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Plain Gut String users ?

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

  1. ERIC A

    ERIC A Supporting Member

    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. ERIC A

    ERIC A Supporting Member

    Thanks for the information. It sounds like I am much better off with a wound A.