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Purple Gut G

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Jason Sypher, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Today I was in the shop in my continuing quest to get my bass sounding right and I had the opportunity to play Wilbert De Joode's 1/2 size Lott bass. It's really a little powerhouse, quite fine indeed. Interestingly enough he had a purple plain gut G string. Anyone ever come across one of those. I think it could be a Lenzer. Any thoughts?
  2. Bobby King

    Bobby King Supporting Member

    May 3, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    You know, harpists use colored gut strings and it's possible it's a harp string in an appropriate gauge for a bass string. Just a thought.
  3. Reuben


    Aug 8, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    I'll bet you could get an email address for Wilbert and just ask him.
  4. I wrote him and I expect he will write me when he gets a chance.
  5. bassist14


    Oct 17, 2005
    i have lenzner supersolo D+G, they are not purple, just "gut-colored"
  6. joefee42


    Jul 21, 2009
    Ann Arbor, MI
    I just talked to him today. It's an F harp string tuned to the G. IIRC, he said it was made by pirastro....
    And yes that bass, and the way he plays it, is SO insane(ly great)!
  7. jason, were you at gage? i must have just missed you. was there in the afternoon.

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