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gut to steel transition

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by mikjans, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. mikjans


    Dec 17, 2003
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Any of the oldtimers here who can recall just about when and how the transition from gut strings to steel strings took place? My guess is it was around 1960, give or take a couple of years. I´ve talked to older bassists over here (Sweden) who recalls steel strings were kind of a novelty in the late 50s, when bassists who played the Atlantic cruise ships brought home steel strings they´d bought in NYC.

    Warburton, or anyone else, care to elaborate on this?

    Mikael (at 49 not old enough to know)
  2. dex68

    dex68 Guest

    May 5, 2005
    Is it true that Ray Brown was one of the first to use steels?