modern bowed gut players?

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by nicklloyd, Jan 1, 2003.

  1. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Who can be heard using bowed gut strings these days, on recordings? I'm looking for modern players, not in the classical scene, though.
  2. Monte


    Jan 9, 2001
    New Albany, MS
    Most of the recent Rufus Reid stuff has him bowing on gut. For a long time he was using Oliv's, and now he uses Velvet Anima.

  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I was at a workshop with Arnie Somogyi and he said he had used gut strings on recordings.
  4. Bruce Calin

    Bruce Calin

    Oct 15, 2002
    I just remembered a cd that came out a few years ago featuring Harvie Swarz(he is now known as Harvie S.)I don't think I spelled his name right & I know he is sensitive about it,so I apologize in advance.Anyway the cd is called "Love Notes From the Bass",& has some excellent playing on it-mostly originals by the pianist but written for bass-sort of Ellington- Blanton style but not quite so jazzy.The liner notes make a point of the fact that Harvie plays gut strings.It's worth checking out.He's definitely a player.