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Posted by Andy Seed on March 28, 2001 at 00:57:10:
In Reply to: BLUEGRASS STRINGS posted by RT on March 23, 2001 at 01:19:20:
: Spirocore? Helicore? Sensicore? Dominant? Solos tuned down? Reg. or soft[light]
: Whats the best for Bluegrass on a mid 40's Kay M-1 It doesn't have to be from
: above list just the best sound. THANKS
To get the best of both worlds (i.e lots of tone without tearing your fingers apart when slapped) I use:-
E & A= Thomastik Dominants
D & G= Rotosound Superbs
If you use afull set of Rotosounds the E & A are wire wound and when you slap the bass it's like someone rubbing your hand down with sandpaper! As the Thomastiks have a nylon core (so do the Rotosounds) they are pretty even tonally.One word of advice DON'T
even think about using the ~"Picato Rockabilly" set , O.K so they're
easy to slap but they are about as much use as a chocolate teapot
when it comes to getting any tone out of them - Andy.
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