Saw Ron's band at the Blue Note last nite. BTW, he's not getting younger, and anyone who hasn't seen this master in person should do so and get a master class. He had a lifeline pickup and a big speaker up on a pole right behind his head; hope he's not experiencing hearing loss. I couldn't id his strings. Anyone able to? With my bad eyes under the colored bandstand lights it looked like the bottom 3 were kind of coppery/velvet looking with red bottom windings and ball-ends. The G was silvery or almost white, also with red windings. Sounded like the old pre-La Bella-black Ron. Very warm and clear.