Re: adjustable bridge / gut strings or jargars

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Posted by François Blais on January 10, 2001 at 18:25:30:

In Reply to: adjustable bridge / gut strings or jargars posted by leon on January 10, 2001 at 14:24:43:

: I'm Leon from Holland. I play URB in a bluesband where we also play some rockabilly songs. Can somebody give me an advice about adjustable bridges ?
: What is the best sting choice ? Jargars steelstrings or gut strings.

If I recall well you already queried about Jargars strings a few months ago.
String choice is a very difficult and personal matter.
You need to try a few brands to make your own idea.
Which do you use right now?
Jargars have a smooth gut-like tone and are also less expensive and more durable, but some rockabilly players only play gut strings.
With gut you get a dark, warm tone, and not much sustain.
Is this what you're looking for?

: What are good and loud sounding gut strings ?

Pirastro Oliv are flat-chromesteel over gut.
They're very good but quite expensive too.
Pirastro Eudoxas are more affordable.
But you should consider to pay about twice the price of good steel strings if you buy gut, and you'll have to change them more often, and they can break, etc.
Be prepared for some trouble.

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