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Plain Gut String users ?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by ERIC A, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. For those of you who use plain Gut strings without the wrapped A or E string, I was wondering what the advantages/disadvantages are of a plain A vs. wrapped.

  2. Adrian Cho

    Adrian Cho Supporting Member

    Sep 17, 2001
    Ottawa, Canada
    One simple issue is the thickness of the string. A plain A is going to be a fair bit thicker than a wound A.

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    Another thing is the clarity of the sound. A plain "A" will not have the same attack and center to the sound. It will be more thumpy. It really depends on what you want.
  4. Thanks for the information. It sounds like I am much better off with a wound A.