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Reccomend me a new G and E string?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by thesneakyjesus, Oct 3, 2009.


  1. Hello all,
    I have been using evah pirazzi strings for a few months now on my main bass and I love them. I recently did a recording with this bass and it wasn't 100% as far as tone goes. It was very close though!

    I find the G string is not totally to my liking for the open pitch. Is there something similar that has a more rich, smooth, warm sound with the bow? Possibly a belcanto G?

    Also, I've been considering a permanent E string. I love the Evah E with the bow, but I find it a tad bit weak on my bass. I was hoping to get something with similar traits in warmth with a bit more bottom and little more bite. The permanent E string I played the other day on a one off lesson I played was great sounding. Do you guys have any thoughts on it?

    Pizzicato tone is a little bit of a factor. The Evahs are good enough for pizz on this bass, so the replacement strings would have to be similar in pizz punch/sustain, but this isn't a HUGE concearn. I play wit With this bass I'll be doing a little bit of jazz here and there, but I mostly prefer the arco tone. I have another bass I'm going to just suck up and throw spriocores onto it for most jazz gigs.

    Thanks everyone.
     
  2. moles

    moles

    Jan 24, 2007
    Winnipeg, MB
    Silly question - but if you're unhappy with the G and E string on the Evahs...why are you sticking with them at all?

    I'm asking out of pure curiosity. I don't play much arco, so I can't give you any suggestions there (and may be a reason I'm not fully understanding the mixing up of strings to the degree you're talking about) other than perhaps it would be worth a shot to try a full set of permanents -?
     
  3. it wouldn't be a bad idea to try a full set of permanents.


    The A and D sound beatiful. The E string sounds great but is a bit weak on my bass, which is a bit on the small end.

    The G is okay, but, especially with solo play, it's important to have a nice warm open G, and I just don't think this is all the way there.

    My bass just needs some special attention maybe?
     
  4. Maybe your instrument just needs a bit of setup tweeking?
    I'm thinking of the soundpost in particular.
    Just my $0.02
     
  5. Hey guys.
    I've been playing the bass a lot today with the bow working on the cello suites. I think I can make the G work for me if I just practice enough. It is clear that the E isn't enough on my bass. I think I'll try a permanent E. I would like something with a big pizz blossom though. Any ideas?
     

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