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Gut String ID

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by TroyK, Jul 25, 2012.


  1. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    I'm going to get a couple of other photos, but does anyone recognize these gut strings? They're on my decesed uncle's 1940's Gibson bass, that I have a thread going on in the basses section. It appears that the E and A have a black winding and the D and G are plain gut, all have tail-end silks.

    I've ask for a close up of the peg end silks and the windings mid-string.

    I suppose they could be nylon, but they look like gut to me.
     

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  2. superman

    superman

    Mar 5, 2007
    Nashville Tenn
    Those are not gut,,they are Labella supernyl nylons
     
  3. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    That was my other guess. Are you sure?
     
  4. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Dude, you don't tug on Superman's cape! :D
     
  5. superman

    superman

    Mar 5, 2007
    Nashville Tenn
    Yep,,you can see the nylon strands at the end of the string
     
  6. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Not doubting, just asking. :) Thanks for the answer.

    It occurred to me that they might be Labellas, but I had never seen a set. I haven't seen these in person, only the photos that I uploaded.

    I'll do some reading about them. I'm trying to advise my cousin through getting this bass repaired and restored and was going to give him some string direction, but asked him for a photo of what was on there, allowing for the possibility the my uncle had put on a pair of spirocores right before its long period of rest. My other best guess was going to be that there would be some 50 year old gut strings on there. Looks like the answer is neither. Thanks again.
     

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