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Newbie String Choice Help?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by yesdot, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. yesdot


    Mar 8, 2004
    Sydney Australia
    I can't make up my mind... Weichs or Obligatos or ...?
    For jazz, mostly pizz, but getting into arco. My bass is a 30's Czech factory ply and I've been playing unknown steel strings for a while, and really like the sustain. I'm really into John Leftwich's sound on Chet Baker's "Let's Get Lost" soundtrack if anyone's familiar with that. Many thanks in advance...
  2. JJBluegrasser

    JJBluegrasser Wannabe Snazzy Dresser

    Apr 17, 2003
    USA, Raleigh, NC
    Hi and welcome to the board! I think a set of Spirocore Mediums and a perusal through the newbie links will serve you well...

    Good luck!
  3. hammerhead


    Jun 30, 2004
    san jose, ca
    go to urbbob.com/strings.html

    great selection of strings and good imfo about them.
  4. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    If you've narrowed it down to two....

    If I had to take one set onto a desert island (or cruise ship gig) I'd take Obligatos. Weichs are too dicey in that they either work great for you or not.