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Gut String Help....

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by TLATX, Mar 10, 2018.


  1. TLATX

    TLATX

    Mar 10, 2018
    I’m trying to find a replacement for my current D gut string. My E and A are medium Spiros and my G is a Pirastro plain gut. Unfortunately, I can’t remember what the D string was...(it may be a lezner)
    The problem is, it feels floppy compared to the E,A and G which all have a similar feel with my plucking hand. I primarily play western swing pizz/slap and a bit of jazz. Any suggestions on a D string with a bit more plucking tension?
    Thank you!
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2018
  2. Get a eudoxa D. If you like the G the D is more of the same
     
  3. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    New Orleans
    So to confirm you have a plain gut D with a wrapped G? Interesting. I would say get an Eudoxa or if it's too expensive olive
     
  4. TLATX

    TLATX

    Mar 10, 2018
    Actually no...it is not wrapped but it is a
    No...it is a Pirastro but must not be a Eudoxa as it is not wrapped. I looked at the receipt and it said Eudoxa but it can’t be. Assuming it is a Chorda?
     
  5. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    New Orleans
    If it's a pirastro plain gut string then it's a chorda most likely a Normal one. I would try the chorda D string
     
  6. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    New Orleans
    Or actually I personally would try an Oliv D next to a plain gut G as I think it would transition better
     
  7. You want the D to feel on the light side for clarity of response. Heavy D and E strings thud rather than yield defined pitch. One of the many fun things about being a gut player.
     
  8. TLATX

    TLATX

    Mar 10, 2018
    Tonally, I don’t mind the sound of the d I have. It just feels so much different than the other 3....floppy and loose. Would a lighter D gut string feel firmer when plucked?
     
  9. ctxbass

    ctxbass Supporting Member

    Nov 6, 2003
    Central Texas

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