Gut D

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by ERIC A, Jul 30, 2021.

  1. ERIC A

    ERIC A Supporting Member

    I am sure this has been asked many times before, but what have you guys and gals found to be a decent substitute for a gut D. Flexible enough to slap, but stays in tune.

  2. JeffKissell

    JeffKissell Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Soquel, CA
    A plain gut D with varnish.
  3. Earl

    Earl Supporting Member

    What he said - and a good quality one as well. After a year of experimenting with steel and synthetics I am back to plain gut G & D (and even considering a plain A). It feels like coming home. For me there is nothing like it and it is my voice. I dug an old Lycon D out of the string drawer (pretty thin 2.4mm), sanded it, oiled it and then sealed it with a beeswax leather conditioner and man oh man!
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