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Piccolo Strings for my Breedlove AB

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by pecBass, Nov 2, 2018.


  1. pecBass

    pecBass

    Jan 22, 2013
    DFW
    I have a desire to play around with the Piccolo tuning and have my Breedlove AB which is not getting much play time.

    Couple of questions:

    Do they make nylon strings for piccolo and will they fit the Breedlove AB?
    Will I get plenty of sound out of it being a higher frequency?

    Am I crazy to consider such a thing?
     
  2. HaphAsSard

    HaphAsSard

    Dec 1, 2013
    Italia
    Not that I'm aware of.
    Now, did you mean nylon on the outside (metal strings wrapped in nylon, i.e. tapewounds), or on the inside (nylon-core strings wound in silverplated copper or bronze, or plain nylon strings)?
    The answer to your question would stay negative either way (no piccolo bass tapes, no piccolo bass roundcores, AFAIK), but I could direct you towards guitar string options of relevant type. The only difference would be the absence of the word "piccolo" on the package: piccolo strings are guitar strings in practice.
     
  3. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    It will probably be acoustically louder than with bass strings. Same volume plugged in.
     
  4. ixlramp

    ixlramp

    Jan 25, 2005
    UK
    Yes, higher pitch strings are louder on acoustic instruments.
    You're not crazy.
     

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