Re: ABG Advice: Most acoustic-sounding strings, + Advice on this Washburn AB-20 I just bought!


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Posted by Robb on January 23, 2001 at 18:19:26:

In Reply to: Re: ABG Advice: Most acoustic-sounding strings, + Advice on this Washburn AB-20 I just bought! posted by François Blais on January 18, 2001 at 07:05:10:

: : 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

: I'd definitely use black-nylon tapewounds. (flatwound)
: Several brands are available; LaBella 760n, RotoSound Trubass, Fenders, Carvins, etc.

A buddy of mine told me that the nylon strings dont sound as loud through a pickup. Is this true? I am playing a Sigma acoustic 4 string with a Dean Markley SweetSpot pickup and I'd love to get a more "upright & woody" tone out of my bass.

Thanks
Robb



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