Corelli string question/comparison
I am a longtime bass guitar player turned noob hack doghouse player.
Christopher 3/4 plywood bass. Model? Beats me.
I play mostly pizzicato with a little slap, with probably more slap once I know what I'm doing a bit better.
My questions is regarding the strings on the bass now and whether they are appropriate. From the string ID website, I have found that they are Corelli 370s, as best I can tell. I don't know how old they are. They seem fine in a lot of ways, but sound a little muted. The muted sound may be partly due to poor technique that will improve, but I'm also curious to know how they compare to other types of strings. The most likely comparison would be to Tomastik Spirocores, since that's what Hammond Ashley recommends for just about everything out here. For what its worth, the bass was played with a bow enough that there was a lot of resin on the strings when I got it, but it has all worn off now. I wouldn't call the sound bright or dark so much as a bit muddy and muted, especially the E string. That's not so bad considering the challenge of getting intonation right when you are used to a 34" scale with frets, but I would really like to be able to hear a much clearer difference between an F and an F#. Better clarity would help with intonation improvements.
If I missed the information I'm looking for in another thread somewhere, please forgive me for being redundant. Thanks for any advice or information.
Cranky old man. Cranky old bass. Cranky old amp.
Last edited by Gaolee : 01-18-2013 at 09:58 AM.