|goodgig ||02-02-2014 06:00 PM |
Wound Gut History
I currently have a full set of guts on my bass: wound E and A and plain guts for the D & G. As I'm playing through some classical etudes, I'm curious as to when the wound D and G came into prominent use in the orchestra. Any one know the history of wound guts? Also do any orchestral players still use plain guts on the D & G?
|goodgig ||02-06-2014 12:23 PM |
Hmmm. Nobody? I thought a title like "Wound Gut History" would have brought loads of info, interest and insight. :confused:
|tyb507 ||02-06-2014 07:31 PM |
Interest, yes...I tried to find an article I read recently that covered this subject, bu couldn't find it.
|eerbrev ||02-06-2014 08:04 PM |
is a good place to start regarding Gut strings and their history.
I don't know of anyone who uses unwound gut strings on their orchestral bass (for modern playing), though that doesn't mean anything. My teacher plays on plain guts on top in a baroque ensemble, and uses wound guts on the bottom. Another teacher I have worked with uses Eudoxas on the bottom (and occasionally on top), and I know that Alan Molitz, last time I checked, uses Eudoxas all the way across as well.
|goodgig ||02-09-2014 08:31 AM |
eerbrev - thanks for the info and link. I was playing Bach along with one of my cello students this past week. The plain guts sure do sound nice with baroque.
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