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Gut D EP Slap vs. Gamut

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by ERIC A, Feb 11, 2019.


  1. ERIC A

    ERIC A Supporting Member

    Has anybody out there used both the EP slap and gamut D strings. If you have, could you tell me how they compared. Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
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  2. JeffKissell

    JeffKissell Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Soquel, CA
    I like the Pistoy better personally.
     
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  3. AndreasH

    AndreasH

    Apr 8, 2005
    Sweden
    I have briefly played both (for jazz). I find the gauges of the plain guts in the EP slap set to be way on the thin side of the spectrum. Gamut gives you a wider variety of choices when it comes to gauges and construction, and yes, they are worth the money!
     
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  4. redwookie

    redwookie Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Chicago
    I've put a Gamut A string on recently. What a difference!
    I've had EP gut and synth on that bass. I was using a gut A (Clef?) which was only only OK-sounding.
    I got clearer tones expecially up past 2nd position. Bowing went from muddy
    to more than acceptable; I only bow for practice anyway, but still... I have EP gut D and G on another bass but I'm not ready to make a switch yet. But based on what I hear on my bass, I certainly do think about it.
     
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  5. Reiska

    Reiska

    Jan 27, 2014
    Helsinki, Finland
    To be honest, Evah slap D is the worst plain gut string I ever tried.
     
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