Posted by Bob Gollihur on January 18, 2001 at 07:48:21:
In Reply to: ABG Advice: Most acoustic-sounding strings, + Advice on this Washburn AB-20 I just bought! posted by email@example.com on January 17, 2001 at 21:50:50:
: I'm a pro jazz bassist (upright) and I just picked up a washburn ab-20 cuz I think it has a woody tone. What strings do you recommend to bring out the "upright" qualities of this bass? This one might be older because it doesn't have the XLR jack that I thought they all had. Does anybody know about this? Is this a liability, that is, are some people really into that XLR output?
Thomastik Acousticore strings were developed by Rick Turner for his bass- they are nylon core with a fine wire winding, lower tension, very warm and woody, and completely unlike the other ABG phosphor bronze strings, which have such a metallic sound. I am also an URB player.
I wouldn't worry about the XLR- no biggie.
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