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Nylon strings, upright sound

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Stiba, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. Stiba


    Mar 12, 2009
    Oslo, Norway
    nylon strings, do they sound moore upright bass'ish?
    Is it possible to get some kind of "jaco" sound on these?
    or are they to mellow...
  2. I always thought regular flatwounds got a better sound for uprite tone, at least to my ears and experience. Jaco used roundwounds, I believe.
  3. Stiba


    Mar 12, 2009
    Oslo, Norway
    Yes, I use roundwound now, and there good for "jaco" sound(rear pickup, close to the bridg).
    Picking at the lower part of the fretboard I get a decent upright'ish sound..

    Just wanted to know if someone knew if nylon core strings where better than regular flatwound,
    and if you can get a "jaco" type sound with them...

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