September 09, 2001 at 19:50:06:

: Can anyone tell me when stings, other than gut or nylon, were first used
: on upright basses.

: Did Charlie Mingus, Oscar Pettiford and others from the 50's use only use
: gut core strings?

: What about Scott laFaro and guys from the 60's? Anybody know?

Cats in the '50's used gut. Lafaro used gut. But the '60's is when steel
strings came into use and were used by many. Ron Carter and Charlie Haden come
to mind.

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