Posted by Marco on November 12, 2001 at 10:04:37:
In Reply to: Re: Ray Brown, Al McKibbon (etc) must have switched to steel strings for a valid reason! posted by Monte on November 11, 2001 at 14:02:31:
: Is he still using that 1650 Jacob Steiner? Unbelievable sounding bass.
Yes, that must be it.
: Solo strings would approximate gut tension. I love that deep fundamental that solid steel strings just seem to lack.
That's true, I agree...too bad that gut strings can be used satisfactorily only for the first octave of the bass...for God's sake, I need some sustain when I play in thumb position, forget it with gut!
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