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Re: Suggest a Replacement String

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Posted by Andy Seed on May 12, 2001 at 13:44:38:

In Reply to: Suggest a Replacement String posted by Laird Allshouse on May 12, 2001 at 07:06:31:

: I just replaced very old gut strings with Corelli 372M tungsten strings. I can't say that I'm thrilled with the decidedly metallic sound, but I can live with them, given the price of new gut strings.

: My problem is that the new "A" string is so loose at pitch that it is buzzing on the fingerboard. Although I have an adjustable bridge, the height necessary to stop the buzzing is much higher than I want it for the other strings.

: I'm guessing that a replacement for the string, with a much higher tension at pitch will solve the problem.

: Can you string gurus suggest a replacement?

: I thank you.

: Laird
I suggest the set that I use - E & A Thomastik Dominants, D & G Rotosound Superbs . Not only do you get a REASONABLE string tension (not too tight though) but once they are played in - usually a couple of gigs for me - you get a nice fat , round proper bass sound.
Let me know how you get on.

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