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Re: Any opinions on D'Addario hybrid strings?

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Posted by George Welland on November 21, 2002 at 11:18:34:

In Reply to: Any opinions on D'Addario hybrid strings? posted by Derek Kratzer on November 06, 2002 at 11:05:14:

: Hey everyone. I'm one of those kind of players who likes to bow and pizz a lot and haven't found a hybrid string that I really like. I've tried Corelli 370TX Fortes and Thomastic Spirocore Weichs. Both were decent but the bowed sound lacked warmth. If anyone has tried D'Addario hybrids let me know what you think. I welcome any other advice on other strings you have tried and liked. I desperately want a good sustain and growl for jazz without giving up good bow response and warmth. Must I buy two basses?

I use Hybrids on my Pollmann bass, mostly for jazz pizz. I like them a lot because they are warmer than the Spirocores I used for 30 years. They also are much, much better with the bow. My only caveat is that the G string was still a little too bright, compared to the rest of the set. What I do now is to buy individual strings(doesn't cost any more than a regular set). I buy E, A, and D strings in medium hybrid, and a G string in medium orchestra. Of course, all is dependent on the individual bass, action, and playing style. Hope this helps.

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