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George Porter Jr's strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by MarkusBass, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. MarkusBass

    MarkusBass Markus Orange loves you. Supporting Member

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    Really lovin' this tone! I know technique is most of it, but anyone know what strings he uses? I'm thinking I can work my way there.

    Go to "Keep On Marching". About half way through...you can really hear it.

    Maceo Parker Super Jam - Jam Cruise 9 - iClips.net

    I can't get enough!
  2. James Hart

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    I think it was D'Addario XL. If you search for the interview I did here on TB, I had asked him.
  3. MarkusBass

    MarkusBass Markus Orange loves you. Supporting Member

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    Ah... ok... I'll check it out... I thought I was hearing flats.
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    MarkusBass Markus Orange loves you. Supporting Member

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    well, it's strange, it sounds really like a p w/ flats... and looks like it too!
  7. KoalaBass

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    did he used them in the past??
  8. TC2112

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    well - It looks like he is using a Lakland in that video, and that's not the bass he discusses in the interview, so maybe his gear is different now including strings; although, if you go check out the Funky Meters set on that same site, he is using that same Lakland and has a ton of bite in his tone that sounds like well used rounds to me. The fact that he uses his thumb a lot has a lot to do with that "thumpier" flats-like tone.

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